JCB – Change of School within ConVal School District Schools

In circumstances where the best interests of a student warrant a change of school assignment within the ConVal School District schools , the Superintendent or his/her designee is authorized to reassign a student from the public school to which he/she is currently assigned to another ConVal public school. Procedures for Reassignment of Students within the District:

  1. The parent or legal guardian will submit a written request for student enrollment transfer to the home and receiving building principal. The written request will include a summary of the unique circumstances leading to the request for transfer. All requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Superintendent; priority in decision making given to the child, the school, and the district.
  2. Once the request is received by the building principals, the home principal will schedule a meeting with the parent/guardian. This meeting shall occur within five days of receipt of the written request. All requests will be shared with the Director of Student Services.
  3. If the home principal supports the transfer request, he/she will communicate the decision to the receiving building principal. Both administrators must support the request for the transfer to move forward. Once approved by both administrators, each will generate a joint, written notification to the Superintendents that outlines the agreement.

The Superintendent, within 10 school days of receipt of the agreement summary, shall review the submitted summary and approve or disapprove the agreement. A written placement decision shall be shared with the parent/guardian, as well as the two building principals.

4. If the home or receiving principal does not approve the request, the home principal will send a written denial, documenting the justification, to the parent/guardian within 15 days of receipt of the transfer request.
5. The parent may appeal the denial to the Superintendent. An appeal must be received within 10 days of receipt.
6. The Superintendent’s reassignment decision shall be in writing, and shall be final and binding.
7. Parent/guardian requests must be made each year to the home and receiving principals, no later than March 15th. If the request is not received by March 15th, the student will attend school in the town in which the parent/guardian resides.

Legal Reference:
RSA 193:14-a, Change of School Assignment; Duties of State Board of Education

Category: O

1st Read: September 6, 2022
2nd Read: September 20, 2022
Adopted: September 20, 2022