How do I transfer my student to a school other than their assigned school?
Parents wishing to have their student(s) attend a different school will need to complete an in-district transfer request form and be added to a waiting list. Forms can be found in the district office or on the district website (www.pullmanschools.org) under Parents/Forms. Forms should be submitted to the district office. If space becomes available at the requested school, students will be selected from the waiting list.
In-District transfer applications will be reviewed in August prior to the start of a school year. Approval will be based on school capacity and may also include consideration of IEP/504 or other circumstances.
What if my student is assigned to a new school (based on the new 2019-2020 and beyond elementary attendance boundaries) but I want them to stay in their current school? Will there be a process by which a family can appeal to keep a child in the "old" school?
The school choice process will remain in effect. Parents wishing to have their student(s) stay at their current school will need to complete a school choice transfer form. Student(s) will then be placed on a waiting list. If space is available, the school will select a student from the waiting list.
Are district employees able to select the school their student will attend?
The students of full time district certificated and classified staff must attend the school within their attendance boundary, or the staff member may fill out an in-district transfer form and their student will be allowed to attend the school where their parent works in accordance with RCW 28a.225.225. In addition, a new in-district transfer form must be submitted each school year.
Will new families (during the 2018-2019 school year) attend school based on 2018-2019 attendance guidelines or the 2019-2020 and beyond elementary attendance boundaries?
As possible, new families (including incoming kindergartners without elementary aged siblings) will be placed in the school that their student would attend based on 2019-2020 attendance boundaries. We hope this will minimize the amount of change for those families. Parents of incoming kindergartners with an older, elementary-aged sibling, will be given the option of having their kindergarten student attend school with the older sibling for 2018-2019, or attend the school they will be placed at in 2019-2020.
If a student will be assigned to a new school in 2019-2020 based on new elementary attendance boundaries, will they be permitted to attend their 2019-2020 assigned school a year early (2018-2019), if requested?
Parents wishing to have their student(s) attend their 2019-2020 assigned school a year early (2018-2019), will need to complete an in-district transfer request form and be added to a waiting list. Forms can be found in the district office or on the district website (www.pullmanschools.org) under Parents/Forms. Forms should be submitted to the district office. If space becomes available at the requested school, students will be selected from the waiting list.
If my student’s request for an in-district transfer is not approved, how can I appeal?
If a parent or guardian submits a request for in-district transfer and is denied, they can appeal the decision following the process in Policy 4312 Complaints Concerning Staff or Programs.
Please note: Students that qualify for services under the McKinney Vento Homeless Education Act shall be exempt from attendance area transfers. Please contact the Special Programs office at 509-332-3144 with questions.
Please note: Students that are eligible for special education services are subject to attendance area transfers in accordance with their Individual Education Plan (IEP).
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