July 19, 2012
Due to state and local funding cuts, the Douglas County School System has raised class sizes across the district to maximum levels, and teacher allotments for each school were based on those levels. The district is no longer accepting student transfers for the 2012 -2013 school year unless the request meets one of the following criteria:
Child Safety – Real documented threat of harm
Emergency – An unforeseen severe circumstance that calls for
Hardship – An unfortunate, extreme condition or event
If you feel that your request meets one of the criteria above, a transfer form may be completed. All transfer requests will be reviewed to determine whether the circumstance meets the criteria above. Timely notification of the decision rendered will be provided to the applicant in writing.
HB 251 - SCHOOL CHOICE TRANSFERS
Under State Law, House Bill 251, parents or guardians may request to have their child transferred to another public school within the school district of residence, as long as the school district has determined that there is available classroom space and teacher allotments at the school after all assigned students have been enrolled. Available space at a school is based upon permanent classroom space and does not include mobile units.
The transfer window for HB 251 has closed. No new HB 251 transfer requests will be accepted until May 1, 2013 - May 15, 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year.