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Old 04-18-2011, 12:41 PM
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My daughter is going into Kindergarden next year and we are just 1/2 a block from the boundary line for a school that is better than the one we are zoned for. Has anyone or does anyone know anyone who applied and was granted a reassignment to a different public school (not magnet) other than their zoned school?

I have looked on the Broward Public School District site ([url=http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/nclb_reassignments]NCLB & Reassignment Department[/url]) and it looks pretty tough to be approved for a different school than you are zoned for, unless you have a medical hardship, etc.

I wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with how to do this. Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:06 AM
Location: S.Florida
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Unless it is a charter or magnet school, your child will have to attend the school in your boundary.Sometimes the school your child is assigned to is furthur away then the better school.
Id suggest you find a neighbor in the boundary of the better school and use their address.
Almost all corrospondence from the school is electronic now anyway and if you know someone in the boundary, they can just call you if you recieve any mail.
I know people who have done this in coconut creek since the elementary school was across the street from them and their district was in coral springs about 10 miles from their home.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:38 AM
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I would put in for the reassignment, I know plenty of people who have gotten it that werent based off medical reasons, etc. Sometimes the reassignments are done off a lottery so the reason isnt really a concern. The few people that I know that applied for reassignments put down, most the kids on their street go to that school, the school is near your job so makes it easier for pick up, someone who lives over there takes them to school, etc..
Just apply and see if you get it.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:19 PM
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I know people around here who do this all the time (are reassigned to other schools). I was even offered reassignment for my daughter when she had issues with the public middle school in our area (she ended up going to private though).

I have a friend who lives in Margate who's kids both go to Coral Springs' schools. I have another friend who's daughter went to a Coconut Creek elementary school and when she moved within the city her daughter was in a different school boundary but she was able to get her back to the original school she attended.

There are certain schools in the area that allow for reassignment and there are some you may be able to choose if they have the space for the student available. All's you can do is try. I'm sure you checked out this website:
NCLB & Reassignment Department

If you really are serious about it, call the superintendent's office (that's what one of my friend's did).
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:21 PM
Location: Cooper City, FL
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I don't think it's is a problem to reassign into another school, unless that school is overcroweded. And yes, a phone call can work miracles. You can also call your school board rep for your area. The School Board of Broward County, FL
Btw, James Notter, Superintendent, resigned as of June 30, 2011.

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