Open Enrollment Policies: State Profile

Open Enrollment Policies: State Profile - Connecticut

Last updated: June 2013. Please contact Emily Workman (303.299.3655 or eworkman@ecs.org) with questions or comments about the database.
 

Open Enrollment Survey 2013
Does the state have a Voluntary Intradistrict Open Enrollment program? YES
Does the state have a Mandatory Intradistrict Open Enrollment program? NO
Does the state have a Voluntary Interdistrict Open Enrollment program? YES
Does the state have a Mandatory Interdistrict Open Enrollment program? YES
Preference to increase diversity
Does the state provide districts “Opt Out” provisions for open enrollment programs? Not addressed.
Does the state set priorities for districts to follow when accepting students for open enrollment? YES
Lottery to preserve or increase racial, ethnic and economic diversity except preference given to siblings and students from low-performing schools.
Who is responsible for student transportation? Intradistrict voluntary and interdistrict voluntary, parents are responsible but local Board of Education may provide.
Interdistrict mandatory, state Board of Education may provide grants to boards for reasonable costs.
Do desegregation provisions impact open enrollment programs? YES
Purpose of open enrollment policy to reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation or preserve racial and ethnic balance. Boards of education must provide information to state on biannual basis.

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