FDE(LOCAL) - ADMISSIONS: SCHOOL SAFETY TRANSFERS
Safe Schools Data
The Superintendent shall ensure that the District complies with Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines for the collection and maintenance of data regarding:
- Mandatory expellable offenses committed at school or at a school-related or school-sponsored activity, on or off school property [see FOD]; and
- Any student who becomes a victim of one of the following violent criminal offenses, as defined by the Penal Code, while on the
premises of the school the student attends or while attending a school-sponsored or school-related activity, on or off school property:
- Attempted murder;
- Indecency with a child;
- Aggravated kidnapping;
- Aggravated assault on someone other than a District employee or volunteer;
- Sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault against someone other than a District employee or volunteer;
- Aggravated robbery; or
- Continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children.
School Safety Transfers
The parent of a student who becomes a victim of a violent criminal offense as described in the state guidance for unsafe school choice options or who is assigned to a campus identified by TEA as persistently dangerous shall be offered a transfer to a safe public or charter school within the District.
For each transfer requested, the District shall explore transfer options, as appropriate. Options may include a transfer agreement with another school district.
From a Persistently Dangerous School
The parent of a student attending a school identified as persistently dangerous shall be provided notification of his or her right to request a transfer. Notification shall occur at least 14 days prior to the start of the school year or, for a student enrolling subsequently, upon the student's enrollment.
The parent must submit to the Superintendent an application for transfer. The Superintendent shall complete the transfer prior to the beginning of the school year, if applicable, or within 14 calendar days of the request for a subsequently enrolling student.
Any transfer arranged for a student from a campus identified by TEA as persistently dangerous shall be renewed so long as the campus from which the student transferred retains that designation.
The District shall maintain, in accordance with the District's record retention schedule, documentation of notification to parents of the transfer option, transfer applications submitted, and action taken.
For a Victim of a Violent Criminal Offense
Within 14 calendar days after a violent criminal offense described above occurs in or on the premises of the school the student attends or while attending a school-sponsored or school-related activity, on or off school property, the District shall notify the parent of a student who is a victim of the offense of the parent's right to request a transfer. The parent must submit to the Superintendent an application for transfer. The Superintendent shall approve or disapprove the request within 14 calendar days of its submission.
Any transfer arranged for a student who was a victim of a violent crime as described above shall be renewed so long as the threat to the student exists at the campus to which the student would typically be assigned.
For each offense, the District shall maintain for at least five years documentation of the nature and date of the offense, notification to the parent of the transfer option, transfer applications submitted, action taken, and other relevant information regarding the offense.
Additional Transfer Options
In circumstances described by Education Code 25.0341, a parent of a student who has been the victim of a sexual assault, regardless of whether the offense occurred on or off school property, may request a transfer of the parent's child or the student assailant from the same campus.
[For other transfer provisions, see also FDA and FDB.]