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School Choice

School Choice Information 2023–2024

Good Cause Applications

Good Cause applications are the only school choice applications available at this time.

IRSD will consider "choice" applications outside of open enrollment when "Good Cause" exists. As we know life doesn't happen on a schedule. Sometimes changing family circumstances make "choicing" your child to a particular school a necessity. Below are the definitions for Good Cause: 

  • A change in the family residence within Delaware.
  • A family moves to Delaware from out of state
  • A change in the marital status of the parents
  • A change in guardianship
  • Placement in foster care or Adoption
  • Participation in a foreign exchange to Delaware
  • A child who is in a substance abuse or health treatment program
  • A reported, recorded and substantiated instance of "bullying" against their child as defined in §4112D of Title 14
  • Another reason that is consistent with the reasons above

Please be advised that not only would your request need to meet the definition of “Good Cause”, but:

  • Space must be available within the building, classroom.
  • Attendance and Discipline are deciding factors

Please the below link to begin completion of the Good Cause Application.


For more information about school choice or the online application system, please contact the IRSD district office at (302) 436-1000. 

Preston Lewis
Administrator of Student Services
(302) 436-1000