Student Transfers

At the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board we recognize that sometimes students and parents make the decision to move to another school in our system. The reasons for this decision can be many. However, no matter the circumstance, a Student Transfer form must be completed officially requesting that a student be allowed to move (transfer) from one school to another.

Before beginning the transfer process, students, parents and guardians are encouraged to read our Student Transfer policy. If after reading and understanding the policy you choose to move ahead, you can fill-out and submit the Student Transfer Request Form.

If you have questions about this policy or the Student Transfer Request Form, please contact the CCRSB Central Office at 1-800-770-0008 (toll free) or 902-897-8900.

Student Transfer Policy

CCRSB Policy ES-G-03 - Student Transfer

Administrative Procedures

Authorization: These Administrative Procedures have been authorized by the Superintendent of Schools. 

Scope: These Administrative Procedures apply to all students and/or parents (guardians) requesting a transfer to a school other than the school serving the student’s area of residence. These procedures also apply to the Principals of both the “sending” and “receiving” schools. 

Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the Director of Education Services to ensure that Procedure # ES-G-03 is implemented.

Implementation: Procedure # ES-G-03 shall be implemented by all school Principals.

Student Transfer Procedures

Procedures

A.    Introduction

  1. The C.C.R.S.B. will consider requests from parents (guardians) and/or students (if age 19 years or over) for a student to transfer to a school other than the school serving the student’s area of residence.
  2. The C.C.R.S.B. reserves the right (in some cases) to transfer a student to a school other than the one serving his / her area of residence, or the school the student is currently attending, provided it is in the best interest of the student and/or the school. In such cases, transportation will normally be a C.C.R.S.B. responsibility.
  3. Class size and/or the needs of the “receiving” class shall be a determining factor in consideration of a request for student transfer.
  4. Once a student transfer request is approved, the “receiving” school becomes the student’s “school of record”. Any subsequent change will require a Transfer Request.

 

B.    Transfer Request

1.  The Parent (Guardian) or Student (if 19 years or over) shall:

  1. Acquire (from the Principal of the school student is attending) a C.C.R.S.B. Application for Student Transfer form.
  2. Complete (and sign) the Application for Student Transfer form.
  3. Submit the Application for Student Transfer form to the Principal of the school the student is attending.

Note:

  • Timing of the transfer request will affect the approval process. For example, a decision may be deferred until class sizes are determined (September).
  • Under normal circumstances, transfer requests should be made prior to May 31 for the following school year.

 

C.    Consideration of Student Transfer Request

1.      Upon receipt of the completed Application for Student Transfer form, the “sending” Principal shall:

  1. Review the application to ensure that all necessary information is provided.
  2. Review the application with the student, parent (guardian) and/or school staff ( as appropriate).
  3. Review the application with the Principal of the “receiving “ school.
  4. If deemed appropriate, support the application (sign form) and forward to the Principal of the “receiving” school.(Note: If the Principal of the “sending” school rejects the application, he/she shall consult with the Family of Schools Supervisor regarding the reasons for non-support.) 

2.      The Principal of the “receiving” school shall:

  1. Review the application with the student, parent (guardian) and school staff (as appropriate).
  2. Support (sign form) or reject the application.
  3. Forward the application form to the Family of Schools Supervisor for consideration. (Note: If the “receiving” principal rejects the application, he /she shall consult with the Family of Schools Supervisor regarding the reasons for non-support).

3.    The Family of Schools Supervisor shall:

  1. Receive and review the Application for Student Transfer.
  2. Consult (as appropriate) with the “sending” and “receiving” principal, the parent (guardian) and/or the student regarding the application.
  3. Approve or deny the application.
  4. Complete the appropriate sections of the Application for Student Transfer form.
  5. Advise the parent (guardian) and/or the student and the “sending” and “receiving” principals of the decision.
  6. If the application is approved, forward the approved application to the Coordinator / Assistant Coordinator of Transportation (as appropriate).

4.    The Coordinator / Assistant Coordinator of Transportation shall:

  1. Complete the Application for Student Transfer form (as appropriate) and return to the Family of Schools Supervisor.

 

D.     Other 

  1. When a parent (guardian) or student (age 19 years or over) requests and receives approval to transfer to a school other than the one serving his / her area of residence, the parent (guardian) or student becomes responsible for transportation and arrangements for noon-hour supervision (as appropriate).
  2. A parent (guardian) or the student (age 19 years or over) may request transportation on an existing bus route after the Application for Student Transfer is approved.
  3. Under normal circumstances, a request for student transfer will be approved only if both the “sending” and “receiving” Principal support the request.