District Attendance Areas
It is the goal of BISD to maintain stable school attendance areas and minimize involuntary school transfers. Students in the district shall attend the school designated for the geographic attendance area in which he or she resides. However, the attendance area may vary from year to year and/or for each grade level.
At the elementary level, we have flexible boundaries among Blakely, Ordway and Wilkes schools. This means at times we must transfer students between schools to maintain equitable class sizes across grade levels within the district. Concerted efforts will be made to minimize student moves between schools by determining teacher assignments based on the projected enrollment for each grade level at each school and by carefully reviewing all requests for specific school assignment submitted by parents.
In an effort to maintain equitable class loads and to permit the various elementary schools of the district to maintain classroom space for art, music, Title I/LAP services, programs for students with disabilities, and other specialized services offered students, BISD authorizes the use of flexible boundary lines for each elementary school in the district.
The district will inform parents and interested citizens, through the use of parent bulletins, newspaper, and real estate sales office contacts, about the use and necessity of flexible boundary lines.
Notification of school assignments shall be electronically mailed to parents of returning students on or before July 1. Families of students who may be impacted by a potential change of school assignment will be notified by phone or mail. Building principals will be available mid-August to review school assignment concerns with parent(s).
For those students affected by school transfers, principals will establish a time when students and their parents may visit the new school prior to the first day. Careful consideration shall be given to parent, counselor, and/or teacher recommendations regarding possible adjustment problems of individual students experiencing multiple transfers. This decision will be made by the school district administration after carefully considering all relevant information. Request for specific school assignments may be submitted for consideration according to Policy and Procedure 3131.
Updated July 2021