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5119 Transfers


Northfield, New Jersey ____Monitored


Policy X Other Reasons



All transfers into the schools of the district shall be in accord with file code 5111 Admission. Students transferring into the district are expected to present copies of records from the previously attended school (or district) to aid in placement. Also required are proof of immunizations and proof of identity.

Parents/guardians of students or adult students transferring from the district shall notify the principal in a timely manner of their intention to leave the district.

Student records shall be transferred between Superintendents within the time frame prescribed by law.

Transportation (shall not) be provided to students transferring out of “persistently dangerous” schools and student victims of violent criminal offenses.

If the board cannot offer a safe school alternative within the district to students choosing to transfer out of a “persistently dangerous” school or to a student who has been a victim of a violent criminal offense, the Superintendent shall attempt to establish an agreement with a neighboring district. The board shall review and approve any agreement prior to its application.

The Superintendent shall ensure that the district complies with all requirements of federal law and the state department of education. He/she shall prepare regulations to implement this policy.

NJSBA Review/Update: November 2009; December 2010; May 2017

Adopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Transfers, Persistently Dangerous Schools, Victims of Violent Crimes

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:7B-12 District of residence; determination

N.J.S.A. 18A:36-19a Newly enrolled students; records and identification

N.J.S.A. 18A:36-25.1 Proof of child’s identity required for enrollment; transfer of record between districts

N.J.S.A. 18A:36B-14 et seq. Interdistrict Public School Choice


N.J.S.A. 18A:38-8 Duty to receive students from other districts

N.J.A.C. 6A:12-3.2 Criteria to guide the Commissioner’s approval of choice program applications

N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-19.2 Method of determining the district of residence

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-8.2 School enrollment


Unsafe School Choice Option Policy, New Jersey Department of Education, June 30, 2003


Cross References: *5111 Admission

*5125 Student records

*5131 Conduct/discipline

*5131.5 Vandalism/violence

*5141.3 Health examinations and immunizations

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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