PROCEDURES FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS
The New Transfer applications will be online and are taken on a first come basis.
No transfers accepted after July 31, 2019.
Completed and signedTransfer Application—any incomplete applications will not be considered. All records will be verified by LEA staff.
Incomplete applications submitted without the requested information attached will be returned and could cause your transfer request to not be considered:
o Attach a copy of the students lastreport card
o Attach a copy of student’s current or last year’sattendance record
o Attach a copy of the student’s current or last year’sdiscipline record
o Attach a complete and verifiable copies of all currentSTAARtest scores for the past two years.
Students who have been homeschooledmustprovide documentation from previous schools or proof of academic achievement within the homeschool program from the current and previous two years.
All students shall be considered for transfer into the district on an individual basis in accordance with federal court orders, current board policy, and state laws and regulations. In order to transfer into the district, a student must:
o Have a good discipline record;
o If home schooled, provide documentation from previous schools; and
o May not be a Pre-K student
Students must maintain acceptable levels of attendance and compliance with the Student Code of Conduct throughout the entire school year.
Approval or Denial Letters will be mailed by Aug. 1st
If transfer request is accepted:This transfer is effective for the current school year only. District approval of this transfer creates no right or expectation that the student will be admitted as a transfer for any subsequent school year. This transfer is approved for the named student only. District approval of this transfer creates no right or expectation that another student from the same family will be admitted as a transfer.
Jourdanton ISD reserves the right to refuse admission of any transfer student whose presence in the school would not be in the best interest of the students of Jourdanton ISD.
Transfer request will be denied if the acceptance of that transfer student at any particular grade level would result in the district having to employ an additional teacher. The district annually reviews the impact of transfer students on staffing and reserves the right to reject any transfers previously accepted which impact staffing levels.
Reasons for Denial
Space/staffing available in that particular grade level
Growth rate of the campus
Requires employment of additional staff
o Has 3 or more unexcused absences (days/ periods/block)
o Excused absences equal to or greater than 5% of the total days/periods/blocks during which a student has been enrolled, or was not promoted as a result of failure to meet attendance requirements
*Tardies—student has incurred excessive unexcused tardies defined as:
o Late on 5 or more days (elementary)
o Late on 5 or more class periods/blocks (secondary)
o Has been suspended, expelled, or placed in DAEP
o Has 2 or more discipline referrals
o Wishes to avoid disciplinary action at his/her current school, or
o Has engaged in delinquent conduct or has been convicted of a criminal offense and is on probation or other conditional release
Revocation of a previous year transfer
Reasons for Revoking
Not maintaining compliance with the Student Code of Conduct throughout the entire school year.
Attendance below 95%
AEP/DAEP/JJAEPplacements of any kind.
After receiving a one-year probation and the identified issue(s) has not been corrected, the student may be revoked at the discretion of the superintendent.
Current Student Transfers
Transfer students must be renewed each year. Transfer Renewal Letters will be mailed home by May 30, 2020. Parents will submit their 2019-2020 Transfer Agreement online from www.jourdantonisd.net and it must be submitted online no later than June 14, 2019 in order to remain as an active transfer student in Jourdanton ISD.