239. Each year, every school service centre shall enroll students in its schools in keeping with the choice of each student’s parents or the choice of the student, if of full age. However, if the number of applications for enrollment in a school exceeds the capacity of the school, enrollment shall be effected according to the criteria established by the school service centre after consultation with the parents’ committee.
The enrollment criteria must give priority to students coming under the jurisdiction of the school service centre under the first paragraph of section 204 and, from among them, as far as possible, to students whose place of residence is nearest to the school premises, to those who have a sister, a brother or another student who they live with attending the school and to other students who already attend the school.
If the number of enrollment applications for students referred to in the second paragraph does not exceed the school’s capacity, the enrollment criteria must then give priority to students from another territory who already attend the school.
The enrollment criteria must be adopted and put into force at least 15 days before the beginning of the student enrollment period; a copy of them must be sent to each governing board by the same time limit.
The conditions or criteria for participation in a special project may not serve as criteria for enrollment in a school; nor may they operate to exclude a student from the school of the student’s choice if the student has a right to enroll in that school pursuant to the criteria referred to in the first paragraph.
1988, c. 84, s. 239; 1997, c. 96, s. 75; 2020, c. 1, s. 11011.
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)