Revised Student Transfer Procedures – Explanation and Rationale

The School Review process identified a concerning number of students are attending a school outside of their school attendance zone.  The Public Schools Branch received considerable feedback from communities indicating that students should attend school based on the established school attendance zones.

The Student Transfer Procedure has been revised and has new criteria and a newly revised Student Transfer Request application form.  New student transfer requests will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances (health, safety and learning needs) or for operational reasons (capacity, programming, etc.).

Students attend a designated school based on the geographical region of their residence and program considerations.  The Public Schools Branch determines school attendance zones and may periodically adjust them in accordance with the School Change Policy.

The schools that have been directly impacted by rezoning are:

  • Birchwood Intermediate
  • Cardigan Consolidated
  • Donagh Regional
  • Glen Stewart Primary
  • Parkdale Elementary
  • Prince Street Elementary
  • Queen Charlotte Intermediate
  • Spring Park Elementary
  • St. Jean Elementary
  • Stratford Elementary
  • Stonepark Intermediate
  • West Kent Elementary
  • West Royalty Elementary

While changes have been made to the Souris Regional zone, this school was not identified to be studied in the Category II report and therefore existing student transfers will not be affected.

Existing student transfers will remain valid if a student is zoned for and attending a school that is not on the above list.

Existing student transfers are no longer valid if the student is either zoned for, or attending, one of the above named schools.

Any new student transfer requests will be assessed under the revised Student Transfer Procedure. This procedure will be in effect for all families of schools in the Public Schools Branch.

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