Davenport school board OKs new transfer policy

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Davenport’s school board says elementary and intermediate students must adhere to stricter rules before they can transfer out of a school.

The board for Davenport Community Schools voted Monday that those students will need a health or safety reason to be allowed to transfer to another school within their district. The transfer can also meet the elements of the district’s diversity plan and No Child Left Behind legislation.

The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1685smM ) the policy, which is effective immediately, is part of board’s effort to balance district enrollment. Officials say they want to alleviate overcrowding at some elementary schools.

The policy does not apply to high school students, who can still decide where they attend school regardless of where they live.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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