Student Placement
Reassignment Appeals

Appeal of Denied Reassignment Request

If your reassignment request is denied, you may appeal the decision to the Board of Education. 

Appeal Process Steps:

  1. Submit notification to the Student Placement office in writing that you are appealing the denial of your child's reassignment request.  Notification of appeal must be submitted within five working days of receiving your letter.  You may submit this notice by mail, fax, in person or E-mail to Student Placement.  We do not accept these notices by telephone. 
  2. You will be notified by telephone of the date and time of the hearing so that you can appear in person and present information to the panel of Board members. 
  3. At the hearing before the Board panel, the Student Placement office staff will provide copies of your reassignment request form, all documents submitted with that form, and any additional information that you may have submitted prior to the hearing. 
  4. You may make a brief oral presentation of 3 to 5 minutes to the panel and present information to the panel that you have not previously submitted.  Please bring five copies of any supporting documents with you to the hearing.
  5. Most cases will first be heard by a panel of two or more members of the Board, which will recommend to the full Board whether or not your reassignment request should be approved. 

The following factors will be considered by the Board panel in formulating its recommendation and by the full Board in makings its decision:

  • The best interests of your child
  • The orderly and efficient administration of the public schools
  • Capacity utilization at the requested school
  • The effect on students in the wait pool at the requested school
  • The instruction, health, and safety of the students at the requested school

After receiving the panel’s recommendation, the full Board of Education will consider your reassignment request and will make a decision in a closed session Board meeting.  You will be notified of the Board’s decision in writing.