FDA(LOCAL) - ADMISSIONS: INTERDISTRICT TRANSFERS

Authority

The Board shall retain the authority 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 for a Subsequent School Year

A nonresident student wishing to transfer into the District shall file an application for transfer each school year with the Superintendent or designee. Such application must be received in the office of the Superintendent no later than 3:30 p.m. on the Monday one week prior to the May Board meeting. The Board shall only consider interdistrict transfer requests for the subsequent year under this policy during its May meeting. Transfers shall be granted for one regular school year at a time.

Mid-Year Transfer Requests

If a resident student becomes a nonresident during the course of the first semester of a school year, the student may apply for a transfer to continue in attendance for the second semester of that same school year. Such application must be made prior to the start of the second semester and shall be subject to the factors listed below. If granted, any such transfer shall be subject to this policy and shall only apply to the second semester of that same school year. A transfer request for any subsequent school year shall be subject to the provisions at TRANSFER REQUESTS FOR A SUBSEQUENT SCHOOL YEAR, above.

Children of Nonresident Employees

A nonresident full-time employee or individual employed by an agent who is working in the District may request that his or her child be admitted into District schools for as long as the employee or individual continues in that capacity. By filing a written request with the Board, the employee or individual may request a school of choice.

For purposes of this policy, a full-time employee is defined as anyone who works 30 or more hours per week during the school year. An employee who works less than 30 hours per week or who works part time or in a temporary capacity (such as a substitute teacher or temporary clerical personnel) shall not be considered a full-time employee.

Factors

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

In deciding whether to approve the transfer and/or the request for a specific school for a child of a nonresident, full-time employee or an individual employed by an agent who is working in the District, the Board shall consider the availability of space and personnel as well as the student's disciplinary history, academic achievement to the extent permitted by law, 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.

Revocation of Transfer

If a student becomes a resident of the District at any time during the year, the interdistrict transfer under this policy shall be automatically revoked, and the student must attend the school to which he or she is zoned, unless the student applies for and receives an intradistrict transfer in accordance with Board policy FDB. If such an intradistrict transfer is granted, it may be revoked in accordance with Board policy FDB at any time.

An interdistrict transfer student's enrollment may be revoked if a resident student enrolls in the District and the resident student's enrollment causes the class size to exceed a 22:1 student-to-teacher ratio.

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.

Rice CISD

FDA(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2015.02

DATE ISSUED: 6/11/2015