Intra-District Transfers

Intra-District Transfer Process

The Intra-district Transfer Process for elementary schools provides the opportunity for District 199 families to have students attend a school other than the one assigned by attendance boundaries. If approved, transportation arrangements are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Elementary Schools
  1. Acceptance of students under an intra-district transfer shall be determined after the staffing levels for the schools have been established and shall not increase the number of students at a grade level within the receiving school beyond 95% of the established staffing enrollment threshold for each grade level. Staffing enrollment thresholds are based on class size thresholds and the number of sections staffed at each grade level in a building.

  2. Acceptance of a student under an intra-district transfer shall not increase staffing requirements at the school receiving the student. 

  3. Intra-district transfer requests will be granted on a space available basis and accepted until a grade level has reached 95% of the staffing enrollment threshold. All transfers are subject to the approval of the Director of Learning. 

  4. Applications for consideration for intra-district transfer to another elementary school will be processed after June 30, and before open enrollment applications are processed, for the upcoming school year on a first-come, first-served basis.

  5. Kindergarten students who are requesting an intra-district transfer by June 30 and have a sibling in the receiving school or who have verified daycare located in the receiving school’s attendance area, will be given priority over students who do not fit either of those criteria.

  6. Students in grades 1-5 who are requesting an intra-district transfer after June 30 and have a sibling in a receiving school or who have verified daycare located in the requested school's attendance area, will be given priority over students who do not fit those criteria.

  7. If the number of intra-district transfer requests exceeds the available space in a grade level, the order of approval shall be determined by selecting names through a random drawing process.

  8. Parents/guardians are responsible for providing transportation to and from school in every instance where an intra-district transfer has been approved excluding students who qualify and accept enrollment in the Atheneum program.

  9. Students approved for an intra-district transfer in one year shall be included in the enrollment projections of the receiving school in future years for staffing purpose

December 12, 2016