A revised LCPS policy regarding the transfer of students to schools outside their designated attendance zone now requires transfer applications to be filed online.
The link to the online application form is here.
The online process is designed to ensure fairness since student transfers and, if necessary, consideration of related requests for bus transportation by LCPS will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. School capacity and other factors can limit the number of transfers granted and bus transportation for out-of-district students depends largely on available space.
The revised transfer policy approved by the Lenoir County Board of Education on April 3 formalizes the process by which school and district administrators receive and decided on transfer requests, particularly those involving requests for bus transportation. The policy makes clear that LCPS is not responsible for providing transportation for students approved for transfer.
Other points of the policy include:
— All students who wish to transfer, with the exception of those attending or scheduled to attend Lenoir County Early College High School or the International Baccalaureate program at Kinston School School, must apply online to be considered for transfer. Even parents who have completed a transfer request on paper must complete the online application.
— LCPS does consider bus transportation for students approved for transfer on a space-available basis and according to a priority system. Requests for transportation on existing bus routes must be made on the online application.
— Top priority for space on a bus is given to students who transfer to enroll in a program offered only at a particular school and to students who are children of LCPS employees.
— Other students approved for transfer who wish to be considered for bus transportation will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis according to the time the online application is submitted