Attendance Zone Policy
The following Administrative Regulations will
facilitate any and all requests from parents or staff members requesting
an exception for their children to attend a school out of their assigned
Parents/Guardians must complete the District application form
requesting a change in Attendance Zone, and submit
same to the Director of Student Activities for processing.
Applications must be submitted on an annual basis, and will be
processed on a "first received-first served" basis.
Applications will be accepted within the following timelines:
- Five days after the first day of school.
- From March 1st to April 15th for the Fall Term of the
succeeding year. Final placement decisions for the Fall
Term will not be made until after the first five days
of the new school year.
The Van Buren School District will not provide transportation
to any student who chooses to change Attendance Zones.
For a request in Change of Attendance Zone to be approved,
space must be available at the school site. The District will
not approve a request for a change in Attendance Zone, if the
change would displace a student who legally resides in the
requested Attendance Zone.
The District will not approve a change in Attendance Zone, if the
request would adversely affect the racial or socioeconomic balance
within the schools.
Students who are granted a change in Attendance Zone due to behavior
or discipline problems will be placed in the new setting with the understanding
that placement in the Alternative School will follow, if problems persist.
Children of Staff members will be allowed to attend the school that
is the home base of the staff member, if the placement does not displace
a student who resides in the Attendance Zone area.
- Any and all appeals will be submitted to the Superintendent for final dispensation.