Enrollment Center
8401 SW 44th St. (Red door back of building)
M-F 8:00 – 4:00
350.3498
Shannon VonHolland
Daisy Thomas

 

Transfers

STUDENT TRANSFER LAWS AND PROCEDURES
PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY
Effective January 1, 2000, state legislation allows for open transfer of students if certain conditions are met. An open transfer does not require the permission of the resident school district. This legislation affects every student in the Western Heights School District who is already attending our school on a previous transfer agreement, as well as any future transfers. New timelines became effective with new law as of November 2013:

The Board of Education shall consider transfer requests on a first-come, first-served basis:
All parent applications for open transfer must be submitted beginning in January and no later than the 1st Monday in June for the next school year. The decision to approve or deny each transfer will be made within 30 days of application completion and the next regular Board meeting.

Applications for emergency transfers must gain the approval of both the sending and receiving districts of a current year.

Please click the link below to enroll your student.  This site will ask you to create an account, you will be notified within 5-10 buisness days of the status of enrollment.

Online Enrollment

The following information must be provided with the transfer application in order for the application to be considered complete for processing:

  • Proof of residence in another school district (utility bills, lease agreements or property title, drivers license)
  • Immunization record
  • Most recent grade report or grade transcript
  • Attendance records
  • Discipline records (or proof that none exists)

If the student is in special education, most recent IEP and MEETS forms; an IEP meeting must be held with representatives of both districts prior to approval of the transfer request.

If certain elective courses or programs are desired, they must be noted.

The same documentation is required for each sibling to be considered for a transfer.

Transfers will be processed in the order in which the applications are received.

No additional transfers shall be granted once classroom capacities have been met or exceeded (95% capacity for regular classes; 80% and/or .8 FTE for special education classes).

In addition, failure to meet either one of these additional criteria will result in the denial of the transfer application:

1) Prospective student must have no more than 10 absences per semester for the previous and/or current year; and

2) Prospective student must have received no long-term suspensions and no short-term suspensions cumulatively totaling more than 10 days per semester in the previous year and/or current year.

Placement of elementary students will be at the discretion of the school district (based upon enrollment). Parents will be required to provide transportation to school or to a regular pre-existing bus stop in the Western Heights School District. No district, including Western Heights School District, shall discriminate against any student requesting a transfer.

 

Emergency Transfers

Thank you for your interest in transferring to Western Heights Public Schools. New state law dictates that the following procedures apply:

The following information must be provided with the emergency application in order for the application to be considered complete for processing:

  • Proof of residence in another school district (utility bills, lease agreements or property title, drivers license)
  • Immunization record
  • Most recent grade report or grade transcript
  • Attendance records
  • Discipline records (or proof that none exists)

All requested documents (above) must be attached to the transfer request in order for the application to be considered complete for processing.  ParentGuardian Transfer Due to Emergency

  • Once the complete application is submitted, all requests will be processed in the order in which they are received.

If the student is in special education, you must provide us with the current IEP.

To turn in these applications, there is an drop box by the enrollment center door, you can email your docs, (scan take pic) or you can call the enrollment center to make an appointment to turn in the documents (350-3598).

Within five working days of your completed application, our office personnel will notify you of the decision for approval/denial. Please do not call the office and request a reply. Office personnel will not have access to the final decision until the Assistant Superintendent processes it.

A parent who wishes to appeal the decision of the Transfer Official may do so in writing within five working days to the Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent of Schools may be appealed to the Board of Education. The Board of Education decision is the final administrative decision; new law states that there is no appeal to courts.

Documented proof of bullying is now an allowable reason to request an emergency transfer.