Out-of-Assigned District Policy

Out-of-Assigned District Information

The Newton Public Schools considers applications for students to transfer to schools outside of their home district. It is the goal of the school system to grant to the degree possible requests for out-of-assigned district placements. Impact on enrollment, staffing and space availability now and in the future are key considerations. Out-of-assigned district placements for students who wish to attend a school in Newton other than his/her district school are limited. Such placements will be made on a space available basis only. In addition to Newton residents, members of NTA Units A, B, C, D, E, NESA, or the Custodial union may also apply for placement of their children in a Newton Public School.

Approval for out-of-assigned district placements is subject to space availability in the requested school and grade, and for all subsequent grades as well. Expected class, team and school sizes will be based on the most recent projections by the School Department. Size will be considered for both the requested year and for any future year for which the School Department provides projections.   

Applications for the following school year must be submitted on forms which are available beginning January 14, 2011 in the Elementary Education Office (Grades K-5) or the Deputy Superintendent’s Office (Grades 6-12) at the Education Center.  Parents/guardians requesting out-of-assigned district placements should call the Elementary Education Office (Grades K-5) at 617-559-6105 or the Deputy Superintendent’s Office (Grades 6-12) at 617-559-6115 for information. Applications are also available on-line at www.newton.k12.ma.us/outofassigneddistrict.com.

Completed applications, signed by the in-district principal, can be submitted no earlier than March 1 and no later than May 1. Those received after May 1 and before Labor Day may, under special circumstances, be considered for placement after all other placement decisions have been made. Applications may be mailed in or brought to the Education Center.

The goal is to announce out-of-assigned district decisions as close to June 1 as possible. Students approved for out-of-assigned district placement should understand that the course assignment process has begun prior to June and that they may not receive their first choices in course selection.  Parents are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from the out-of-assigned district school.

For more information about the Out-of-Assigned District Policy, please visit our website at www3.newton.k12.ma.us.

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