Generally, students will be required to attend school in the attendance area in which they reside, unless the Superintendent has granted special permission.
Special permission may be granted for the following reasons:
  1. If the change involves, a hardship case, medical considerations, or significant educational needs.
  2. If the change appears to be in the interests of the student, of the schools, and for disciplinary and administrative reasons.
  3. If the legal residence of a student changes from one attendance area to another during the school year, the student will be reassigned to the school that corresponds with their new address. Requests for exceptions made be made to the Superintendent and factors will include space available and educational needs of the student.
  4. To permit secondary school students to take courses not offered in their assigned schools.
School bus transportation will not be provided for students attending schools outside their attendance area unless they can be accommodated on existing bus routes and schedules, or unless a student’s educational needs qualify them for special education transportation.
M.G.L. 71:37C; 71:37D; 71:37I; 71:37J
Board of Education Regulations Pertaining to Section 8 of Chapter 636 of the Acts of 1974, Regarding Magnet School Facilities and Magnet Educational Programs, adopted 2/25/75
Board of Education Regulations Pursuant to Chapter 636 of the Acts of 1974, adopted 9/10/74
Board of Education Regulations Pertaining to the Preparation of Racial Balance Plans which Involve Redistricting, adopted 4/24/73
JC, Attendance Areas

Lexington Public Schools, Lexington MA
Adopted by Lexington School Committee: July 2015