2016-2017 Student Transfer Procedures & Guidelines
Hutto ISD will accept transfer applications for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year beginning at 8:30am, September 12, 2016 until 4:00pm, March 1, 2017. All transfer applications must be filled out by a parent or legal guardian and should be submitted at the HISD Central Administration Building. (200 College Street, Hutto, TX 78634).
No Applications will be accepted on school campuses.
CLOSED CAMPUSES / GRADE LEVELS
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: The following campuses are closed to transfers (This list is subject to change due to enrollment/withdrawals)
IMPORTANT STUDENT TRANSFER INFORMATION
Schools will be open to accept student transfers on a SPACE- AND STAFFING-AVAILABLE basis. Space availability will be evaluated in each grade level/program and transfers approved based on this evaluation. Parents should be aware that the transfer request will not be approved if additional staff or classrooms are needed to accommodate the transfer student. Projected enrollment for the campus must be below 95% of the capacity of the campus. Other criteria that may be used on campuses that are near 95% and in high growth areas include:
There are NO guarantees that children who transfer in will be able to continue at the requested campus in future school years.
It is important to consider that your child may not be able to continue in the feeder pattern of a school he/she transfers into, since every school and grade level is evaluated every year.
Example: If you have two or more children, one may be accepted as a transfer student into an open school for this year because space is available in his/her grade level. However, a sibling’s transfer may be denied because space is not available in his/her grade level.
The parents and students requesting a transfer must agree to abide by the school’s standards for academic progress, attendance, discipline, and parental cooperation.
Transfers are granted for one year only and will be reviewed annually. A transfer student may not return to the home campus during that school year unless a written request to rescind the transfer is made by the parent AND both principals agree to an earlier return.
ESTABLISHED RESIDENCY PRIOR TO TRANSFER REQUEST
Elementary students new to Hutto ISD must attend their home campus for at least one grading period (5 weeks) before requesting a transfer. HISD employees are exempt from this provision.
RESIDENT STUDENTS WHO BECOME NONRESIDENTS
A resident student, who becomes a nonresident during the course of a school year, shall be permitted to continue in attendance for the remainder of the current semester provided that attendance, behavior, and academic expectations are met. To remain until the end of the school year, a transfer form (fee waived), approved by the campus principal, will need to be submitted to HISD Central Administration with the student’s nonresident address for coding purposes.
NONRESIDENT HISD EMPLOYEEES
Children of nonresident HISD employees shall be eligible to attend district schools in accordance with DEB (LOCAL) and the provisions of the policy. Non-resident employees may enroll their children in HISD schools with no tuition charge, according to the following stipulations:
CONSIDERATIONS FOR APPROVAL
Approval of transfer requests is subject to the student's good standing in attendance, behavior, grade and tardies, as well as program space availability.
Once the application and processing fee is received, the transfer application will be reviewed for approval/denial. Processing timeline is dependent on time of year, as well as priority of transfer. Priority levels are as follows:
NOTE: Should there not be enough space to accept an otherwise approved transfer, HISD will use the lottery method for picking students.
*Extenuating circumstances may include documented medical, psychological, or other special needs of students who seek to remain on a campus that they have attended for at least the previous year. The Board’s designee will investigate the petitions submitted on these grounds by consulting with the professional staff at the requested school. If campus professionals concur that there is risk of harm to the student by reassigning him/her, the request to remain will be given priority consideration.
DENIAL OF TRANSFER
Unfortunately, Hutto ISD will not be able to approve all student transfer requests, as noted above. A student transfer request may be denied for the following reasons and/or for principal/superintendent designee discretion:
* A student whose transfer is denied based on space, who meets all other transfer criteria, will be placed on a wait list should space become available at a later date in the school year. Wait list placing will be chosen via lottery.
Transportation will be the responsibility of parent(s)/guardian(s). No District transportation (bussing) will be provided.
Appeals should be made in accordance with FDB (LOCAL) and GF (LOCAL), as appropriate.
For more information about the transfer process, contact Lynne Smith, 512-759-3771 or email email@example.com
Transfer procedures are in accordance with District Transfer Policy, FDA(LOCAL), FDA(LEGAL)
UIL ELIGIBILITY FOR TRANSFERS
The legal residence of a student and his or her parent(s) or legal guardian establishes the high school in which the student is eligible for competition in school-sponsored athletic contests. The legal residence requires that the parent(s) or legal guardian actually live in the attendance area, receive mail at the residence, and plan to continue to live there.
If a student’s residence is outside of the Hutto ISD attendance zone, the student would be ineligible for varsity competition according to UIL rules for one calendar year starting with the first day of enrollment. In addition, the student would need to complete a Previous Athletic Participation Form which would then need to be approved by the District Executive Committee.
For more information about athletic eligibility, please contact HISD Athletic Director, Steve Van Meter, 512-759-4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org