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Permissive Transfer Renewal Information 2018-2019

January 29, 2018 thru February 16, 2018

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Permissive Transfer Renewal Information 2018-2019

Permissive Transfer Renewal Information

If my child currently has an approved permissive transfer, is their renewal guaranteed?

No.  The permissive transfer may be denied for continuing disciplinary infractions, poor attendance, low grades, excessive tardies, and/or failure of the parent to maintain a cooperative relationship between the home and the transfer school.

 How do I renew my child’s permissive transfer?

Permissive transfer renewal forms are distributed to students who currently have an approved transfer and are continuing in the same school next school year. Permissive transfer renewal forms may be obtained from your child’s school.  You may also contact Student Services at 770.651.2084 

 My child has an approved permissive transfer; do I need to reapply each year?

Yes.  Permissive transfer renewal forms must be completed each year for students who wish to remain at their current school until the student is ready to matriculate to the next level (elementary school to middle school or middle school to high school).

 What happens if I don’t return the renewal transfer form by February 16, 2018?

Forms not received by February 16, 2018 will be in jeopardy of being denied.  Parents must then apply for a transfer under School Choice in May 1st through May 15th. Parents may apply for a transfer to another public school in Douglas County if classroom space and teacher allocations are available.  There are no appeals for School Choice due to the fact that School Choice transfers are solely based on available space.

Forms will be available on DCSS website. www.douglas.k12.ga.us

 What happens to my transfer renewal request after it is submitted?

The Assistant Superintendent of Student Services will review the transfer renewal request, along with any supporting documentation.  The principal of the student’s current school may be contacted for additional information and for input regarding discipline, grades and attendance.  All information may be used to make a decision regarding the transfer approval.

 When will I know whether my request has been approved of denied?

The Student Services Department will notify the parent/legal guardian of the transfer decision by end of the current academic school year.

 Is transportation provided to the new transfer school?

No.  Transportation is the responsibility of the parent when a permissive transfer is approved.

 Will my child be eligible to play interscholastic sports at the new school?

Middle school students granted a transfer to another middle school will be eligible to participate in athletics as long as they meet the academic and age requirements as established by the Middle School Conference By-laws.

High school students, other than incoming freshmen, will be ineligible for varsity competition for one calendar year from the date of the transfer but can participate in 9th grade and junior varsity athletics as long as they meet the academic and age requirements as established by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). If a student transfers back to their districted school, he/she will be ineligible once again for varsity competition for one calendar year from the date of the transfer.

 I have moved out of Douglas County, and I want my child to continue at his/her current school.  Is this possible? See DCSS Board Policy Code: JBCB/Non-Resident Students/Tuition

 Can a permissive transfer be revoked?

Yes.  A permissive transfer may be revoked at any time for continuing disciplinary infractions, poor attendance, excessive tardies, low grades, falsifying information on the transfer application and/or failure to maintain a cooperative relationship between the home and the transfer school.  In addition, students who withdraw from a Magnet program must return to their home/zoned school if they no longer participate in the Magnet program.

 May I request another school after my transfer has been approved?

No.  A student may receive only one transfer during a school year.

 If one of my children has received a transfer are siblings automatically eligible for a transfer?

No. An approved transfer of a student does not guarantee the transfer of a sibling.  Contact the Student Services Office at 770.651.2084 for additional information regarding sibling transfers.

 Where should I return my renewal form?

Forms may be returned to your child’s current school or to the Student Services Department.

Do not fax or email, transfer renewals are color-coded.

 Who should I contact if I have further questions?

Student Services Office at 770.651.2084  angela.thomas@douglas.k12.ga.us

 For additional transfer information contact Student Services or view the webpage www.douglas.k12.ga.us

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