Department of School Choice
How to Apply for School choice
All applications for School Choice must be completed and returned to the Paul L. Dunbar Administration Building (District Office) according to the established timelines. Preference is given to District residents. The District determines eligibility criteria for School Choice applicants. Once a student is accepted as a School Choice enrollee, the student is required to continue to meet the same academic, attendance, discipline and DCAS performance criteria as required for School Choice acceptance. Each year a School Choice enrollee’s profile will be reviewed to determine that the student is maintaining the eligibility criteria. If the School Choice enrollee is not meeting the criteria, the student’s enrollment is subject to termination at the end of the current school year.
Whenever a Caesar Rodney School District resident student moves from the District, it is the responsibility of the parent to immediately notify the school and file a Good Cause Affidavit in order to be considered for continuing enrollment. Otherwise the parent is obligated to immediately transfer the student to the school that serves the student’s new residence. All questions regarding School Choice should be directed to the District School Choice Coordinator (698-4800)
2013-14 School Choice is now closed
The Caesar Rodney School District will accept Good Cause Affidavit requests. You can obtain this form at the Caesar Rodney School District Office or call the School Choice Office at 698-4800 x131 for more information. If you currently attend a Caesar Rodney School you will need to complete the Good Cause Affidavit and attach a letter of reason with proof of residency (mortgage or lease statement or utility bill-electric, gas, propane, oil, water or sewer). All other requests will need to complete the Good Cause Affidavit and attach a letter of reason with proof of residency and the following information for the student:
• Last year and current year report card with attendance
• Last year and current year standardize testing scores
• K, 1st & 2nd graders need to submit Dibels or similar testing
• Discipline report
• If there is no discipline report a confirmation letter from the school on letterhead is needed.
• Copy of IEP or 504 plan if applicable
Please call the School Choice Office at 302-698-4800 x 131 if you have any questions