Limited Schools of Choice (Out of District)

2018-19 School Year

The Livonia Public Schools Board of Education has approved a plan for a Limited Schools of Choice program for the 2018-19 school year.

The district will accept Section 105/105c Schools of Choice applications from residents of Wayne County, and contiguous Intermediate School Districts (Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and Washtenaw) for the 2018-19 school year.

This option is being offered as a revenue enhancement in order to support the district’s existing high quality programs. Feedback from a series of community forums, in which approximately 300 citizens offered input on budget priorities, indicates limited schools of choice as favorable option in order to preserve programs.

For the 2018-19 school year, there will be a total of 171 seats available, broken down as the following:

30 seats in kindergarten
15 seats in each of grades 1-3, 5 & 6
20 seats in grade 4
18 seats in each of grades 7-8
5 seats each in Global Ed and CAPA (for incoming 9th graders only)

Important note: Not all schools will have availability for Schools of Choice students.

Applications will be accepted February 28, 2018 through March 29, 2018. All applications must be received by the Livonia Public Schools Pupil Accounting Office, 15125 Farmington Rd., Livonia, by 4 p.m., March 29, 2018.

If more students apply, than seats are available, the district will hold a random drawing to choose applicants.

Timeline for Limited Schools of Choice Program: 2018-19 School Year

February 28, 2018 -- Application and guidelines to be posted on LPS website. Application window begins.

March 29, 2018 -- Applications due to Pupil Accounting Office by 4:00 p.m.

April 10, 2018 -- Lottery, if necessary

April 17, 2018 -- Families notified if chosen

August 13, 2018 -- School placements sent to families

Frequently Asked Questions – Limited Schools of Choice

Is the Livonia Public Schools School District an open enrollment district?
No. Livonia Public Schools participates in “limited school of choice.” This means only those students participating in Sections 105 and 105c Schools of Choice program for the upcoming school year may participate in the school of choice program.

Who is eligible for Schools of Choice under 105c?
Students who live outside of the Livonia Public Schools boundaries. This includes Wayne County and contiguous Intermediate School Districts (Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and Washtenaw).

How are Schools of Choice students selected?
If the number of applicants exceeds the number of open seats per grade level, the district will use a random draw system to select the applicants. All applications must be received within the posted timeline for the application window, and all applications received at any time within that posted window will be given equal consideration. However, siblings of students currently enrolled in LPS via Schools of Choice will be given first priority.

Can I choose which school I want my child to attend?
Our Schools of Choice openings are based on space availability at each school. It’s important to note, not all schools will have availability in all grades for Schools of Choice students. 

Will transportation be provided?
No. Parents are expected to provide transportation. Additionally, students are expected to be dropped off and picked up on time every day. For information on before- and after-school childcare, please inquire at the school office.

Do I need a separate application for each of my children?
Yes. A Schools of Choice application must be completed for each child.

If my child is admitted, do we have to re-apply every year?
No. Once your child is enrolled under Schools of Choice, your child is welcome to remain an LPS student through graduation.

Can I fax or email my child’s application?
No. Due to the volume of applications, and the fact that we date stamp every application, we cannot accept applications by fax or email. A hard copy of every application must be delivered to Livonia Public Schools Administration Building, Pupil Accounting Office, 15125 Farmington Rd., Livonia, MI 48154. You may mail the application, however, we are not responsible for late or missing deliveries. Applications are due by 4 p.m., March 29, 2018.

What if my child has an IEP?
Pursuant to state law, in order to enroll and to continue to educate a 105c Schools of Choice student who is eligible for special education programs and services, the 105c Schools of Choice district must have a written agreement with the resident district on the responsibility for the payment of the added costs of special education. Without such an agreement, the district cannot enroll and/or cannot continue to educate a 105c student who is eligible for special education programs and services.

Thank you for your interest in Livonia Public Schools! If you have questions beyond what is provided here, please call (734) 744-2541.