Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Durham Public Schools Accepts School Transfer Requests Now through May 1st

Some families are interested in transfers between schools within Durham Public Schools for a variety of reasons. The application period for transfers is open from now through May 1st. Transfers are granted as outlined in DPS Board Policy 4132  in cases of hardship or childcare needs.

A few notes about Transfers:
  • Students cannot transfer into a program magnet school, but there are some allowances for calendar magnets, see the policy.
  • Transfers are not granted simply because you do not like your assigned school.  
  • Families usually have to provide their own transportation when they transfer.
  • Read the policy thoroughly (link above) before you complete the form.
Transfer Forms in English and Spanish (make sure you use the 2014-15 School Year Forms)
http://www.dpsnc.net/about-dps/forms/student-transfer-forms

If you would like to consult with someone about your school choices, including transfer requests, please feel free to call us and talk to Donna Rewalt at 919-560-0538 who has experience coaching families making difficult school decisions.




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting to me how the lottery for Magnet Schools are held anonymously but employees of DPS children / grandchildren seem to get in the schools of their choice lottery or no lottery ! How does that happen ?