School Choice

2022-2023 School Choice information will be updated January 2023

THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS FOR THE ACCEPTANCE AND REJECTION OF SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATIONS ALLIES TO THE BARTON SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR:

Due to a lack of capacity as defined in Arkansas law, and because participation in the Arkansas Public School Choice program would require the Barton School District to add additional teachers, staff, or classrooms, the Barton School District is unable to approve school choice applications into the Barton School District for the 2022-2023 school year except as set forth below.

The Barton School District will accept siblings of students already attending the Barton School District through an earlier school choice transfer.

The Barton School District will allow students who attended school in the Barton School District during the 2021-2022 school year, but whose families moved out of the Barton School District, to remain in the Barton School District through a school choice transfer.

As long as doing so does not require the hiring of additional teachers, staff, or classrooms, the Superintendent of Schools is authorized to accept school choice transfers into the district, in the order in which those applications are received.

School Choice applications are due by May 1.