Grandfathering

  • "Grandfathering" is a process by which a student who meets specific criteria may be exempt from changing the zoned school he/she currently attends because of attendance zone redistricting. The purpose of grandfathering is to provide a limited phase-in of new attendance zone requirements, thereby, providing families with certain options that may reduce family and educational disruption.

    Attendance Zone Eligibility

    • Middle School: A student who will be a 7th or 8th grader in the fall of 2019 is eligible to be grandfathered for the remainder of his/her middle school years. In addition, a younger sibling in 6th grade for the same year may elect to accompany his/her middle school brother or sister to the middle school as long as the older sibling is in attendance at the middle school. When the older sibling leaves the middle school, the younger sibling must also be unenrolled from the grandfathered campus and enrolled in the assigned middle school for the attendance zone in which the student resides. Grandfathered students will not be provided with school transportation to and from school. Grandfathering forms were mailed to eligible students' families in May 2019. In order to be eligible, students must have a completed grandfathering transfer form approved by the Deputy Superintendent.

    • Elementary School:  A student who will be a 5th grader in the fall of 2020 is eligible to be grandfathered. In addition, the younger sibling(s) may also elect to attend the same elementary school while the older brother/sister finishes 5th grade during the 2020-2021 school year. After the 2020-2021 school year, the younger sibling (s) must attend the elementary school in the attendance zone in which he/she resides. Grandfathered students will not be provided with school transportation to and from school. Grandathering forms will be mailed to eligible students' families in the spring of 2020. In order to be eligible, students must have a completed grandfathering transfer form approved by the Deputy Superintendent.

    For questions or concerns regarding attendance zones boundaries, please contact the LTISD Deputy Superintendent’s Office at (512) 533-6020, or via email at tobina@ltisdschools.org.

Grandfathering Example

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