4000 - Students

4150-R School Assignment R&P

The following guidelines apply to all in-county requests for reassignment.

1.      All requests for transfers must be submitted on school reassignment forms provided by the district. Each child’s request must be on a separate form.

2.      All information required on the school reassignment forms must be complete and accurate and based on the address of the students parent, legal guardian, or court-appointed custodian. Proof of residence must be provided if requested. (Please consult Policy 4120 – Domicile and Residence Requirements and Policy 4125 – Homeless Students.)

3.      Any transfer request that is approved based upon false or misleading information will be declared void, and the transfer will be rescinded.

4.      All assignments that have been approved prior to the beginning of the 2016-17 school year will remain in effect until the student exits the current grade span (K-5, 6-8, 9-12). However, the parent/guardian must submit a new request annually.

5.      Requests to place siblings at the same school will be approved to the extent possible.

6.      All requests for school reassignment must be approved by the sending and receiving Principals.

7.      No new assignments will be approved until we can be sure that we are meeting all state guidelines, including class size requirements in grades K-3.

8.      No new assignments will be approved that cause a school to exceed 95% of capacity.

9.      IEP placement overrides a student transfer request.

10.   If the request for reassignment is for an extreme medical hardship, the parent, legal guardian, or court-appointed custodian must provide a detailed doctor’s statement indicating the specific need of the child.

11.   Transportation must be provided by the parents, legal guardians, or court-appointed custodians.

12.   Students and parents must abide by all rules and regulations of the school, including but not limited to strict rules on arrival and departure times. Students must be in good standing at their previous school.

13.Unless otherwise required by law or regulation, studentswho are approved for transfer must maintain satisfactory behavior, attendance, and academic performance in order to continue in enrollment at the requested school.

14.   Employees’ children will be approved for transfer as an employee benefit provided that space is available at the requested school.

15.   According to NCHSAA guidelines, transfer students may not participate in another high school in the same LEA in any sport except in the event of a bona fide change of residence by the parent(s) or legal custodian.  Please consult PCS Board of Education Policy 3621 regarding eligibility for extracurricular activities.

Policy 4150 and its related R&P are intended to provide guidance related to in-county transfer requests. Please consult policy 6020 for information related to non-resident students.

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Legal References:

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.; No Child Left Behind Act, 20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.; Unsafe School Choice Option Non-Regulatory Guidance, U.S. Department of Education (May 2004); G.S. 15C-8; 115C-36, -366, -367, -369; State Board of Education Policy HRS-A-006

Cross References:

Alternative Learning Programs/Schools (policy 3470/4305), Homeless Students (policy 4125), Unsafe School Choice Transfer (policy 4152), North Carolina Address Confidentiality Program (policy 4250/5075/7316)

Adopted: May 10, 2016

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016
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