All students must transfer between district schools when their residence changes to a different
attendance area, unless exempted by the superintendent or designee. Further, the district
maintains the ability to transfer students between schools as needed.
Those required by law:
► Students with disabilities may be assigned to attend a school outside the student’s
attendance area by the 504 team or pursuant to the student’s Individualized Education
Program (IEP). Administrators participating in these decisions will notify the school
administrator as soon as the decision is made to place a student outside his or her
► The superintendent or designee may direct the intradistrict transfer of students for the
health, safety or welfare of the student, to maintain discipline and safety in the schools, to
better meet the educational needs of the student or to address overcrowding in school.
Voluntary Transfers to Schools Outside Attendance Areas
Students enrolled in a school identified for school improvement or identified as persistently
dangerous pursuant to federal and state law may transfer to another public school within the
district that has not been so identified. A student who has been a victim of a violent criminal
offense on school property as defined by state regulation may, upon request, transfer to another
public school in the district. The transfer will be allowed in accordance with law.
Otherwise, students may request to transfer to a different district school subject to available space
and eligibility as determined by the district. Once a student has begun attendance at a school he
or she cannot transfer to another school until the next school year begins, unless the student's
residence changes to a new attendance area or unless otherwise allowed by law. The parents or
guardians must submit their request to transfer to the district school prior to the beginning of the
new school year. Transportation will not be provided to students transferring to schools outside
the student's attendance area, unless required by law.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Cross Refs: IGBA, Programs for Students with Disabilities
Legal Refs: § 162.1190, RSMo.
5 C.S.R. 50-355.100
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 - 1487
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, 29 U.S.C. § 794
Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 - 12213
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, P.L. 107-110
34 C.F.R. Part 104
34 C.F.R. Part 300
Jefferson City School District, Jefferson City, Missouri
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