RC Schools Accepting Out Of Zone Requests Til March 1st
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The Robertson County Schools district is now accepting requests for out-of-zone placement.
Requests for out-of-zone placement must be made annually.
Applications will be accepted through March 1st.
School Board Policy 6.220 Student Assignment:
No transfers will be granted (in county or out of county) where the cumulative effect will reduce desegregation in the sending or receiving school. All transfers are provisional based on a periodic review of enrollment data and continued efforts to reduce segregation.
The district will use the following guidelines when determining eligibility for accepting students from out of zone, including supporting documentation that establishes one of the following reasons:
1a. Students of actively employed faculty/staff 2a. School Board Policy 6.240 [Safe and Drug Free Schools Act] 3a. School Board Policy 4.250 [McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act] 4a. Required accommodations for IDEA identified students 5a. Students pursuing a high school course of study not offered in another county school. A signed statement, from the sending school, verifying the unavailability of the specific course(s) necessitating the student’s transfer is required 6a. Recommendation initiated by the Director of Schools/Designee determined to be in the best interest of the student. Documentation will be required. 7a. Hardship transfer- acceptable Power of Attorney (POA) required
The following are not valid reasons for accepting students out of zone: 1b. Child care 2b. Convenience or proximity to work 3b. Participation in extracurricular activities 4b. Property/Business ownership 5b. Anticipated relocations 6b. Other _______________________________
The Robertson County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion or marital status, in training, activities or employment practices in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Acts of 1997 and 2004.