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Title 4 . Education and Early Development
Chapter 6 . (Repealed)
Section 855. School choice

4 AAC 06.855. School choice

(a) If required under 4 AAC 06.840, and not later than 10 days following the final designation of a school in the district under 4 AAC 06.835(a) , a district shall provide parents of students enrolled in the school with the option to transfer the student to another public school in the district that is not designated as Level 2 or higher under 4 AAC 06.835(a) .

(b) If a parent elects under (a) of this section to transfer a student, the district shall provide the student transportation to the other school unless the

(1) school is more than 50 miles from the student's home; or

(2) student's home and the school are not connected by road.

(c) If a district is unable to offer an option to transfer, the district shall

(1) to the extent practicable, establish a cooperative agreement for a transfer with a district in the area; and

(2) offer supplemental educational services under 4 AAC 06.860.

(d) In offering an option to transfer, a district

(1) shall, if possible, offer a choice of more than one school;

(2) shall consider the parent's preferences among the schools offered;

(3) may not use lack of capacity to deny parents the option to transfer; however, nothing in this paragraph authorizes a district or school to fail to comply with the requirements of AS 18.70 and 13 AAC 50;

(4) shall give priority to the lowest-achieving students from low-income families, as identified under 20 U.S.C. 6313(a); and

(5) shall allow a student to remain at the receiving school until the student has completed the highest grade in the school; however, the district is not required to provide transportation in any school year after the school year in which the school from which the student transferred is no longer designated at Level 2 or higher.

(e) A public school to which a student transfers under (a) of this section shall ensure that the student is enrolled in classes and other activities in the school in the same manner as all other students in the school.

History: Eff. 11/23/2003, Register 168

Authority: AS 14.03.123

AS 14.07.020

AS 14.07.060

AS 14.50.080


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