Waivers

Students in the Farmington Municipal Schools District will normally attend the school in the zone where the parent or legal guardian lives.  The administration and Board of Education have established the following conditions and priorities for other students who wish to attend a school outside their established attendance zone (pursuant to NMSA 22-1-4).  The Open Enrollment Act requires that a free public school education be available to any school-age person who is a resident of New Mexico and who has not received a high school diploma or its equivalent.   This policy does not apply to students who are not New Mexico residents. The Board retains the discretion to determine whether the school district has sufficient accommodations to offer enrollment to students who are not New Mexico residents.        

Requests to attend a school outside of a student’s attendance zone must be completed between January 1 and April 30 for the subsequent school year. These requests must be completed annually. There is no guarantee that the student may be re-enrolled each year.  Program and space availability are reviewed annually and this determines the number of outside attendance zone waivers a school may approve.  Waivers will be reviewed after the submission period and acted upon in a timely manner.

 

NO waivers will be approved for schools if they have reached 95% capacity in classes, grade levels or total enrollment.

 

Elementary students/families:
To view, download and print the waiver form for elementary students click here.

Secondary students/families:
To view, download and print the waiver form for secondary students click here.