Reassignment

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 FY 20
The application for the first semester of the 2019–2020 school year is now closed. Second semester reassignment applications will be accepted October 1–31, 2019. Reassignment applications will be accepted online at www.mypbchoiceapp.com during published application dates. 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. Late applications are not accepted.

Already Applied?
Once you submit a reassignment request, please allow 4–6 weeks for review and response. You may check your parent portal at www.mypbchoiceapp.com for updated information and application status.

Schools Open for Reassignment
The list of schools approved for each semester of the 2019–2020 school year can change at anytime during the application submission and review period as enrollment is constantly changing. Applicants requesting a transfer to a school that is not on the approved reassignment list will not be considered. Applying to an available school does not guarantee acceptance. Your request must be reviewed and support board policy.

District Employees
All school district employees may apply for reassignment within the designated application period. Applications for new employees or employees who are recently assigned to a new work site will be accepted late for consideration.

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 deadline to apply for reassignment for the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year was June 30. Late applications will not be accepted unless you meet the new employee criteria described above. District employees seeking reassignment must meet the following criteria:

  • The employee must be the parent or legal guardian of the student requesting reassignment
  • Apply for reassignment at www.mypbchoiceapp.com during published dates
  • 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

Effective Approval Dates
Unless otherwise specified, approved reassignments for the first semester of the 2019–2020 school year will be effective starting August 12, 2019. Second semester reassignment approvals will be effective January 7, 2020. 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.

Transportation
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: choicequestions@palmbeachschools.org

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