Student Hardship Transfer
Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, students will only be allowed to attend the school district in which the student resides. In addition to the tuition-based transfer policy set forth above, the St. Clair County Board of Education shall continue to allow a parent or legal guardian with legal authority to make decisions regarding the education of a student (hereinafter “Parent”) to apply for a hardship transfer to allow a student to attend a school outside the district for which the student is zoned. A Parent seeking a hardship transfer shall apply using the online application established by the Transfer Review Committee.
A Parent seeking a hardship transfer shall comply with the same application procedures set forth above for in-county tuition-based transfers, provided, however, that a Parent may request a waiver or reduction of the applicable in-county transfer tuition set forth above based on financial need, and all requests for student transfers must be received by April 1st. A Parent shall set forth all reasons that justify the requested hardship transfer, including the basis for a waiver or reduction of the applicable tuition, in the Parent’s application to Transfer Review Committee, and the Parent shall provide all documentation requested by the Transfer Review Committee in connection with its consideration of the hardship transfer request.
Student hardship transfers shall be subject to the same rules and regulations as set forth for in-county tuition-based student transfers, and hardship transfers shall only be allowed to schools that have student capacity as determined in the sole discretion of school administration. Student hardship transfers, however, shall take priority over any tuition-based transfers. Like other transfer requests, a hardship transfer must be requested annually and are not guaranteed.