69 ARRAN RD, CRAWFORDVILLE, FL 32327 - PHONE: 850-926-0065 - FAX: 850-926-0123

Parental Choice Information

Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning the 2017-2018 school year, each district shall allow a parent from any school district in the state whose child is not subject to a current expulsion or suspension to enroll his or her child in and transport his or her child to any public school, including charter schools, that has not reached capacity in the district, subject to the maximum class size pursuant to s.1003.03 and s.1, Art. IX of the State Constitution.
Out-of-Zone requests under Parental Choice are for parents or legal guardians with documented needs or hardships as listed in Board Policy 5.20. 
  • Application window is January through March 6, 2020
  • Approvals are subject to capacity restrictions
  • Transportation is not provided by the District


School Choice requests under Parental Choice are for parents or legal guardians exercising Choice without respect to or limitations upon their reasons. 
  • Application window is January through March 6, 2020 
  • Approvals are subject to capacity restrictions
  • Transportation is not provided by the District


McKay Scholarship requests are for parents or legal guardians of students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan. 
  • Parents or legal guardians must apply online through the state for approval at Floridaschoolchoice.org
  • Once approval is received, parents or legal guardians then can apply online (here) to request a public school transfer
  • Applications are accepted throughout the school year
  • Approvals are not subject to capacity restrictions
  • Transportation is not provided by the District

 
If submitting an Out-of-Zone request due to a move that resulted from military orders: 
  • Documentation of military orders


If submitting an Out-of-Zone request due to a foster care placement:
  • Documentation of foster care placement required


If submitting an Out-of-Zone request due to a court-ordered change in custody: 
  • Documentation of court-ordered required

 
If submitting an Out-of-Zone request due to supervision: 
  • Work schedule(s) for parent(s), and/or
  • Child care verification on provider's letterhead


If submitting an Out-of-Zone request due to a move into that zone:
  • New construction: a fully executed building contract with estimated completion date
  • Purchase: a fully executed purchasing contract with estimated completion date
  • New lease: a fully executed lease agreement
  • Temporary move: a fully executed contract with estimated completion date
What are some key points in House Bill 7029?

Preferential treatment shall be given to:
  • Dependent children of active duty military personnel whose move resulted from military orders
  • Children who have been relocated due to a foster care placement in a different school zone
  • Children who move due to a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or the serious illness or death of a custodial parent
  • Students residing in the District

Identify schools which have not reached capacity and post on the District’s website
Once approved:
  • students may remain at the school chosen until the highest grade at that level
  • students are permitted to participate in athletics unless they participated in the sport at another school during that year (exceptions are made for students who moved because of military, foster care, or court-ordered change in custody). 
  • The District shall identify schools that have not reached capacity and post on the District website
Questions Regarding Parental Choice or Zoning
Please call the Instructional Services Department at
(850) 926-0065. 
Wakulla County Schools
69 Arran Road,
Crawfordville, FL 32327

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Phone: 850-926-0065
Fax: 850-926-0123
The School Board of Wakulla County, Florida does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information for applicants and employees, or any other reason prohibited by Federal and State law regarding non-discrimination. See 34 C.F.R. 100.6(d); 34 C.F.R. 106.9; 34 C.F.R. 110.25. In addition, the School Board provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. See 34 C.F.R. 108.9. Disabled individuals needing reasonable accommodations to participate in and enjoy the benefits of services, programs, and activities of the School Board are required in advance to notify the administrator at the school/center at which the event or service is offered to request reasonable accommodation. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to any opportunity or event associated with Wakulla County Schools. The designated Equity Coordinator, Title IX and Section 504 Compliance Coordinator as required by 34 C.F.R. 100.6(d) is Angie Walker, Executive Director of Human Resources, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, Florida 32327; 850.926.0065; angela.walker@wcsb.us.