I was reading the Spokane newspaper and it was stated that for Spokane's school district, the deadline to request a transfer to a new school under NCLB is August 26th. So I wrote to SPS to ask what their deadline is. Here's the answer I received:
Parents have to request a transfer by the first day of school by 4 pm. They will then be sent an application with their PSC options.
That PSC is "Public School Options" and here is the form you must submit to ask for it. Understand, this form I'm linking is a request for the PSC form, NOT the actual form.
Note - only via mail or fax (which seems not-so-helpful); I would suppose you could also submit it in person.
Transportation would be provided but:
- your new school may not have services your old school did and the district does not have to provide them
- transportation would end if that new school did not meet AYP (annual yearly progress) under NCLB
For more information about Public School Choice, please call 206-252-0852.