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School Reassignments

A school reassignment may be requested if a student is moving into an assigned attendance zone within 60 school days and would like to attend the new school prior to the move occurring or when a student is moving out of an assigned attendance zone but wish to remain at the school that he or she is currently enrolled. A school reassignment may also be requested for students who are experiencing a hardship due to special extenuating circumstances. Applying for a reassignment does not guarantee approval. The requested school's enrollment capacity must be considered before a reassignment can be granted to a student living outside it's assigned attendance zoned.

Deadlines for Requesting Reassignment

  • First semester assignment: Application must be received by the last day of school in the prior academic year.
  • Second semester assignment: Application must be received by December 1.

NOTE: When a change in a student’s residence requires a reassignment, her/his application will be accepted and can be processed within 30 school days.

Process - Applying for a reassignment does not guarantee approval. Reassignments are granted based on the requested school having available space and programmatic capacity.

1. Parent/guardian should obtain a student reassignment application from the Office of School Choice or any district K-12 school.
2. Parent/guardian should return the completed student reassignment application and required documentation to the Office of School Choice for processing and review. An application received without the required documentation will be returned to the parent/guardian for completion.
3. Parent/guardian will receive timely notification before the start of the semester they are requesting the reassignment to begin. Reassignment applications for students with a change in residence will be processed as quickly as possible throughout the school year.
4. The student should continue attending their current school of enrollment until further notification is received from the Office of School Choice.

Parent/Guardian Notification- The Office of School Choice will notify the parent/guardian whether the request for a reassignment is granted or not granted by telephone and in writing.

Transportation- The parent/guardian will be responsible for providing the student with transportation to and from the assigned school. Transportation will not be provided by the district.

For more details on student reassignment, please refer to Sarasota County Schools’ Procedures and Guidelines for Student School Assignment, School Choice and Reassignment


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School Choice
Division of Integrated Instructional Services

Mrs. Katrina Ward, Supervisor
katrina.ward@sarasotacountyschools.net
Charmaine Wheeler,
Administrative Assistant
charmaine.wheeler@sarasotacountyschools.net
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32255

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