Within-District Limitations & Stipulations

Parents of students approved for within-district transfer are responsible for transporting their student to the new school.  Board policy provides that parents may request district transportation to the receiving school. Application for transportation should be made by contacting the office of the receiving school. Approval of such transportation is subject to the availability of space on an existing route.  The District shall not be required to create a route to accommodate a within district transfer student.

Requests for transportation made prior to the beginning of school will be reviewed after the end of the second week of school. Approvals will be granted on a first come, first served basis. The district regrets that in rare instances approval must be revoked to provide space for otherwise eligible students. Eligible students may enter the bus at any one of a number of existing stops.

Special Education Students
Within District Transfer requests for special education students shall be reviewed by the Special Education Zone Supervisor of the receiving school to determine if the student’s special needs can be met in the building they are requesting.  The pupil/teacher ratios required by state law or District policy shall be maintained for all special education programs.  The District shall not be required to hire additional instructional or support staff to accommodate a within district transfer student.

Continuation of Educational Program
Students moving from one attendance area to another may remain in the original school for the remainder of the school year with no interruption of their education program. To do so, parents must complete a within district transfer request for continuation. This request will be honored for the remainder of that school year only. Parents assume responsibility for transporting students approved for continuation.

Special note: Families wishing to extend this continuation into the fall semester of the next year must apply for within district transfer.  This application will be subject to the regular within district transfer process.

Terms of Enrollment
With the exception of initial continuation requests, all approvals will be for the school’s feeder pattern. If a student is approved in elementary, they will automatically transition to that school’s feeder middle and high school without needing to reapply for within district transfer. Likewise if a student is approved for middle school they will automatically transition to the feeder high school without reapplying for within district transfer.

Please be aware that the feeder pattern may be adjusted at the discretion of administration to better align attendance areas.  If the feeder pattern changes after your student has been approved, your student will be presented with the option to remain on their original feeder pattern or to transition to the new feeder pattern.  If you do not indicate which option you prefer, your student will automatically be assigned to the new feeder pattern.

Interscholastic Athletics
Students who transfer prior to grade 10 will be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletic contests. A student who transfers in grades 10 through 12 shall not be eligible to participate in interscholastic athletic contests and athletic competitions during the first 90 school days of enrollment unless the student’s resident district does not offer the interscholastic sport.