4. Every student, or the student’s parents if the student is not of full age, shall have the right to choose, every year, the school that best reflects their preferences from among the schools that provide services to which the student is entitled.
The exercise of the right to choose a school is subordinate to the enrollment criteria established pursuant to section 239 where the number of applications for enrollment in a school exceeds the school’s capacity, and, in the case of a school with a special project or a school having a regional or provincial role, subordinate to the enrollment criteria established pursuant to section 240 or 468.
The exercise of the right does not entail the right to require transportation services where the transportation services required for the student concerned exceed the limits established by the school service centre.
“School’s capacity” includes the number of students that a school can take in according to the premises available, the school service centre’s resources and the rules applicable to group formation.
1988, c. 84, s. 4; 1990, c. 8, s. 1; 1997, c. 96, s. 4; 2020, c. 1, s. 111.
Despite the coming into force of 2020, c. 1, s. 1, this section continue to apply, as it read before being amended, for the purposes of the 2020-2021 school year. ( See 2020, c. 1, s. 333)