The 2017-18 application process for hardship transfers and SJCSD employee transfers will follow the guidelines and timelines provided below:
|St Johns County SCHOOL DISTRICT Employees:||January 17 through February 10, 2017
Re-opened March 20, 2017.
|Renewal of Hardship Requests: (Current School)||January 23 through February 10, 2017
Re-opened March 20, 2017.
|First-time Hardship Requests and New Employees:||Beginning March 20, 2017|
TYPES OF APPLICATIONS:
SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE REQUESTS
School District employees may request that their child attend the school in which they work, or the school within closest proximity of their work location. If the conditions of employment or placement change, the employee transfer will be null and void. If the employee is no longer employed by the District, the privilege is revoked. If the place of employment has changed, a new application must be submitted.
RENEWAL OF HARDSHIP AT CURRENT SCHOOL
If your child has previously attended a school outside of your attendance zone on a previously approved hardship, please complete the “Renewal of Hardship Out of Zone Transfer at Current School” application to maintain attendance at the existing school. Renewal of Hardship at Current School applications should be completed as soon as feasible.
A student may be granted a “Hardship Transfer” when a condition or situation exists that implies an adverse or compelling circumstance or a state of misfortune unique to that student’s life or a family’s life situation. The situation could impact the student’s ability to achieve success at their zoned school. Preferential treatment will be provided to dependent children of active duty military whose move resulted from military orders; children who have been relocated due to a foster care placement in a different school zone; and children who move due to a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or the serious illness or death of a custodial parent.
Not being selected by the lottery for Controlled Open Enrollment does not constitute a hardship.
If you have any questions regarding hardship transfers, please call the Office for School Services at 904.547.7583.
General Transfer Policy and Procedures
- Transportation must be provided by the parent for ALL approved requests.
- Requested school must meet class size compliance.
- Parent agrees that at any time during the school year, a transfer may be revoked due to poor attendance, tardiness, or discipline issues.
- Parent understands that falsification of residency shall result in the revocation of the transfer waiver. The student will return to his or her zoned school at a time determined by the Superintendent or designee.
- Parent must receive an APPROVED Hardship Transfer from the St Johns County School District’s Department for School Services.
- Parent must complete a separate application for each child.
- Hardship requests will NOT be accepted for students who reside outside of St. Johns County.
Fifth , Eighth and Twelfth grade students may remain at his or her previous school, if the parent/guardian chooses to submit a Hardship Out of Zone Application. Younger siblings, however, must attend their zoned school.
Rising fifth students presently enrolled at the following schools may remain at that school, if the parent/guardian chooses to submit a Hardship Out of Zone Application. Younger siblings, however, must attend their zoned school.
|Mill Creek Elementary||Palencia Elementary|
|The Webster School||Wards Creek Elementary|
HOME PURCHASE REQUESTS
Hardship transfers based on future home purchases are not granted. Students need to be registered in the school zone where they are currently living.
OTHER TRANSFER REQUESTS
The Hardship Transfer Application is only for parents who believe they have a hardship.
For Open Enrollment “Choice” transfers, please visit the Guidance and Choice website.
Student-Athletes who transfer to another school must oblige themselves to the FHSAA Rules of Athletic Eligibility.
Hardship Out of Zone Transfer Applications must be completed and returned to:
Paul Abbatinozzi, Director for School Services; 40 Orange Street, St Augustine, FL 32084. Supporting Documentation may be faxed to 904.547.7695 or emailed to [email protected]