ST. LOUIS BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULATION
Transfers and Withdrawals -- Hardship Transfers
Transfers from one regular school to another which, would be contrary to the permissive transfer policy, may be granted only by the hardship transfer committee and only when there is sufficient showing of hardship by the applicant, due to one of the following:
1. The student is experiencing severe physical or psychological problems at the school of assignment, which are documented by appropriate medical records or diagnoses.
2. The parent or guardian of the student would incur a real economic hardship due to child care expenses connected with sending an elementary age child to the school of assignment.
3. There is a bona fide educational need for a secondary student to transfer in order to take advanced courses not offered at the school of assignment.
Requests for hardship transfers shall be made through the elementary, middle, or secondary education offices. The circumstances involved in each request shall be investigated and verified by a school official who shall be assisted by a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, or other appropriate persons as needed.
Upon completion of the investigation, the school official shall forward a complete report, with full documentation, to a five member, bi-racial hardship transfer committee. This committee shall consist of both parents and administrators, all of whom shall be appointed by the superintendent . The committee shall promptly consider the request and make the final decision as to whether a hardship transfer shall be granted.
Revised: December 07, 1999