2022-2023 LEISD Transfer Process

  • Transfers are approved for one school year only. All students must reapply each year. The approval of a transfer does not guarantee future transfer approval for subsequent years. The student’s attendance and discipline during the current year will be evaluated prior to approval for the coming school year.

    1. Parents should complete the transfer application in the Student Services section of the LEISD website (www.littleelmissd.net) beginning on March 1, 2022.

    2. Applications will be processed and a letter designating approval or denial will be emailed to parents/guardians from the Office of Student Services.

    3. Parent/Guardian must provide appropriate documentation including
        • The students' school records—including report card, attendance, and discipline reports
    4. Transfers are processed on a first-come basis and considered independently at the time of their request by Little Elm ISD.

    5. Once a completed Transfer Application, including all requested documentation, is received, it will be reviewed. Transfer decisions are based upon required documentation submitted and space available in the requested grade at the requested campus.

    2022-2023 LEISD Transfer Request Form

Transportation for Transfer Students

  • No District transportation will be provided for District Transfer students. In applying for a District Transfer, parents assume responsibility for transporting their students to and from school.

Factors Considered in the Approval Process

  • Factors considered in approving transfer applications include, but are not limited to: building capacity, current program or campus enrollment, growth projections, grade level enrollment, teacher allocation, professional staff allocations, and the student’s behavior and attendance history.

Students Who Become Non-Residents

  • A resident student who becomes a non-resident during the course of a semester shall be permitted to continue in attendance for the remainder of the semester. Prior to the end of the semester, parents may apply for an Out of District Transfer if the student qualifies and space is available. Parents with a contract to build a house will be permitted to transfer into the district on a provisional basis for no more than 90 calendar days from the date of the transfer application. If legal residence is not established within this 90 day period in the form of a tax statement or lease agreement, the student’s transfer shall be revoked. The parent may elect to complete an application for Out of District Transfer for consideration of acceptance by Little Elm ISD. The student must meet all application criteria.

UIL

  • All UIL rules regarding student eligibility for competition will be followed. Approval of an Out of District Transfer application does not verify the student’s eligibility for competition under UIL rules. Students in athletics who move from one high school to another are ineligible for varsity competition for one year by UIL rules. Students may not transfer for athletic purposes. Students who participate in UIL athletics must verify eligibility through the District Athletic Director. All required paperwork and documentation must be provided in order for the student to be considered for participation in athletics in Little Elm ISD.

Revoking Transfers

  • Transfer students must follow all Little Elm ISD rules and regulations, including but not limited to: District Policies and Regulations; the Student Code of Conduct, and Attendance Requirements. Transfer students may have their transfer revoked if the student does not adhere to all policies and regulations or based upon poor attendance, excessive tardiness, or inappropriate student behavior.

    • Employee’s child(ren) may attend the school in which their parent is employed OR they may apply for transfer to a LEISD school which is open to receive internal transfers.

    • Students residing in LEISD will be considered for transfers within the district based upon the District’s capacity to accommodate the transfer as determined through the Office of Student Services. 

    • Middle School students will be assigned to their zoned middle school campus. Intradistrict middle school transfers will not be considered.

    • Please note that if false or misleading information is provided, the original transfer request will be subject to immediate revocation and the student will be placed back to their neighborhood school. 

    • Contact the Student Services Department for questions regarding the application process.

    • LEISD Board Policy regarding student transfer may be reviewed at:

    • Interdistrtict Transfer Policy - FDA (LOCAL)
    • Intradistrict Transfer Policy - FDB (LOCAL)

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