The Massachusetts school choice law (MGL c.76, s. 12B) was enacted in 1991 and permits parents to send their children to public school in communities other than that in which they reside. School committees choose whether or not to become school choice receiving districts, and they may designate a maximum number of available school choice seats for an upcoming year. If there are more applicants than available openings, the selection of students must be conducted on a random basis, and must be free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national original, sex, age, sexual orientation, ancestry, athletic performance, physical handicap, special need or academic proficiency. This opportunity is only available for Massachusetts residents. If accepted to attend within the district, students will NOT be eligible for district provided transportation. Parents/guardians are required to transport their children to school and must do so in a timely manner to maintain enrollment.
Openings are available at the elementary, middle and high school level for school choice students. If you are interested in applying, please download the appropriate application(s) listed to the right. Once you have filled it out, please return it to the Superintendent’s Office, 112 Elm Street, Byfield, MA 01922 marked to the attention of Nichole Staude.
Though not technically part of the School Choice Program, Triton offers Intra District Choice, allowing students to attend an elementary school not in their home town if space is available. The same application form should be used for these applicants.
If you have questions about School Choice including the process, available openings, or others, please contact Brian L. Forget, Superintendent of Schools, via email at [email protected].