The Williamson County School Board has approved the open-zoned schools for
the 2007-08 school year. The deadline to apply
for out of zone approval is May 15.
answers to frequently asked questions about this issue.
WHAT SCHOOLS ARE OPEN ZONED FOR 2007-2008?
The open-zoned elementary schools are College Grove
Elementary, Crockett Elementary, Edmondson Elementary (only to
students zoned to Sunset Elementary), Fairview Elementary (only
to students zoned to Westwood Elementary), and Pinewood
Elementary. Woodland Middle will be the only open zoned middle
school and Page High will be the only open zoned high school.
All other schools are closed for enrollment to any student not
residing in that specific school transportation zone or not
approved under the guidelines specified in policy 1.703.
Students requesting to attend an open zoned school may be denied
if it would result in overcrowding or oversized classes.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR OUT OF ZONE APPROVAL?
The deadline for each year is MAY 15.
CAN FRANKLIN SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ZONED STUDENTS ATTEND
WILLIAMSON COUNTY SCHOOLS?
FSSD students may attend an open zoned school, but they must
provide their own transportation. The deadline to apply for out
of zone for FSSD students is MAY 15.
I HAVE A CONTRACT ON A HOUSE, BUT I WILL NOT BE CLOSING
UNTIL AFTER SCHOOL STARTS. MAY MY CHILD BEGIN SCHOOL WHERE
HE WILL BE ATTENDING ONCE WE CLOSE?
A student with a temporary residence in Williamson County may
enroll in the school he will be attending if the parents provide
to the principal, prior to enrollment, a copy of a
non-contingent contract documenting their intent to move into
that school zone within the current school year. Transportation
must be provided by the parents.
A student with a temporary residence outside of Williamson
County may enroll in the school he will be attending if the
parents provide to the principal, prior to enrollment, a copy of
a non-contingent contract documenting their intent to move into
that school zone within the current school year. Transportation
must be provided by the parents. Tuition must be paid for the
semester prior to the start of the semester at 50 percent of the
annual family tuition rate. Tuition will be refunded in full for
the semester when the student has established documented permanent
residence within Williamson County at anytime during the
semester. No refund will be made if residence has not been
established by the end of the semester. The family tuition rate
for the 2007-08 school year will be determined at the March
School Board meeting.
IF I AM ATTENDING A WILLIAMSON COUNTY SCHOOL AND MOVE OUT
OF THE COUNTY, MAY I FINISH THAT SCHOOL YEAR?
Any student who moves out of the county during the school
year may complete the school year. No tuition will be charged
for a current semester in progress; however, tuition must be
paid for any new semester enrolled.
MAY I PAY TUITION SO MY CHILDREN MAY ATTEND ANY SCHOOL
THAT I CHOOSE?
No. Students may attend school outside their school
transportation zone provided that school is an open zoned
school. Students must apply and meet the guidelines of the open
MAY I PAY TUITION IF I LIVE OUTSIDE WILLIAMSON COUNTY SO
MY CHILDREN MAY ATTEND SCHOOL IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY?
No. Students must reside in Williamson County or provide
documentation of their intent to reside in Williamson County.
WHAT ABOUT GRANDFATHERING?
Students currently attending a school and who move out of
their transportation zone and maintain residence within
Williamson County may request out-of-zone approval through the
out-of-zone school principal to continue in attendance in that
school as long as they have lived in that zone for at least
twelve consecutive months and they provide their
transportation. Only the out-of-zone principalís approval
signature is required. Students who relocate within Williamson
County during a school year but have not lived in the said
transportation zone for more than twelve consecutive months may
complete only that school year at the original school.
When a new school is opened, students rezoned or
transportation zone changed may request and be grandfathered to
continue in their former zoned school according to School Board
policy as follows: Elementary School -rising 5th grade students,
Middle School - rising 8th grade students, and High School -
rising 11th and 12th grade students. Requests should be
submitted by May 15 of the preceding year. Parents are
responsible for transportation to the out-of-zone school.
When a student is attending an out-of-zone school, that
student and his siblings may attend through the highest grade
level of that school. A sibling may only apply to attend an
out-of-zone school if there is an older sibling currently
attending that school. A student may continue in the next level
of the feeder pattern unless the transfer would result in
overcrowding of the school and/or oversized classes. Requests
for each student at the time of entry to the specific school
should be submitted by May 15.
WHAT ABOUT GRANDFATHERING IN REFERENCE TO THE RECENT
For all elementary school rezoning, only the rising fifth
graders and their siblings are eligible to grandfather to attend
the former zoned school with out of zone approval. For the
middle and high school rezoning, any students currently
attending a rezoned middle school or rezoned high school and
their siblings are eligible to grandfather to attend the former
zoned school with out of zone approval. Rezoned students that
choose to grandfather to the former zoned school must provide
their own transportation. Transportation will only be provided
to out of zone students attending Page High which live in the
Page Middle transportation zone. Any rising sixth grader or
rising ninth grader must attend the new transportation zone
school unless they have an older sibling that will be currently
attending that school.
MAY I ATTEND A CLOSED ZONED SCHOOL FOR A SPECIFIC
A student may apply for an out of zone school placement for
specific curricular needs. A curricular need exists when the
zoned school does not offer a particular course of study. A
course of study is defined as a series of courses in the
career/technical area. Failure to register for the approved
course of study will cause the student to be returned to the
zoned school immediately. Further, the student shall continue
to enroll in the approved course of study until requirements are
met to graduate in the technical path. Students requesting to
attend an out of zone school may be denied if the transfer would
result in overcrowding of the school and/or oversized classes in
the approved course of study.