A common question asked amongst Plano Moms is how to transfer a child to a different school in town. Whatever reason you are wanting a transfer, it is possible, but there is a procedure to follow. Here is how to transfer schools in PISD.
You need to have all the information on the school you wish to transfer to. PISD does not all transfers to every school. It depends on the size and any other circumstances. For 2017-2018 school year this is what the PISD website says:
Due to building instructional programs and functions, enrollment projections, staff assignments, boundary changes, and/or anticipated construction projects we will NOT be approving requests to transfer for the fall semester of the 2017-18 school year TO the following schools:
Barksdale Elementary Brinker Elementary Carlisle Elementary Gulledge Elementary Haun Elementary Schell Elementary Wells Elementary Renner Middle School Shepton High School
Transfer requests to all other Plano I.S.D. schools will be considered on space/staff available basis in the particular grade level/classroom. Several grade levels in a building may be closed to transfer students due to staffing and enrollment. Due to enrollment and staffing issues involved with specialized programs no transfers will be granted for pre-kindergarten programs offered at Isaacs, Beaty, and Pearson Early Childhood Schools and Head Start during the 2017-18 school year.
A non-refundable transfer application fee of $50.00 per request is due at the time of application. This list is subject to change as periodic updates and modifications of actual and projected enrollments, building capacities, staff assignments, and attendance boundary changes are confirmed and when limits are approved and campuses must be closed.
You must log onto the PISD website at https://www.pisd.edu/transfer to receive a number to hold your place in line for requesting a transfer for the 2018-2019 school year. Online access will end April 12 at 5:00 pm.
Transfer day will be Monday, April 16th with doors opening at 7:45 am at the admin building (2700 W. 15th street).
In order to secure your spot, you must do this ASAP! The transfer window started in mid-April. Taken from the PISD website:
Transfers are approved on a first-come first serve basis to available schools and grade levels. Transfer limits apply and when limits are reached grade levels and campuses are closed to transfers.
Transfers requested on June 15 to the first day of class will be considered for children of employees, children who move during the summer, children new to the district, and for students who wish to enroll in a Board approved magnet course not offered at their home school. Transfers are considered before school begins and at mid-term. We do not move children from one campus to another during the academic semesters.
For more information contact:
5804 Coit Road Business Hours 8:00 – 5:00 Monday – Friday
Suite # 102 469-752-3793 or 469-752-3794
Plano, Texas 75023
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