Hardship Transfer Information

  • Hardship Transfer Applications

    Applications for a hardship transfer are reviewed annually by the Student Assignment Office. Through this process, parents can seek a transfer for medical reasons, curriculum differences, child care situations or if they are an employee of the school system. Parents may also request the renewal of an existing hardship transfer. The Hardship Transfer Policy as well as the Hardship Transfer Guidelines (see below) will be used to determine student eligibility.

     

    Hardship Transfer Guidelines

    Attendance

    Students who have missed schools in excess of the following number of days will be automatically denied a hardship transfer. Students currently attending a school on an approved hardship, but failing to maintain a satisfactory attendance record will be subject to revocation of the existing transfer.

    • Student has been tardy to school 15 or more times;
    • Student has been absent from school 5 or more days, unexcused.
    • If absences are excused or medical but exceed 5 days, parents must provide written explanation of why the absences occurred.

    Discipline

    Students who have not maintained satisfactory behavior in school are not granted permission to transfer under hardship policy. Students currently attending a school on an approved hardship, but failing to maintain satisfactory behavior will be subject to revocation of the existing transfer.

    • Elementary school students who have been involved in 5 or more incidents;
    • Elementary school students who have received more than 3 days Out of School Suspension;
    • Middle or High school students who have received more than 5 days Out of School Suspension or In-School Suspension.

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