FDA(LOCAL) - ADMISSIONS: INTERDISTRICT TRANSFERS

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 upon approval of the principal in accordance with the limitations on transfers listed below.

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.

Exception

Children of nonresident District employees shall be eligible to attend District schools in accordance with this policy and pending review of criteria addressed in limitations on transfers listed below.

Limitations on Transfers

In approving final approval for transfer requests, the Superintendent or designee shall consider the following:

The current enrollment at the particular grade level or class, as well as any special program requirements of the student seeking admission. Consideration shall include the effect of additional students in that grade or program, and on facilities, staffing needs, and the educational opportunities of resident students.

The disciplinary record of the student seeking admission. No student may be allowed to transfer into the District if he or she has been suspended (including in-school suspension) or expelled for one or more days within the previous 12 months. Recurring or persistent disciplinary problems are sufficient reasons for rejection of a transfer request.

Attendance record of the student seeking admission. No student may be allowed to transfer into the District if the attendance record for the most recent full school year, or present school year, indicates less than 90 percent attendance.

The academic record of the student seeking admission, including the student's performance on applicable state mandated assessments, the student's record of promotion to the next grade level, and the student's extracurricular record.

The parent's compliance with District and campus policies and regulations.

No new programs, additional staff, or facilities shall be added or expanded to the District's curricular or extracurricular activities as a result of student transfers or special needs.

Transfer Priority

Students requesting an interdistrict transfer shall be prioritized in the following order:

Children of District employees;

Students who resided in the District during the previous school year;

Students who attended the District as an approved transfer student the previous school year; and

Siblings of students who attended District schools the previous school year.

Revocation of Transfer

The Superintendent may revoke a transfer for a student who fails to maintain an acceptable level of attendance, academic achievement, compliance with District rules and policies, including the Student Code of Conduct, or whose parent or guardian demonstrates an unwillingness to comply with District and campus policies and regulations, or for falsifying information.

Revocation may be immediate.

An interdistrict transfer student whose status is revoked for any reason shall not be eligible for subsequent admission under a power of attorney or educational guardianship. [(See FD)].

Transportation

The District shall not provide transportation for interdistrict students.

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.

Alvarado ISD

FDA(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2016.02

DATE ISSUED: 6/21/2016