A. Start-up schools and conversion schools are subject to the following enrollment procedures: (1) a start-up school may either enroll students on a first-come, first-served basis or through a lottery selection process if the total number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available at the start-up school; and (2) a conversion school shall give enrollment preference to students who are enrolled in the public school at the time it is converted into a charter school and to siblings of students admitted to or attending the charter school. The conversion school may either enroll all other students on a first-come, first-served basis or through a lottery selection process if the total number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available at the conversion school. B. In subsequent years of its operation, a charter school shall give enrollment preference to: (1) students who have been admitted to the charter school through an appropriate admission process and remain in attendance through subsequent grades; (2) children of employees employed by the charter school; and (3) siblings of students already admitted to or attending the same charter school. History: 1978 Comp., § 22-8B-4.1, enacted by Laws 2000, ch. 82, § 3; 2021, ch. 28, § 1; 2023, ch. 33, § 2.