FDA(LOCAL) - ADMISSIONS: INTERDISTRICT TRANSFERS

Transfer Requests

A student who resides in another district and desires admission to the District must file an application for transfer with the Superintendent or designee by June 30 before the school year for which admission is requested. Requests for admission as a transfer student after June 30 shall be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Transfer Students

The Superintendent or designee 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.

In determining whether a student who resides in another school district shall be permitted to enroll in District schools, the Superintendent shall consider the following factors:

The grade level of the student seeking admission and the effect of additional students at that grade on class size, staffing, and facilities.

The disciplinary record of the student seeking admission.

The attendance record of the student seeking admission.

The academic record of the student seeking admission.

Acceptance of a transfer student in one school year shall create no right or expectation that the student shall be admitted as a transfer student in subsequent years. Admission of one student in a family as a transfer student shall create no right or expectation that another student from the same family shall be admitted as a transfer.

Transfer approval decisions are made on a student-by-student basis according to the factors and restrictions in this policy.

Transfer Agreement

Before a transfer student is officially admitted to District schools, the student's parents and the Superintendent shall execute a transfer agreement specifying the terms of the student's admission, including the requirements for acceptable attendance, academic achievement, and compliance with the Student Code of Conduct.

A transfer agreement shall be in effect for one school year only. Acceptance of a transfer student in one school year shall create no right or expectation that a student will be admitted as a transfer student in subsequent years. Admission of one student in a family as a transfer student creates no right or expectation that another student from the same family shall be admitted as a transfer student. Transfer approval decisions shall be made on a student-by-student basis according to the factors and restrictions noted above.

Transportation

The District shall not provide transportation for transfer students who reside in another district unless required by law. The parent or student shall be responsible for transportation to and from the District school to which the transfer student is assigned.

Appeals

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

La Joya ISD

FDA(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2018.04

DATE ISSUED: 7/5/2018