The Bay County School Board has established the following policies and procedures to ensure compliance with 1002.31, Fla. Stat. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall make student school assignments for grades K-12 using the parent's or legal guardian's indicated Preferential Choice SElection( "Choice Request") as a significant factor in the assignment. The District shall ensure that parents or legal guardians are annually informed regarding the Controlled School Choice Program and given the opportunity to visit schools prior to making a choice. [Note: Students may have only one (1) change of placement during a school year.]
The Open Enrollment Period will be February 1st through February 28th each year. Parents may submit Choice Requests any time during the year; however students submitting Choice Applications during the Open Enrollment Period will be placed first. Students will be placed in their first, second or third choice school, respectively as long as each school remains in compliance with any Federal Consent Order, or until the school reaches its recommended enrollment capacity.
Choice requests submitted after the open enrollment period will only be approved if the requested school is under its Enrollment Capacity and the requested grade level is under 95% of the maximum enrollment allowed for the District to be in compliance with the class size amendment.
Students will remain at their current school unless they submit a Choice Application requesting a change or have changed current residence during the school year. Students moving to the next school level will be placed at their zoned school unless they submit a Choice Application making a request.
Bay District Schools; 1311 Balboa Avenue; Panama City, FL; 32401; Phone (850) 767-4100