DOWNEY - Parents who want to send their children to a school outside their attendance area can apply during an open enrollment period the entire month of February.Applications are available at all Downey schools and must be turned in to the district office by Feb. 28. Applications are not processed on a first-come basis. Instead, the district uses a lottery system to place students on a waiting list for the 2013-14 school year. Schools may accept students from the waiting lists according to priority but only if space is available. New students (including kindergarteners) entering a Downey school for the first time and wishing to apply for an out-of-area school should also register at their assigned school to guarantee admission. For more information, call the Office of Student Services at (562) 469-6554.
********** Published: January 24, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 41