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In-District and Out-of-District Transfer Information

Note: Transfer Meetings will be held at the end of July. Date and times to be determined. Parents/Guardians will begin to be notified about the status of their transfer request following these meetings. 

*Read through the types of waiver below before find the waiver request link applicable to you.

OUT-OF-DISTRICT TRANSFER GUIDELINES 
(Does not live in Derby school boundaries)
Non-Resident K-12 Students
At the discretion of the administration, K-12 pupils who do not meet the criteria of resident for school purposes as defined in Kansas statutes (KSA 72-1046 et. seq.) may be enrolled in Derby Public Schools and programs, provided the student's Derby Out-of-District Waiver yearly application is approved, the enrollment occurs prior to the dates listed below and the pupils are in attendance as outlined. The superintendent is authorized to waive the deadline when severe hardships or very unique circumstances warrant special considerations. 

Non-resident pupils may be admitted only to the extent that staff, equipment, and supplies are available.  

Type of Waiver- Attendance
On Site Students            
a. Enrolled and in attendance prior to September 1.
On Site/Virtual Students            
a. Enrolled by September 1.            
On Site                        
i. Enrolled and in attendance prior to September 20.            
Virtual                        
  ii. Log on and work at least two days prior to September 19; and
iii.  Log on two between September 21 and October 4; and
iv. Students must keep their activity log current with parent signature.
v. The activity log will be explained during enrollment.
Virtual Students            
a. Enrolled by September 1.            
b. Log on and work at least two days prior to September 19; and
c. Log on two days between September 21 and October 4; and
d. Students must keep their activity log current with parent signature.
e. The activity log will be explained during enrollment. 

• Out-of-District Waiver Request Form 

EMPLOYEES' CHILD OUT-OF-DISTRICT TRANSFER GUIDELINES
Employees of Derby Public Schools who live outside district boundaries may enroll their student(s) Pre-K-12 in the Derby Public Schools. Such enrollment shall be allowed if approved by the superintendent or designee under the following conditions: 
• Application to have a student attend Derby Public Schools must be submitted to the Superintendent no later than July 1 or ten days after employment, preceding the fall start of school.
• Application to have a student attend Derby Public Schools must be submitted to the Superintendent no later than July 1 or ten days after employment, proceeding the fall start of school.
• The employee may request a specific elementary school, but assignment will be based upon the transfer policy.
• That the admittance of the student does not require additional personnel to be hired.
• The student's past academic, attendance, and behavior record must be in good standing.
• Continued employment of the parent(s) in Derby Public Schools.
• The child's attendance does not interfere with the employee's ability to meet all performance responsibilities of his/her position.
• Transportation shall be the responsibility of the employee.
• Latchkey transportation within the district may be requested on a space available basis.
• Application must be made annually. Each student will be evaluated annually.
• Annual acceptance will not be granted if the student’s academic, attendance, and/or behavior record is not in good standing. 

• Employees' Child Out-of-District Waiver Request Form 

IN-DISTRICT TRANSFER GUIDELINES 
(Requests to transfer from assigned school within Derby school boundaries)
Application forms for transfer will be available online only on our website starting April 1 until September 1 and will be taken and placed on a time-stamped, first come first served basis, as long as space is available.

Placement will be determined at the transfer meeting in late July based on outlined priorities. Enrollment of your child cannot be done until placement has been determined, if a transfer request has been submitted. Also, for all approved transfers, transportation will not be provided if a student transfers to another school within our district.

Students attend the school designated as the attendance center for their residential area unless directed to enroll in another school by the Superintendent, transfer is allowed in accordance with the following guidelines or exemptions are granted for medical reasons. 

PRIORITY FOR TRANSFER REQUESTS
Local:
• Students attending their assigned neighborhood attendance area.
• Employees who have children that request to attend at the same building the employee is assigned to work.
Priority 1: 
• School Choice: Designated Title I Schools. 
Priority 2:
1. Employees’ students who live outside the attendance area if the employee is not assigned to the requested building.   
2.  In-District students who live outside the attendance area, who have completed five consecutive years in the requested building. 
3.  In-District students who live outside the attendance area who have completed four consecutive years in the requested building.   
4.  In-District students who live outside the attendance area, who have completed three consecutive years in the requested building.      
5.  In-District students who live outside the attendance area, who have completed two consecutive years in the requested building.   
6.  In-District students who live outside the attendance area, who have completed one consecutive year in the requested building.     
Priority 3: 
• All new In-District transfer requests, not falling under priorities 1-2. 
Priority 4:       
1.  Out-of-District students who have completed five consecutive years in the requested building.
2.  Out-of-District students who have completed four consecutive years in the requested building.
3.  Out-of-District students who have completed three consecutive years in the requested building.
4.  Out-of-District students who have completed two consecutive years in the requested building.
5.  Out-of-District students who have completed one consecutive year in the requested building.                  
Priority 5: 
• All new Out-of-District (non-employees) Waiver transfer requests. 

• In-District Waiver Request Form

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