Union County Realignment Information

Dated: 04/24/2018

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Update: April 9, 2018

At its March 6, 2018 meeting, the Board of Education approved a realignment plan that will go into effect beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The Board of Education adopted the recommendation of the Student Realignment Citizens Advisory Committee with several amendments. Guiding principles for the 2018 realignment included creating a neighborhood school concept, maximizing transportation efficiency, establishing clear feeder patterns and continuity and school utilization.

Student assignments for 2018-19 school year: Parents can find out their child's 2018-19 school assignment by using the search bar on the interactive maps. Click on this link https://www.croppermap.com/unioncounty and type in your child's address in the search bar. Information will be provided for the current school year and the 2018-19 school year.

Please note: Parents will not receive a letter in the mail to notify them of their child's 2018-19 school assignment.

Grandfathering requests for 2018-19 school year: UCPS will process grandfathering requests April 10-23. The district will use an online system called Scribbles to process all grandfathering requests.  Parents will need their child's Student ID number to access the Scribbles portal. All communication about grandfathering requests will be sent from the Scribbles portal. Parents will not recieve updates via US mail. All grandfathering requests must be complete by April 23. Reminder: If parents choose the grandfathering option, district transportation is not provided.

Student Transfers for 2018-19: Information for student transfers will be available in May 2018. Visit this webpage for updates about the transfer process.

 

Below is information about grandfathering, choice options and a sibling policy that have been approved by the Board of Education for the 2018-19 school year.

Grandfathering

The Board has approved the following grandfathering opportunities. If your student will be in the following grades for the 2018-19 school year, he or she is eligible to remain in his/her current school/cluster as described below. Students who takes advantage of the grandfathering option shall provide their own transportation.

  • Rising 5th graders (current 4th grade students) to finish elementary school;

  • Rising 8th graders (current 7th grade students) to finish middle school; and

  • Students currently enrolled in a dual language program and their siblings currently enrolled in the same elementary school.

  • Rising 9th graders (current 8th grade students) to finish high school.

  • Rising 10th – 12th graders (all sitting high school students) to finish high school

Students otherwise eligible for grandfathering may be reassigned if the special program required to meet the needs of the student is not in the school to which the student is currently assigned or pursuant to an assignment to an alternative school. Additionally, a student will not be able to gain admission into a special program school (i.e. CATA or UCEC) or an academy within a school (i.e. Culinary Arts or Law Enforcement) through the grandfathering process.


More details here.....  https://www.ucps.k12.nc.us/domain/3068

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