School District #62 (Sooke)
SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREAS AND STUDENT
Revised: Sept. 24/13; Oct. 2/18
The Board will make available an
educational program to all persons of school age in British Columbia who enroll in the district.
The Board may assign and reassign students to specific
The Board may, in accordance with any terms and
conditions specified by the Board, permit a person who is older than school age
to attend an educational program or to enroll and receive instruction in an
educational program sufficient to meet the general requirements for graduation.
Each school, with the exception of Juan de Fuca
Distributed Learning (JDFL), BYTE and District Academy Programs, shall have a
designated catchment area. Additionally,
each school offering French Immersion programing shall have defined catchment
areas specific to the program. Schools
with multiple programs may also have specific catchment areas.
Boundary areas for
catchments will be reviewed by the Board as required.
For each school year, the Superintendent or designate may
establish a date by which an application to enroll a person in an educational
program must be received by the Superintendent or designate for the purposes of
this policy. The Superintendent may
establish different dates for different grades, educational programs, or
schools, based on the categories of catchment area, non-catchment area and non-school
Parents requesting a change of school
for their child will be required to complete a school change form available
from schools or from the District Web site (www.sd62.bc.ca.)
Prior to approving school change
requests, the receiving principal shall:
If the Superintendent or designate determines that
space and facilities are available at the school in which the educational
program is made available, a person whose application was received by the Board
by the date established is entitled to be considered for enrolment in that
educational program in the following descending order of priority, as
established by the School Act:
10. If the Superintendent or designate
determines that space and facilities are available at the school in which the
educational program is made available, a non-school district child referred to
in #9 is entitled to enroll in an educational program in priority to a school
district child whose application was received by the Board after the date
established for applications.
11. If two or more persons have the same
priority category, the persons have, as between themselves, priority according
to the date and time established under the above process.
12. For the purposes of this policy, a
person’s residency is determined as of the date that application to enroll is
submitted to the Superintendent or designate.
13. For students accepted to a school
outside their own catchment area parents/guardians are to assume full
responsibility for the transportation of the student to and from school and any
related extra supervision requirements.
14. Once a transfer is granted, the
student may not be able to return to the catchment area school during that
15. The Board shall incur no additional
costs as a result of the approval of any transfer application.
16. Appeals of decisions made with
regard to this policy are governed by Policy C-350.