Administrative Procedure 305

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES

Background

The Division establishes attendance boundaries for each of its schools.

Procedures

  1. Boundaries shall be set with regard to:
    1. Maintaining the stability and viability of each school.
    2. The efficiency and continuity of bus routes and busing.
       
  2. Students are expected to attend the school in their attendance boundary.
     
  3. Boundaries will be in place before the beginning of each school year.
     
  4. Where busing is a factor, bus service will be provided to all eligible students living within the attendance boundary to the school(s) for which the boundary is set.
     
  5. In exceptional circumstances, the Division will consider providing busing to students living outside an attendance boundary, including non-resident students. Every case must be applied for each school year.
    1. A written parental application for a student to be bussed outside the attendance boundary must be received by the Division.
      1. A busing fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per student/family must accompany the application.Should the application be denied, the fee will be refunded.
    2. The student will get on the bus at a pick up point already in place on the established bus route.
    3. There must be sufficient space on the bus to accommodate the requesting student.
    4. Every case must be applied for each school, no pro-rating will apply.
    5. Final approval is given by the Superintendent.

Reference

Section 4,7,11,21,32,33,52,53,59,197,222 Education Act

 

Approved: May 18, 2005

Amended: June 22, 2005; January 9, 2018; August 21, 2018