EASTON, MD 21601
ADOPTED: 05/16/12
REVISED: 06/20/12
REVIEWED: 03/13/13


  1. Parents and students may apply for an out of area request if the receiving school’s April 30th State Rated Capacity is less than or equal to 87%, and the sending school’s April 30th State Rated capacity is greater than or equal to 60%. Note: Each school’s April 30th State Rated Capacity will be rounded to the nearest whole percentage.
  2. If the above condition is met then 1% of the larger school’s State Rated Capacity will be used to determine the number of transfers that will be granted from the smaller school. Any school with less than 75% of State Rated Capacity may accept a number of students that would achieve a state rated capacity of 75%. In the case of the middle/high school the maximum number of students allowed to transfer would be 1% of the largest receiving school.
  3. Procedures for application and granting of out of area requests.
  4. The parent (or adult student) agrees to furnish all transportation to and from school in a safe and acceptable manner.
  5. A student who remains in good standing will be allowed to remain at his or her out of area school pending principal recommendation to the superintendent and superintendent approval.
  6. Employees who request to have their child(ren) attend an out of area school will not impinge on the number of transfer requests granted.
  7. A student who is granted an out of area transfer must remain at the school for the entire year. A student is permitted to return to the home school once, and thereafter is ineligible to apply for an out of area transfer to the same out of area school.
  8. Special Education programs are generally considered to be county-wide programs and transfers across attendance lines for this purpose by the administrative or supervisory staff need not comply with this policy and administrative regulation. The program being offered shall be adjudged by the IEP Committee to be the most appropriate program available to meet the needs of the special education student.
  9. Unsafe School Transfer Policy
  1. Applications for the following school year will be accepted from November through April 30th of each school year.
  2. The Office of Student Services will receive all applications.
  3. The Office of Student Services will acknowledge receipt of the application and notify applicants of the feasibility of their request based on the criteria outlined in Roman numeral I above.
  4. The first Monday in May The Office of Student Services will inform the Superintendent of the number of applications received categorized by receiving school and will determine if a lottery is necessary based on the criteria outlined in Roman numeral II above.
  5. If requests for transfer to any one school exceed the number of transfers allowed, a lottery to randomly select approved transfer requests will be held in open session at the May Board of Education meeting.


1. Each local school system shall allow a student attending a public elementary or secondary school within the school system if the student:

  • a)Attends a persistently dangerous public elementary or secondary school; or
  • b)Is a victim of a violent criminal offense as defined in Criminal Law Article, §14-101, Annotated Code of Maryland.
  1. During the regular school day; or
  2. While attending a school sponsored event in or on the grounds of a public elementary or secondary school that the student attends

2. The local school system shall effectuate a transfer pursuant of §A of this regulation in a timely manner following either the:

  • a)Designation of a school as persistently dangerous; or
  • b)Conviction of or adjudication of delinquency of the perpetrator of a violent criminal offense.

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