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 resident attendance zone 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 Plaquemines 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 application on file.  Applications which are approved are for one school year only and must be renewed by application for subsequent years.  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.




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 Board.  Such withdrawal must be in accordance with such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Board.




As students transfer and withdraw, the following procedures shall be adhered to by teachers:


  1. A Transfer and Drop Form shall be completed immediately when a student drops or transfers and shall be submitted to the principal of the school.  The principal's designee shall use the information to fill out a Student Disposition Form in order to update the computerized Educational Management System.  The completed forms shall be kept in the student's cumulative folder.

  2. When a student, seventeen (17) years or under, is expelled from school or drops out and does not immediately enroll in an adult education program or an approved home study program, the School Withdrawal Notice shall be completed.  This form and a copy of the Student Disposition Form shall be forwarded to the office of the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance.  These forms must be completed as the need occurs.  Copies of all completed forms shall be filed in the student's cumulative folder.

  3. Whenever the withdrawal from school is beyond the control of the student as confirmed by the parent, a copy of the Student Disposition Form and the letter from the parent or guardian shall be sent to the office of the Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance.  Copies of all completed forms, letters, and other pertinent information shall be filed in the student's cumulative folder.


Revised:  December, 2001

Revised:  April, 2010

Revised:  March 14, 2011



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, 10-1-90, 12-3-01, 3-14-11


Plaquemines Parish School Board