April 6, 2015 Redistricting Updates

The latest draft of redistricting implementation policy has been posted by ACPS. You will find the link below as well as excerpts from the policy that outline how existing students will be handled when/if the school boundaries change for the 2017/2018 school year.

  • Boundary Students: Rising 5th grade students may choose to stay at their current school if they are re-zoned to a new boundary school. Any sibling of a rising 5th grade student will also be allowed to remain at that school for the next following school year only.
  • Programmatic Transfer Students (duel-language, modified calendar and K-8): Students who have opted out of a dual-language or modified calendar program and are currently attending a traditional school outside of their attendance zone via programmatic transfer will be allowed to remain at their current school. Siblings of students who have received programmatic transfers will be allowed to attend the sibling’s school even if class size caps are exceeded.
  • Administrative Transfer Students: Students with previously approved administrative transfers will be allowed to remain at their current school after confirmation of the initial transfer approval. Siblings of students who have received administrative transfers will be allowed to attend the sibling’s school even if class size caps are exceeded.

This and other policies related to redistricting will be discussed at Monday’s Redistricting Steering Committee meeting as possibly at Thursday’s School Board Meeting. Should you have any questions or concerns about the latest policy draft, please reach out to ACPS or School Board Members as they are the best source of information and are seeking as much community feedback as possible.

Redistricing Policy April 2016 (Draft) (click to read)