Reassignment

The Reassignment application FY21 will be accepted May 15-June 30, 2020. To apply, visit www.mypbchoiceapp.com. Due to the district building closure during this time, we are working remotely. If you need assistance, please send a detailed e-mail to: choicequestions@palmbeachschools.org.   

Parents/legal guardians may request a student reassignment to a school outside the student’s attendance area as outlined in the School Board Policy 5.015Employees of the School District of Palm Beach County seeking reassignment for their child must apply according to district and CTA guidelines. See below for application submission procedures.


Application FY 21
The application for the first semester of the 2020–2021 school year opens May 15, 2020. Second semester reassignment applications will be accepted October 1–30, 2020. Reassignment applications will be accepted online at www.mypbchoiceapp.comduring 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 will not be 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 2020–2021 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. Click here to visit the District Hub for Employee application information. 

Requests by employees for the reassignment of their children, who are age and program appropriate, to the employee’s assigned school or to a school that feeds into their assigned school, or to a school that receives students from their assigned school shall be approved within procedural guidelines outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement contract.  No reassignment is available to a school that has exceeded 100% of its Florida Inventory of School House (FISH) capacity per Florida DOE, unless the teacher is assigned to that particular school.*  Please review the Collective Bargaining Agreement for all procedural guidelines.

Effective Approval Dates
Unless otherwise specified, approved reassignments for the first semester of the 2020–2021 school year will be effective starting August 10, 2020. Second semester reassignment approvals will be effective January 5, 2021. 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.


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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