Parents/legal guardians may request a student reassignment to a school outside the student’s attendance area as outlined in the School Board Policy 5.015.

Employees of the School District of Palm Beach County seeking reassignment for their child must apply according to district and CTA guidelines, if applicable. See below for application submission procedures.

Application Dates
The window to apply for reassignment for the 2019-2020 school year is May 15–June 30. Late applications are not accepted.

Already Applied?
Once you submit a reassignment request for the 2019-2020 school year, please allow 4–6 weeks for review and response. You may check your parent portal at for updated information and application status.

Submitting an Application
Apply online at

Hard copy applications will be accepted if the parent/guardian has no access to an e–mail address. See below for more information regarding the submission of a hard copy reassignment application.

Schools Open for Reassignment (Available May 15)
The list of schools approved for the 2019-2020 School Year will be available May 15. This list can change at anytime during the application submission and review period. Applicants requesting a transfer to a school that is not on the approved reassignment list will not be considered.

Effective Approval Dates
Unless otherwise specified, approved reassignments for the 2019–2020 school year will be effective starting August 12, 2019* (*subject to change). Applying for a reassignment does not guarantee approval; all requests will be reviewed according to School Board policy 5.015. Information regarding the criteria for a reassignment and its approval can be found in School Board Policy 5.015.

District Employees
The recently negotiated CTA contract allows for more options through reassignment for CTA employees. The Department of Choice and Career Options will process these requests per district policy aligned with the CTA contract.

  • The employee must be the parent or legal guardian of the student requesting reassignment
  • Apply for reassignment at between May 15 and June 30
  • By April 30, the employee must send an email or letter to the desired school's Principal, indicating their intent to apply to enroll through reassignment FY20
  • Members of the T Bargaining Unit must submit the proof of the notification they sent to the receiving or feeder school 
  • Schools that have reached 100% capacity will not be an available option. A list of schools that are at 100% will be determined
  • Once the reassignment is processed, the employee will receive an email notifying them of the decision 

Transportation will not be provided for students on reassignment.

Reassignment Applications
A letter with specific reason(s) why reassignment is being requested must be included with the application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Hard copy applications must be submitted to the Department of Choice and Career Options, via U.S. Mail or fax. The mailing address is 3300 Forest Hill Boulevard, C–124, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 or fax to (561) 434–8843.

For additional information about reassignment, please contact the Department of Choice and Career Options at (561) 434-8755 or email:

The School District of Palm Beach County