Districts Block Hundreds of Transfer Requests
About a dozen requests to transfer students form Monrovia Unified to a charter school in Duarte Unified have been denied.
Parents were hoping to send their children to the new California School of the Arts in the fall, but Monrovia Unified officials say the reasons for transfer don’t meet the requirements, adding that their arts program is comparable to the charter’s.
Monrovia Unified isn’t the only district to deny school transfers.
Anaheim Union High School District is facing backlash for stopping more than 450 transfer requests this year. Appeals for transfer get sent to the OC board of Education. The OC Register reports that Orange County board members have received the largest amount of appeals this year than in recent memory.
What’s causing all the ruckus? Declining enrollment means less funding. It’s speculated that perhaps board members are denying transfers in order to keep students in the district, and essentially funds.
We can probably expect this trend to pick up steam as district struggle with shrinking budgets.