Out-of-District Requests

    A.    When a student is the child of an Allegany County Public Schools employee who resides in Allegany County, said student may be granted a transfer to a school outside his/her attendance area provided the school is within the attendance area of the employee’s primary work site or home school.
    B.    Primary (Pre-K-2) classrooms with less than 22 students are eligible to accept Out-of-District students. Intermediate (Grade 3-5) and middle school (Grade 6-8) classrooms with less than 25 students are eligible to accept Out-of-District students.
    C.    Schools with existing Out-of-District placements that have been established for a sibling (s) will be given consideration for an Out-of-District placement before those without an established relationship with the Out-of-District school.
    D.    Students requiring child care in accordance with Section VI Standards for Evaluating Out-of-District Permits A-E File: JC-R1 as well as students in family child care will be considered.
    E.    Parents requesting an Out-of-District Permit for other reasons (standardized test scores, closed classrooms, etc.) will be considered last.
    F.    Out-of-District permit requests must be submitted by May 31.
    A.    If an out-of-district permit is approved, parents are responsible for the student’s transportation on a daily basis.
    B.    A student who is granted an out-of-district permit from his/her home school attendance area without a bona fide change of residence of the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) shall be ineligible to participate in interscholastic athletics for a period of 365 days from the approved transfer.
    C.    If unusual circumstances exist, a student may appeal for athletic ineligibility in writing to the Supervisor of Physical Education and Athletics. The Supervisor of Physical Education and Athletics will meet with the school principals and athletic directors to decide if the appeal should be granted.

    D.  Eligibility for pre-kindergarten programs will be determined in accordance with the State’s

                 student selection criteria. If vacancies still exist in the pre-kindergarten program, then children
                 who do not meet the selection criteria or reside outside the schools’ attendance area, may be
                 admitted, pending completion of the out-of-district permit process.
    A.    A request for an out-of-district permit may be submitted to the Pupil Services Department at the Central office or the school office. The out-of-district permit request (JC-E1) may be obtained at Central or school offices or accessed on the district website.  Copies of completed requests will be forwarded to the Pupil Services Department by school personnel.
    B.    A Pupil Personnel Worker will review the request for an out-of-district permit and discuss with respective principals the impact of the request on the sending and receiving schools prior to making a recommendation.
    C.    School administrators must approve all requests for an out-of-district permit based on the criteria found in Section I Procedures for Consideration of Out-of-District Permits A-E, Section II Conditions for Students Attending on an Out-of-District Permit A-D and VI Standards for Evaluating Out-of-District Permits A-E.
    For more information, contact the Pupil Services Department at 301-759-2001.