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3130 - District Attendance Areas, Open Enrollment, and Employees' Student Placement



Walla Walla School District recognizes and appreciates collaboration between parents/guardians and schools in meeting the educational needs of the students.

Students are generally encouraged to attend the elementary, middle and/or high school located in their attendance area as designated by the district. Attendance areas provide a balance among number of students, available classrooms, and teaching staff. When unusual circumstances exist, exceptions shall be considered based upon parent/guardian request (open enrollment) and/or district need (involuntary transfer and overload) in accordance with procedures developed by the superintendent.

Placement of Students in Districtwide Programs

There are a number of districtwide programs that the district chooses to locate at specific schools. Students may apply to open enroll to the schools at which these programs are located. However, placement in these programs shall be according to qualifications or needs and space available regardless of the student's attendance area or open enrollment status.

The superintendent will develop and publish appropriate procedures to implement this policy.

Legal Reference: RCW 28A.225.220 Adults, children from other districts, agreements for attending school

28A.225.225 Application from nonresident students or students receiving home-based instruction to attend district school

28A.225.270 Intradistrict enrollment options, policies

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

Revised: July 22, 2003

Revised: October 7, 2003

Revised: March 17, 2009

Revised: February 4, 2014

Revised: March 3, 2015

WALLA WALLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS • 364 South Park St. • Walla Walla, WA 99362 • Phone: 509-527-3000 • Fax: 509.529.7713

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