7:030 Student Assignment and Intra-District Transfer

Attendance Areas

The School District is divided into school attendance areas.  The Superintendent or designee will:

  1. Review the boundary lines annually and recommend any to the School Board; or
  2. Create new attendance areas using a lens that considers preventing segregation and the elimination of separating students in the District’s schools because of color, race, or nationality.

The Superintendent or designee shall maintain a map of the District showing current school attendance areas. All records pertaining to the creation, alteration, or revision of attendance units are open to the public. Students living in a given school attendance area will be assigned to that school. Homeless children shall be assigned according to Board policy 6:140, Education of Homeless Children.

Transfers Within the District

A student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) may request a transfer for their child to a District school other than the one assigned.  A request should be directed to the Superintendent, who, at his or her sole discretion, may grant the request when the parent(s)/guardian(s) demonstrate that the student could be better accommodated by the educational program at another school, provided space is available.  If a request is granted, the parent/guardian shall be responsible for transportation.  The provisions in this section have no applicability to transfers pursuant to the Unsafe School Choice Option in Board policy 4:170, Safety.

Class Assignments

The Superintendent or designee shall assign students to classes.

Cross Reference: 

4:170 Safety

6:030 Organization of Instruction

6:140 Education of Homeless Children

Legal Reference(s):   

105 ILCS 5/10-21.3, 5/10-21.3a, and 5/10-22.5.

Date Adopted:   June 23, 2009

Date Amended:  February 7, 2017

Date Amended:  February 24, 2023