Student Placement » Request for Reassignment / Transfer and Appeals

Request for Reassignment / Transfer and Appeals

 
CMS offers students the opportunity to request placement in a different school/program through the Request for Reassignment/Transfer process. Reassignment and transfer are different processes offered at different times throughout the year. Reassignment request are not accepted to schools on the Closed for Reassignment List. A request to a closed school will be processed as a transfer. Transportation is only guaranteed if the request is to the student's home school or to a magnet, Career & Technical Education(CTE), or school option program that serves the student's transportation zone.

In order for Student Placement to process a request based on allegations of bullying, the parents/legal guardian must provide the following:
 
  1. 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;

  2. Documentation confirming a face-to-face meeting between the parents/student and the principal of the current school to discuss the bullying report;

  3. A description of the interventions developed to prevent the bullying from recurring and details on how they have been implemented; and

  4. Documentation of occurrences of bullying after the implementation of the interventions by the current school
 

CLICK HERE for the online Request for Reassignment/Transfer Form.

Families must submit requests electronically.

 

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 submittedlease 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.

Transfer Appeals

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:

 

Within five working days of receiving your letter, notify the Student Placement Office in writing that you want the Superintendent designee to review the Student Placement Office’s denial of your transfer request.

 

This notice must include:

 

All the reasons you believe the Student Placement Office’s decision should be reversed by the Superintendent designee.

 

1. These reasons should include, the specific ways that you believe the Student Placement Office’s decision violates:

  • North Carolina or federal law; or
  • A North Carolina Board of Education policy; or
  • A CMS Board policy.
 
2. Copies of documents or other written information that supports one of the above reasons.

 

Send the written notice and documentation by mail, fax or E-mail to the Student Placement Office.

 

The Superintendent's designee will review the Student Placement Office’s decision and notify you by mail of the decision.