FULLERTON : Pupil Transfer Policy Tentatively Approved

The Fullerton school board, in an effort to stem future overcrowding problems, has given preliminary approval to a policy that would extend the deadline for students wanting to transfer from schools inside or outside the district.

If the policy wins final approval later this month, district officials would have four weeks after school starts to decide whether to allow a transfer student to to stay in the school they chose. If the chosen school is overcrowded, transfer students would be sent to schools in their own attendance areas.

Once a student transfer is approved, siblings would have a better chance of transferring as well. Once accepted, students can stay in the school of their choice until they graduate.

Also under the policy, students could be sent back to their neighborhood schools if they fail to get to school on time, are late to class three days within three months or are not picked up within 15 minutes after school.

The board will vote on the policy at its Jan. 24 meeting.

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