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School board places intra-district transfer policy on table

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Board of Education on Monday placed an intra-district student transfer policy and cross boundary transfer application on the table for future approval.

The policy will first go to federal court for approval.

The policy would allow students currently living in the city of Trussville and zoned for an elementary school in their zone of Trussville to request a cross boundary transfer to attend outside their attendance zone. 

According to the policy, all applications must be received by the board on or before July 10 for the fall term of any particular school year. All approved transfers are good for one year only. All cross boundary transfers must reapply every year.

Transportation is not provided for any transfer students, the policy states. The policy also states that approved transfer students are subject to immediate revocation or denial if they exceed the number of allowed absences, do not maintain satisfactory grades or do not maintain satisfactory behavior.

The board briefly discussed the policy at Monday’s quarterly retreat.

The intra-district transfer policy is being discussed because the school system is in the process of designing and constructing two new elementary schools. One will be located in the renovated New Deal-era school building on Parkway Drive, and the other will be constructed near the Magnolia Place subdivision. Both are expected to open for the 2016-2017 school year.

The board next meets Monday, May 19 at 6 p.m. The transfer policy will not be voted on at that meeting.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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