KRS 160.290 gives the Board of Education of Jefferson County, Kentucky (Board) the authority to assign each student in the school district to a school building. The School-Based Decision Making Council at a school does not have this authority. Students assigned to a JCPS school by the Board may request a transfer to another school in the district. The Student Transfer Application may not be used to apply to a magnet school, a magnet program, or an optional program; for Open enrollment to a high school; for school choice under the No Child Left Behind Act; or to exit from these programs or schools.
A student who submits a Student Transfer Application must attend the school to which he or she was first assigned by the Board until the parent/guardian has received written notification that the Student Transfer Application has been approved by the Office of Student Services.
If a Student transfer Application is approved, the parent is responsible for transportation.
One or more of the following factors may be used when considering a Student Transfer Application:
The building and/or program capacity at the school to which a transfer is requested; the programmatic needs of the student; the student's academic and disciplinary record; childcare; extenuating circumstances of the student and/or the family; assignment of the student's siblings; and the school district's diversity guideline. The race of an individual student shall not be used as a factor to grant or deny a student’s transfer application.
The existence of one or more of these factors does not guarantee that a transfer request will be approved. These factors do not represent any rank-order of importance for considering a transfer. Each transfer application will be considered in the order (time and date) it was received in the Office of Student Services.
If a transfer application is approved, the student must enroll at the school to which the transfer was granted within three (3) working days of the effective date of the transfer or the transfer will be voided.
After enrolling in any Jefferson County public school, any student who is granted a transfer will be ineligible for athletic participation, regardless of prior participation, for one calendar year from the date of the transfer. These students may not practice with any team at any level. This rule is in addition to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Transfer Rule (Bylaw 6).
Once a transfer is approved, a student may continue at that school as long as the transfer has not been revoked by the Office of Student Services.
If a transfer application is not approved, the parent/guardian will be informed in writing of the appeal process.
The above are the rules and guidelines for the Student Application process and must be agreed upon to continue the process of applying for Student Transfer.