Attendance Areas

A student shall be assigned to a school in the attendance area in which he or she resides. A student who wishes to attend a school other than as assigned shall obtain prior approval from the Superintendent or designee. [See FC(LOCAL) for information on attendance areas and the open enrollment program.]

Transfer of Children of District Personnel

A District employee may request a transfer for his or her child to the District school of his or her choice. Only one intradistrict transfer per child shall be approved. A transfer student must advance vertically from the campus to which he or she transferred to the appropriate campus once he or she is in the school system. The transfer request shall be approved or denied based on the availability of space at the requested campus and grade level. Transportation shall be the responsibility of the employee. These benefits shall become void upon termination of employment with the District.

UIL Eligibility

A student allowed to transfer shall be subject to UIL eligibility rules for participation in UIL activities. It shall be the responsibility of the student to determine the effect of his or her transfer on UIL eligibility status.


A principal, teacher, coach, or other employee of the District shall not directly or indirectly seek to influence any parent, student, or other person involved in the exercise of the student's application for transfer or favor or penalize any person because an application for transfer is or is not made.

Revocation of Transfer

A student transfer may be revoked if the attendance zone enrollment exceeds the teacher/student ratio mandated by law or District policy. In addition, a student transfer may be revoked whenever the principal establishes that a student:

  1. Has been truant;
  2. Failed to maintain satisfactory conduct;
  3. Failed to maintain passing grades;
  4. Failed to be punctual; or
  5. Committed an act considered by the principal to be prejudicial to the best interests of the school.

False Information

A student who obtained an approved transfer by providing false information shall have his or her transfer revoked and shall be enrolled in the school dictated by his or her attendance zone.

Note:For the transfer of a student who is the victim of bullying or who engaged in bullying, see FDB(LEGAL). For the transfer of a student who attends a persistently dangerous school, becomes a victim of a violent criminal offense, or becomes a victim of sexual assault, see FDE.

Harlingen CISD


LDU 2018.01

DATE ISSUED: 3/8/2018