FDA(LOCAL) - ADMISSIONS: INTERDISTRICT TRANSFERS

Note: This local policy has been revised in accordance with the District's innovation plan.

Authority

The Superintendent is authorized to accept or reject any transfer requests, provided that such action is without regard to race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestral language.

A resident student who becomes a nonresident during the course of a semester shall be permitted to continue in attendance for the remainder of the semester.

Transfer Requests

A nonresident student wishing to transfer into the District shall file an application for transfer each school year with the Superintendent or designee. Transfers shall be granted for one regular school year at a time.

Factors

In approving transfers, the Superintendent or designee shall consider availability of space and instructional staff and the student's disciplinary history and attendance records.

Transfer Agreements

A transfer student shall be notified in the written transfer agreement that he or she must follow all rules and regulations of the District. Violation of the terms of the agreement may result in a transfer request not being approved the following year.

Exception to Restrictions on Revocation

In accordance with the District's innovation plan, the District shall be exempt from restrictions in any commissioner of education's decision that prevent a district from revoking a transfer during a school year.

Therefore, the Superintendent shall have the authority to revoke the transfer status of a nonresident student at any time during a school year if the student fails to meet the statutory attendance standard (90 percent of the days a class is offered) or is assigned disciplinary consequences of in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, placement in a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP), or expulsion.

Tuition

If the District charges tuition, the amount shall be set by the Board, within statutory limits.

Waivers

The Board may waive tuition for a student based on financial hardship upon written application by the student, parent, or guardian. [See FP]

Nonpayment

The District may initiate withdrawal of students whose tuition payments are delinquent.

Appeals

Any appeals shall be made in accordance with FNG(LOCAL) and GF(LOCAL), as appropriate.

Atlanta ISD

FDA(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2017.03

DATE ISSUED: 6/28/2017