Student Transfer Requests
2018 - 2019
Student Transfer Requests are now being accepted for the 2018 - 2019 school year. All requests, including both employee and non-employee, must be received by the Director of Student Services no later than March 31, 2018. Parents will receive notification of the transfer decision by April 30, 2018. If a parent disagrees with the decision they may initiate an appeal before a panel of the Board of Education by sending a written request to the Director of Student Services within 10 days of receipt of the transfer decision. Appeal hearings will be scheduled during the month of May. Parents will receive notification of the date and time of the appeal hearing.
Parents who wish to transfer their student to a school other than the one to which they are assigned must complete a Lee County Schools Request for In-County Student Transfer or a Lee County Schools Request for Out-of County Student Transfer. A Behavior/Academic/Attendance Agreement must be completed for all transfer requests with the parent and student’s signature. For Out-of County Student Transfer Request the parent must obtain a release from the Board of Education in the county where the student resides. This release must accompany the transfer form and the Behavior/Academic/Attendance Agreement. The Lee County Board of Education makes all decisions regarding non-employee out of county student transfers as tuition payments may be required. Lee County School employees, who are seeking a transfer for their child/ren, must complete either an Employee Out-of County Transfer Request or an Employee In-County Transfer Request. A Behavior Agreement is required. If the employee resides outside of Lee County a release from the Board of Education in the county where the student resides is required.
Please note that for the 2018 - 2019 school year all elementary schools as well as SanLee Middle School are closed to new transfers. These schools exceed 90% of the building capacity. Any new transfer to any of these schools will require Board of Education approval.
All required paperwork for student transfers is to be submitted to the Director of Student Services. The mailing address is 106 Gordon Street, Sanford, North Carolina 27330. Parents should not take the paperwork to the principal for approval. Once the forms are submitted to the Director of Student Services these will be forwarded to the principals for the appropriate signatures and returned to the Director by the principal. All transfer request forms are located on the Lee County Schools web site and the Lee County Schools Student Services Department page. Transfer forms may also be obtained at the Lee County Schools Central Office and at the individual school sites.
For review of the policies relating to student transfer requests please review Lee County Schools Policy Code 3620, 4150, and 4135. These policies are located on the Lee county Schools website. For questions regarding the student transfer process, please contact the Director of Student Services at 919-774-6226.
2018-2019 Student Transfer Request Forms:
2018-2019 Spanish Student Transfer Request Forms:2017-2018 Student Transfer Request Forms:2017-2018 Spanish Student Request Forms:Out of County Student Transfer Request 2017-2018 (Spanish)
Behavior Agreement Form 2017-2018 (Spanish) (Needs to be with all tranfer forms.)