With the Richland School District establishing new elementary boundaries for the 2015-16 school year, hundreds of students whose parents have chosen to send them to schools outside their neighborhoods will have to re-apply to stay there next year. The Richland School Board agreed to rescind all transfer agreements after the current school year. Creating a clean slate will make it easier to determine where students actually want to be, school officials said.
The district will send letters to all K-4 parents stating the specifics of the 2015-16 school assignment. Parents who wish to have their student(s) attend a school other than their home school, as determined by the 2015-16 boundaries for elementary schools, will be required to complete a new transfer request. Students who are approved transfer requests will be required to provide transportation. Transfer requests will be considered on a space available basis using the priorities stipulated in Policy #3130 with final notification to parents occurring no later than May 1, 2015.