In-district requests for sibling, tracking or majority-to-minority (to non-frozen schools) priority transfers must be received no later than March 1, 2021. Priority transfers will not be approved to frozen schools.
A sibling transfer may be requested for siblings of students who are, or will be, attending the requested school at the same time on an approved transfer. Sibling transfers will be approved based on available space (i.e., non-frozen schools).
Students who have a history of at least two unbroken years of attendance in the two highest grades offered at the school, may request a tracking transfer to the next level (i.e., to a middle school from an elementary school or to a high school from a middle school) in order to remain with their peers. Tracking transfers will be approved based on available space (i.e., non-frozen schools).
Tracking transfers shall not apply to transfers to a school to attend an application-based program, including a magnet program. Students attending a magnet or application-based program shall attend their home school upon completion of the program or submit a general transfer to another school.
Students may transfer from a school where the student's ethnic group is over 50 percent of the school's population to a school where the student's ethnic group is less than 50 percent of the school's population. The purpose of the majority-to-minority transfer is to complement the District's student assignments and promote diversity throughout the District. For the purpose of majority-to-minority transfers, two ethnic groups are defined as 1) Black (and not of Hispanic origin) and Hispanic students and 2) American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and White (and not of Hispanic origin) students. Majority-to-Minority transfers will be based on available space (i.e., non-frozen schools).
THE TRANSFER POLICY
Date Issed: August 17, 2020