Resident Students

A student shall be assigned to a school in the attendance area in which he or she resides. Transportation shall be provided between home and school.

A student in kindergarten–grade 5 who is attending a District school and moves to another school attendance area during the year may continue for the remainder of the current year to attend the school where initially enrolled. Transportation shall be the responsibility of the parents.

Children of District Employees

The child of a District employee who is a resident may attend the campus where the parent teaches. If this assignment is not in the resident zone, the employee shall follow the procedures for requesting a student intradistrict transfer.

The child of a nonresident employee shall be allowed to attend District schools tuition-free. The employee may request his or her child's attendance zone and shall be given priority status, but requested placement is not guaranteed. A nonresident employee shall follow the procedures for requesting a student intradistrict transfer.

In both cases, transportation shall be the employee's responsibility.

Intradistrict Transfers

The District transfer committee, as designated by the Superintendent, may authorize the intradistrict transfer of a student upon written request by the parents with the understanding that transportation shall be provided by the parents. Projected class sizes, building enrollments, the demographic balance of each zone, dependability of parent transportation, District employment, family hardship, attendance of siblings, and permanence of request shall be considered with each request.

A student whose residence faces a street that is a boundary line may be granted a transfer request, and if a transfer is granted, transportation shall be provided.

The Superintendent may assign any student from one school facility or classroom within the District to another facility or classroom within the District if such transfer benefits the District or is needed to meet a student's individualized needs. In such assignments, transportation may be provided.

Parent Appeal

A parent may appeal the decision of the District transfer committee to the Superintendent. The final level of appeal rests with the Board.

Upon receipt of a written appeal [see FDB(LEGAL)] to transfer a child from one attendance zone to another attendance zone, the following criteria shall be considered:

Overcrowding at sending and receiving schools.

Size of sending and receiving schools.

Demographic balances of each zone.

Dependability of parent transportation.

Permanence of request. (The student must remain for the full school year.)

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.

Friendswood ISD


LDU 2018.04

DATE ISSUED: 3/14/2018