Policy JCJ

A parent of twins or higher order multiples in the same grade level may request that the children be placed in the same classroom or in separate classrooms if they are at the same elementary school. A parent must request the classroom placement no later than 3 days after the first day of each school year or 3 days after the first day of attendance of the children during a school year. Schools may recommend classroom placement to the parent.

Schools must provide the placement requested by the children's parent, unless the division Superintendent or his designee makes a classroom placement determination following the school principal's request, at the end of the initial grading period, and in consultation with the children's classroom teacher, based upon a determination that the requested classroom placement is disruptive to the school or is harmful to the children’s educational progress.

Adopted: February 5, 2019

Legal Refs.:

Code of Virginia, as amended, § 22.1-79.3.