From the board meeting of November 1, 2016, items handed out at the meeting that were not included in the posted board agenda book:
Sent by request from DPAC, the Duchess Park motion with Appendix (not distributed at the board meeting):
A trustee asked at the board meeting if there would be any grandfathering for siblings at Duchess Park. From DPAC’s notes taken at the meeting:
“Will there be any grandfathering for siblings?
policy does prioritize siblings – do attempt to assist families in that way
siblings have priority if spaces available – where schools are tight, then no guarantee – priority doesn’t mean that a spot is available”
It’s unclear if any siblings of non-catchment area students would be allowed in – given that these students would not be able to register at Duchess Park directly, they would need to register at their catchment school (or feeder school), and then apply to transfer to Duchess Park. While the policy would given them priority among the non-catchment students applying to transfer, the motion would appear to eliminate any non-catchment transfers.
SD57 Policy 5119:
Some specific provisions that apply:
Elementary to Secondary Transition
3.1 An elementary student who attends the regular program offered in the school serving the catchment area in which the student resides is entitled to attend the regular program offered at the secondary school serving that catchment area.
3.2 A student attending a regular program in an elementary school outside his or her catchment area, when moving from elementary to secondary school is entitled to attend either:
- 3.2.1 The secondary school serving the catchment area in which the student resides, or
- 3.2.2 The secondary school to which his or her current school is linked.
3.3 A student in a choice program moving from elementary to secondary school is entitled to attend either:
- 3.3.1 The secondary school serving the catchment area in which the student resides, or
- 3.3.2 The secondary school to which his or her school or program is linked.
2.2.1 Students who wish to attend a regular program are required to register in the school serving the catchment area in which they live. Proof of residence is required. If there are more students than can be accommodated, then priority will be established based on the date and time of registration.
2.2.2 Students who wish to attend the regular program offered in a school other than the school serving the catchment area in which they live must first register in the school serving their catchment area and then apply for a transfer through the school district’s transfer process.