Welcome to Zoning (Office of Student Assignment)

  • Department e-mail:  zoning (@gm.sbac.edu)         Phone: (352) 955-7700            Fax:  (352) 955-7990

    Martha Dean                   Manager, Office of Student Assignment               e-mail:  deanme

    Dawn Boyer                    Specialist II, Student Assignment                       e-mail:  boyerd

    Summer Harris               Specialist I, Student Assignment                         e-mail:  harrissl

    Tiffani McLendon           Specialist I, Student Assignment                          e-mail:  mclendontr

    Kim Benefield                Coordinator, Student Database                            e-mail:  benefieldkm

  • School Choice Application

    School choice exception option for the 2021-22 school year is not available at this time.

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New Alachua County Student School Enrollment

  • Enrolling in School 

     Click the link above for more information about enrollment and the link to the online enrollment application.

    The Office of Student Assignment assigns school to property parcels based on geographic location within the county.  Each parcel is assigned to an elementary, middle and high school.  These are referred to as zoned schools.  Students residing on a given property must attend the school to which the property is assigned.

    Parents may apply to have their students attend schools other than their zoned schools.  This is managed through the school choice/controlled open enrollment process, offered each spring for the following school year. Any school choice applications received after the deadline are placed at the bottom of the waiting list and processed only as time permits. 

    Parents who miss the school choice window or experience unforeseen circumstances may apply for a zoning exception based on specific hardship criteria.  The online application for applying for a Zoning Exception can be found here.  Requests not based on hardship reasons are to be treated as a request for school choice/controlled open enrollment.  Zoning exceptions are granted for a single school year and must be renewed annually.  Exceptions can be revoked at any time for student disciplinary problems, excessive absences or tardiness.

    Find your Zone

    New residents or families with questions about what school your child is zoned to attend - please contact the District's Office of Student Assignment/Zoning Office at zoning@gm.sbac.edu or (352) 955-7700 to verify school attendance zone information.

Request for Assignment Exception

  • Below is a link to an updated fillable application for Zoning Exception requests!

     

     Click HERE to use the fillable form

      

    Once you submit the application, it will automatically be sent to our Zoning email.  If you are more comfortable printing the form and emailing the completed form, you may email it to zoning@gm.sbac.edu

    Include specific information as to the reason why you need the zoning exception.