Open enrollment for parents to request a school other than their child’s assigned school for the 2011-12 school year starts today.
Pinellas County Schools open enrollment runs through April 18.
There are a limited number of seats available due to class size and No Child Left Behind requirements.
To participate, parents can log into the Student Reservation System on the district website, www.pcsb.org, using their parent portal user ID and password.
If parents do not have a user ID and password, they may visit any nearby school to get one. If parents already have a user ID and password for another child they do not need a new one.
Students do not lose their current seat by requesting another school. Incoming kindergartners and other students new to the district must be enrolled in a school to participate.
Parents need to be aware of the following if they decide to participate in open enrollment:
- Incoming kindergartners, 6th and 9th graders will be assigned to their zoned school for 2011-12. During open enrollment, parents may request to have siblings assigned to the same school next year provided there is a seat available.
- If a parent requests a change in a school assignment for their child during open enrollment and receives the new school assignment, their child will not receive school bus transportation unless the requested school is their zoned school and the student lives more than two miles from that school.
- Students assigned to a non-zoned school during open enrollment are permitted to stay at the non-zoned school through the highest grade level at that school unless the district rezones your residence.
- All assignments will be made on a space-available basis, and parents will be notified by phone or email by May 9.
The first day of school for the next school year is Aug. 22. Students must be five years old on or before Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten.
For more information about the registration process or open enrollment:
Call (727) 588-6210 or visit www.pcsb.org.