The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 voted unanimously to lift the moratorium at Draper Park Middle School, where enrollments are expected to be around 1,450, or 100 students less than originally thought, in the 2015-2016 school year.
The action allows for out-of-boundary permits for parents seeking to enroll their children at the school. The vote also allows entrance for students in the Dual-Language Immersion Mandarin Chinese-English and French-English programs, now offered at Draper and Oak Hollow elementaries, respectively, to continue their language immersion programs at the middle school should they not already live in the Draper Park boundaries.
Canyons School Performance Director Mike Sirois said the move opens the doors to some 20 families who desire to attend Draper Park to do so. He said people had applied prior to moratorium status, and that their applications remain time-stamped. Future applications also will be time-stamped and approved on a first-come, first-served basis, according to protocols.
The Open Enrollment window is open through Feb. 20, 2015 in accordance with state law. Applications can be accessed at any district school and should be submitted directly to the school the applicant desires to attend next school year. Parents will be notified by March 1 whether their applications have been accepted. Details on open enrollment can be found on the website.