Student Transfer Request Procedures
1. The parent/guardian submits the student transfer request form. Transfer forms can only be accepted from the legal parent/guardian of a student. Incomplete forms may be returned and/or denied. An email address for the parent/guardian is required in order to facilitate notification of approval or denial. NCISD staff members should provide their District email address.
c. Out-of-District Open Enrollment Transfer: parents/guardians who are not employees of the district who reside outside of New Caney ISD. Only students in grades 9-12 are eligible for Open Enrollment.
2. The In-District Student Transfer Request is submitted to the home campus principal or designee for review. After reviewing the transfer criteria as it relates to the request, the principal or designee of the home campus should determine whether or not the student meets the qualifying criteria for transfer and mark their recommendation for approval or denial of the transfer request, complete the portion of the form explaining the reason for recommending denial or approval and forward the form to the receiving principal or designee. After reviewing the transfer criteria as it relates to the request, the principal or designee of the receiving campus should mark their recommendation for approval or denial, complete the portion of the form explaining the reason for recommending denial or approval, and forward the form to the Executive Director of Student Services for final determination.
4. The Executive Director of Student Services will make the final determination and inform the requesting parent/guardian of approval or denial of the request via the email address provided on the application.
5. New Caney ISD will not provide transportation for transfer students.
6. Transfer applications for the 2016-2017 school year will be accepted from March 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016. Applications submitted after March 31, 2016 may not be considered for final determination until June, 2016.
Transfers Between Campuses - The Executive Director of Student Services shall be authorized to investigate and approve transfers between campuses.
UIL Eligibility and Participation - Eligibility for participation in UIL activities shall be determined in accordance with applicable UIL rules. No transfer shall be approved when the primary purpose for the request is participation in extracurricular activities at the receiving campus.
In-District Campus Assignments - A student entering elementary, middle school, or high school shall be assigned to the campus that serves the school attendance zones in which the student lives. Boundaries of school attendance zones shall be established by the Board and may be adjusted as deemed necessary.
Acceptable Transfer Criteria - A student may be transferred to a District school outside the student’s school attendance zone boundary based on the following reasons:
Revocation – A receiving campus principal may recommend revocation of the in-district transfer of a student who fails to maintain an acceptable level of attendance or compliance with the Student Code of Conduct/Student Handbook during a semester. However, if the student’s attendance or compliance with the Student Code of Conduct/Handbook falls below the acceptable standard during a semester, the Executive Director of Student Services may revoke the transfer. The reasons an in district transfer may be revoked include, but are not limited to: truancy, discipline issues, excessive tardies, late/early pickups, unexcused absences, falsification of enrollment or application information and removal from a program for which the transfer was approved.
Before revoking an in district transfer agreement, the campus principal and/or the Executive Director of Student Services shall notify the student’s parent/guardian to explain the basis for the revocation under the agreement and allow the student or parents to present any information they believe is relevant to the decision.
Transportation - New Caney ISD shall not provide transportation for transfer students.
Discipline-Based Revocation - When an in district transfer is revoked because a student commits an offense that would require removal to a DAEP or expulsion from school, the District shall conduct the required disciplinary proceedings and assess a term of removal or expulsion.
If the basis for the revocation is violation of the Student Code of Conduct, appeal of the discipline decisions shall be made following District policies. If the disciplinary action is upheld, revocation of the transfer agreement shall be effective when all District proceedings have been exhausted. Exhaustion of the disciplinary appeals processes shall also serve as the process to appeal revocation of the transfer agreement.
Note: For transfers of students who are victims of bullying, see FDB (LEGAL). For transfers of students who attend a persistently dangerous school, become victims of a violent criminal offense, or become victims of sexual assault, see FDD.