MemorandumFROM: John Churchley - Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Alison Sidow – Assistant Superintendent, SecondaryDATE: February 11, 2016RE: Student Transfer
In preparation for registration for the 2016-2017 school year, it is important to review Board Policy 300.1 School Boundaries and Transfer Requests.
This policy is detailed and designed to ensure that schools have room for students who reside in their catchment areas. A parent wishing to transfer students to a school outside their catchment area are required to submit a written request to the principal of the school they wish to register at. Principals are required to follow specific procedures and to provide parents with notification. Details are contained in the full policy but some key information regarding applications for transfer requests is cited below:Regulation 8 and 9: Application for Transfer Requests: Each year students and parents will be given notice that commencing on March 1st of each year they may request transfer to another school for the coming school year. Such notice shall be publicized in school newsletters and on the School District 73 website. Only transfer requests submitted in writing to the receiving principal, and approved by the student’s parent/guardian, shall be considered.
A deadline for transfer requests shall be established by the Superintendent’s office and publicized in school newsletters and on the School District 73 website. The deadline, unless otherwise determined by the Superintendent’s Office, will be at noon on the Thursday before Labour Day, so that students who move into the catchment area during the summer will have priority Policy 300.1Student entitlement to enrol at any school or transfer schools shall be determined on specific priorities in the following order: a) a catchment area child who attended the school in the previous year b) a catchment area child c) a non-catchment area child who attended the school in the previous year d) a non-catchment area child e) a non-school district child