Students shall be required to attend the school in the attendance area in which their residence is located.  Students who wish to attend a school other than the one designated for their attendance zone of residence may apply for transfer when circumstances warrant.  All requests for transfer shall be in writing, and shall include reasons for the transfer as well as other pertinent information that the East Carroll Parish School Board may require.  The Superintendent shall consider for approval all requests for student transfer if such transfer is determined to be in the best interests of the student and the school system.  No school shall accept a student not residing in that school's attendance zone unless the student has an approved transfer request on file.  Any decision made by the Superintendent regarding the transfer of a student may be appealed to the School Board for a final determination in accordance with state law.


Majority to Minority Student Transfer


The school district shall permit a student attending a school in which his/her race is in the majority, to choose to attend another school where space is available, where his/her race is in the minority.  The school district shall provide transportation to any such student.




Students shall be required to attend school in accordance with statutory provisions.  Students may be permitted to withdraw from school however, if approved by the Superintendent and School Board.  Such withdrawal must be in accordance with such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the School Board.


Revised:  August, 2001

Revised:  December, 2008

Revised:  August, 2010



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:104.1, 17:105, 17:106, 17:108, 17:109, 17:111, 17:221, 17:226, 17:227

Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education

Board minutes, 2-3-09, 10-5-10


East Carroll Parish School Board