A student's residence determines his/her home school attendance zone. A student is expected to attend school in the attendance area in which he/she resides. A student may transfer to other schools in the District, depending on educational needs and in accordance with board policy, by working through a process which will include both school principals and central administrative staff.
Elementary Transfer Procedures
Transfers of students in grades K-5 will be granted based on space availability. No waiting period is required.
Transfers will be granted based on the following reasons:
- Majority to minority school sites
- Transportation difficulties
- Employment conflicts of parents or students
- Availability of before and/or after school childcare
- Specific programs or concerns not being offered in the “home school”
Parent contacts receiving school to make transfer request and to determine if space is available.
Receiving Principal accepts/denies request transfer.
If transfer is accepted, the receiving Principal signs the transfer form. The parent takes the signed transfer form to the home school for approval and withdrawal of the student.
A transfer will be good for kindergarten through Grade 5. It cannot be revoked because of behavior, attendance or test scores.
Siblings wishing to obtain a transfer must also complete the transfer process.
Exceptions cannot be made for staff members’ children.
Transfers should not be granted if the result would negatively impact either school (i.e., the home school would lose a teacher or the receiving school would be out of compliance).
Secondary Transfer Procedures
Transfers must be granted according to board policy
- Students wishing to transfer to Trimble Tech must complete an application.
The parent/guardian requesting a transfer for a student must first receive approval from the home-school principal. Both the home-school principal and the receiving-school principal must approve the transfer.
All transfers that meet the acceptable criteria are made on a space-available basis.
Transfer students who successfully complete Grade 5 and Grade 8 and who wish to attend a middle or high school not in their attendance zone, must reapply to their respective middle or high school. Students accepted at 6th Grade Centers will automatically be accepted at the feeder 7th & 8th grade campus.
Principals are to inform parents of the eligibility and contest rules governing UIL extracurricular activities.
Denied transfers may be appealed to the appropriate director of Secondary School Leadership.
For more information, contact Elementary School Leadership, 817-814-2310, or Secondary School Leadership, 817-814-2340.