Request for Reassignment / Transfer and Appeals
In order for Student Placement to process a request based on allegations of bullying, the parents/legal guardian must provide the following:
- Documentation that the bullying incidents which are the basis of the transfer request have been reported to the principal (or other appropriate staff person) at the current school;
- Documentation confirming a face-to-face meeting between the parents/student and the principal of the current school to discuss the bullying report;
- A description of the interventions developed to prevent the bullying from recurring and details on how they have been implemented; and
- Documentation of occurrences of bullying after the implementation of the interventions by the current school
Appeal of Denied Reassignment Request
If your reassignment request is denied, you may appeal the decision to the Board of Education.
Appeal Process Steps:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 submittedlease bring five copies of any supporting documents with you to the hearing.
- 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.
Appeal of Denied Transfer Request
If your transfer request is denied, you may request that the Superintendent's designee reconsider this decision. In order to request reconsideration by the Superintendent's designee you must:
- North Carolina or federal law; or
- A North Carolina Board of Education policy; or
- A CMS Board policy.