The the Guilford County Schools are calling on all parents and students to, “Do the Right Thing”, when it comes to the new rule relating to student transfers in Guilford County…The rule gives you one transfer if you have a valid reason and you still can not be switching schools due to ‘Athletic Purposes’/’Athletic Reasons’…..
In the past you could transfer only if you had one of these four valid reasons in your corner:
1)You had a verified change of address…..And this has always been the reason most often stated….Pack up and move if you don’t like the school your child is attending….If there was a change of address, you could NOT legally stop that move….
2)You could roll or leave your school to enroll in a special program such as a magnet or early or middle college……..Early college, Middle College, The Academy, just like in football, you had some key options….
3)You could change schools if the school board changed your child’s/student’s attendance zone….Does not happen very often, sometimes to down-size one school, or with the opening of a new school, attendance zones will be altered/changed…..
and 4)Students would move if there was an administrative placement at a different school for special services…..Don’t have a good read on this move, but with the new rule, you now have one “Grace Move”….It is sort of like the chess or checkers board game where you have one “Free” move before the game begins, or like in outdoor basketball, let’s shoot to see who gets the ball, and this all becomes predetermined transformation/transferring…..
from Joe Sirera at the News and Record:
Guilford County Schools’ new athletics transfer procedure announced today counts on students and parents to do the “honorable” thing and puts the onus on county athletics director Leigh Hebbard to determine when they don’t.
Read more from Joe Sirera and his full take on the ‘Transfer Rule’, when you CLICK HERE….