Student Transfer from Special Assignment
Students assigned to schools other than their base schools through transfer or the application and lottery process must submit an application to request a transfer from Special Assignment to his/her base assigned school. Applications will be processed as a late transfer application and will be considered only under extenuating circumstances.
- Board Policy #4132, Student Transfers, is referred to as each applicant’s request is considered.
- A notification letter is sent to the parent requesting the student transfer outlining the approval or denial of the request. A copy of the notification letter is also sent to the principal of the base or current school, and the requested school.
- If the student transfer was approved, the parent has two weeks from the date of the letter to accept the transfer. If the student transfer was denied, the parent may appeal in writing to the Asst. Superintendent of Student Services.
- The Asst. Superintendent of Specialized Services reviews the file and renders a decision to uphold or overturn the administration’s decision.
- A certified decision/notification letter is sent to the parent of the student requesting the transfer.
- The parent may appeal in writing to the Board for a review of the decision. The Board liaison arranges a 10-minute meeting between the parent(s) and a three-member Board panel. The parent(s) is provided the opportunity to discuss his or her reasons for the appeal and the Board panel may ask questions for further consideration and understanding.
- The Board panel votes to uphold or overturn the administration’s decision. Then the item is placed on the Board agenda for a full review and vote by the full Board. A majority vote will uphold or overturn the administration’s decision.
- A decision/notification letter is sent by the Board Liaison to the parent(s) outlining the final/full Board’s decision.