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School Registration or Transfer

August 3rd, 2011 at 05:45 pm

So today my cousin and I went to drop off the paperwork to request a school transfer, so my son can go to the same school as his two cousin's which he will be living with while I am deployed.

I do not understand my town at all. It is like pulling teeth. I completed the form with the required data, then my cousin provided proof of residency. She had to submit a copy of her mortgage and her water bill (2 proofs of residency). Seriously, wow what if someone lives with their relatives and does not have any housing bills in their name due to bad credit or something.

So once again they told us that the NEW school that my cousin's two children go to have not accepted ANY transfer requests since the school openned. Seriously, why is it that a student can live within a school boundry but can't go to that school. The lady said they might allow it since it is only for one year, on the condition that my son goes back to his current school next year.

Well it is up to them IF they allow my son back into his Current school next year, so this could get interesting. I wonder if I should submit the transfer request paperwork for next year as part of this years transfer request. My son's teacher (school's Assistant Vice-principle) was hoping he could stay in his current school because they have not accepted transfer requests for years ALSO. But this was when the plan was for DS to stay with his father whom had NO children so it was not a case of dropping kids off at two different schools at different ends of town with the same start and end times.

I can see it now that if our transfer request gets approved my son is going to go to this new school for one year, then next year it is going to be pulling teeth to try to get him back into his old school, and if it is disproved he is going to have to go to a different school. I hope it works out because if they send him to a school besides his current when I am back they are going to have to bus him home....Hum the school district can either add another student to the school or pay to bus him from a different school to the house since the school district provides free busing.

It was almost lunch time by the time I headed back to the office and so I stopped by subway and got a $5 footlong. I think I am going to do that for dinner also. I don't want to cook and every evening BF and I are drilling and putting in 5 fence posts. We figure 5 is a good number since it is not too long. Less time in the Sun and heat. Less time so we don't over due it and get sore, and it gives the posts time to cure.

2 days until DS's Birthday party. I am thinking about buying a cooler. I want one that fits 2 liter's I figure later the cooler will come in handy for fishing and or camping, so I might spend the money to have the cooler for the party.

6 Responses to “School Registration or Transfer”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I didn't know that schools could deny transfer requests. I would think if they live in a certain district they have to go to that school. We have the opposite here, trying to send kids to schools outside of their district.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    My mother and I had to sign a notarized affadavit to get my kids into the school system here, and then we had to do it again when my son moved from the elementary school to the middle school. It was ridiculous how many hoops they made us jump through before they settled on this. Thankfully my credit union notarized for free. I am sorry you are having such a hassle. You think they'd give it a bit of a pass for someone in the service who has to leave their child with family. Makes me feel like the school system there doesn't respect the people that serve their country, which makes me annoyed on your behalf.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I am also sickened by the fact that the school is giving you, a deploying soldier, an issue with the fact of enrolling your child. Do they need you TCS orders to prove this is really happening? You might ask your JAG office if there is any legal recourse. Aren't there school advocates, that might assist? I'm not completely familiar, but check Military One Source.

  4. LittleMsMom Says:


    I gave them a copy of the "Notice of Alert" letter our command wrote for our Soldiers to give to Employers and Businesses such as the YMCA, since we will not have our actual orders until closer to the Mob date.

    They said they would get back to us in about a week. This gives me a Week wiggle room before school starts If I don't hear from them by Monday the 15th I will contact my JAG rep and see what they can do. Thanks for the suggestion.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    @Glad I could help. I don't think they can discriminate against your son in this situation.

  6. Jerry Says:

    I agree with the above recommendation -- in fact, a visit to the JAG officer might be in order, anyway, since a well-timed phone call from the military legal representative could help lead to a proper and more timely decision. You are serving your country, for crying out loud, and you should have some insurance that the community you represent is willing to help out! Good luck...

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