22-23 School Year Out of Zone / Open Enrollment

Change in Open-Zoned Schools Effective 2022-23 School Year

School Board Policy 1.703 and 6.206 provide the procedures and reasons students may attend schools outside of their transportation zone. Out-of-Zone requests are submitted to the OOZ school desired to attend.

In May 2021, Governor Lee signed an amendment to T.C.A. Section 49-2-128 that requires school districts to identify each school that has available space to enroll and serve additional students. Districts are allowed to reserve a reasonable number of enrollment spaces for various situations such as full-time employees’ children, grandfathered students, or siblings of enrolled students. Please see below for additional information to be compliant with the law.

  • Parents/Guardians of students must reside in the Maury County School District for open-zone school eligibility.
  • The list must be posted for 14 days prior to opening the out-of-zone window for request.
  • The window opens April 1st and closes April 30th.
  • Districts are required to conduct a lottery for each school where open enrollment requests exceed the number of spaces available.
  • No open-zoned school requests will be processed until after the window closes to determine if the requests need to be held for a lottery.
  • Deadline to submit a request for open-zoned schools is May 2nd due to April 30th being on Saturday.
  • Lotteries for schools with more applications than spaces available will be conducted on or before May 11th.
  • Once all slots have been filled via the lottery the remaining names that are drawn will be placed on a waiting list. The list will be reviewed at the beginning of the 22-23 school year.
  • All other requests which are related to residential moves or changes in custody continue throughout the school year as usual.
  • Students must complete online registration for the school that they are zoned for unless they are currently attending an out-of-zone school. If this is the case, the student will complete online registration for that school.
  • Out-of-zone request forms must be completed by students wishing to attend an out-of-zone school and those currently in an out-of-zone school. Those forms may be picked up at any MCPS school as well as printed from the MCPS website.
  • The out-of-zone form should be turned into the out-of-zone requested school during the month of April. (April 1st - April 30th)

Out of Zone Request Form
Formulario de solicitud fuera de zona en español

**Transportation all the way to and from the out-of-zone school is the responsibility of the parent/guardian**

2021-2022 Current Enrollment (click to enlarge)
Projected Space
2022-2023 Grade Level Space Available (click to enlarge)
Grade Level Space available

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