2019-2020 Sibling Resident Student Transfer Policy

A student is required to attend the school designated for the attendance area in which the student resides. However, under certain circumstances, a sibling student may be permitted to transfer to a school outside of his or her attendance zone to attend the campus where a sibling is currently attending.   A resident parent or resident legal guardian of a student sibling may request a transfer from one campus to another. The criteria used in considering a resident transfer application are found in Administrative Regulations, S – Student Lottery.

Siblings of students who have already been placed at a campus through a transfer request or lottery will not go through the lottery process to be placed at the same campus. Parents shall complete a request for transfer and the district will place these students (siblings) after district employee’s children have been placed in their requested campus. All sibling transfers are based on the capacity of the desired campus, as defined in Board Policy.

Upon approval, the student is allowed one campus transfer per school year; however, at the end of the semester, a student may transfer back to the campus in the student’s attendance zone. Approved transfers remain in effect until the student completes the grade levels offered at the campus unless the transfer is revoked as per Board Policy FDB(LOCAL).

For the purpose of determining the assignment of transfer students, space shall be considered available when a campus has enrolled less than 90 percent of its enrollment projection for the coming school year. An approved transfer for one child does not guarantee space availability for current or future siblings.  A student applying for a program lottery is not required to submit a transfer request.

 

Transfer information:

  1. Email notifications of placement will be sent as students are placed.  Please keep in mind that some notifications may not be sent until the week before the school year starts.
  2. Based on FDB(LOCAL), the district transfer committee will approve or deny the request for the transfer.

A. Transportation                                                                                                                                                                           
  
Parents will provide transportation to and from school in transfer situations. Any right to free transportation offered by the district is waived.

B. Revocation of transfer                                                                                                                                                                        
  
A resident transfer student who fails to abide by the rules and policies as contained in the GCISD Student-Parent Handbook exhibits poor academic performance has repeated incidences of tardies/attendance, or poor behavior may have his or her transfer revoked by the campus principal.

C. UIL Eligibility                                                                                                                                                                                        
Any student who transfers to a school outside of the student's attendance zone of residence will be subject to all eligibility rules of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) and such eligibility rules as may be adopted by the Board of Trustees.  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the GCISD Executive Director of Athletics for more information.

D. Campus assignments                                                                                                                                                       

Assignments are based on capacity determined by the District Transfer Committee for 2019-2020.  For the purpose of determining the assignment of transfer students, space shall be considered available when a campus has enrolled less than 90 percent of its enrollment projection for the coming school year.