Brockton Public Schools

School Committee Policy


INTERDISTRICT SCHOOL CHOICE - JFBB

It is the policy of this School Committee to determine annually whether to admit under the terms and conditions of the Interdistrict School Choice Law (M.G.L. 76:12B) and under the following local conditions:

Nonresident Students

  1. By May 1 of every school year, the administration will determine the number of spaces in each school available to choice students.
  2. By June 1 of every school year, if consideration is being given to withdraw from the provisions of the choice law, a public meeting will be held to review this decision.
  3. Resident students are given priority placement in any classes or programs within the school system.
  4. Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. The selection of non-resident students for admission when the number of requests exceeds the number of available spaces will be in the form of a random drawing.
  5. Any student who is accepted for admission under the provisions of this policy is entitled to remain in the school system until graduation from high school.
  6. The School Committee affirms its position that it shall not discriminate in the admission of any child on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, ancestry, athletic performance, physical handicap, special need, academic performance or proficiency in the English language.
  7. For the 2007-2008 school year the School Committee will accept 50 students into Brockton High School; 25 freshman, 10 sophomores, 10 juniors, and 5 seniors.
  8. In addition, the School Committee will accept up to ten (10) non-resident students into the Edison Academy. Said students will be admitted according to the same admissions criteria as resident students who are enrolled in the Edison Academy.