February 24, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gresham-Barlow School District announces limited openings
next school year for students living outside district boundaries
A new law taking effect in 2012 gives parents more choice regarding where their student can attend school and provides school districts an additional method of admitting students from outside their boundaries.
Under this new “open enrollment” process, the Gresham-Barlow School Board has decided to open a limited number of spaces to students who live outside the school district. During this open enrollment period, (March 1 - March 30) students will not need consent from the district they reside in to transfer to a different school district for the following school year.
Parents of transfer students are responsible for providing transportation to and from school unless otherwise specified. During the open enrollment period, the Gresham-Barlow School District is only accepting transfer students from school districts in Multnomah County, the North Clackamas School District, and the Oregon Trail School District.
The spaces were determined based on a capacity study of schools in the district, enrollment projections for next year, and the number of transfer students currently enrolled. The spaces open to non-resident students are in schools and grade levels that are under-enrolled. Application forms and a list of open slots available per school and grade level are on the school district website at www.gresham.k12.or.us or by contacting Grace Arnold at 503-618-2467.
Request forms must be received at the Gresham-Barlow School District office at 1331 NW Eastman Parkway no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, March 30. Decisions on transfers will be made by May 1.