For assistance with registration or Student Assignment issues, please contact the Student Assignment Office at
or (727) 588-6210
Please note that some of these options will only be available at certain times of the year.
Parents wishing to change schools may request a new school assignment through the annual Special Assignment Request process or apply for District Application Programs.
Special Assignment Requests are granted on a space-available basis. All such assignments are valid for one school year only. Bus transportation is not provided for Special Assignment Requests and parents must arrange to get their child to and from school safely and on time. Parents wishing to remain at the assigned school must re-apply each year. Find out more about the district's Student Assignment policy
The initial SAR application period will run from April 3, 2017 to April 17, 2017 for parents to request a non-zoned school that is not a District Application Program for their children for the 2017-2018 school year.
Late SARs can be made beginning April 24, 2017 through July 31, 2017. Late SARs are placed at the bottom of the request list in the order in which they are received, so it is most advantageous to make requests during the initial SAR period between April 3rd and April 17th.
Special Assignment Requests are granted three times before the start of the 2017-2018 school year. The first round of requests are granted in May or early June, prior to the end of the current school year on May 25, 2017. Requests are reviewed and granted again before the end of June and once again early August.
Special Attendance Permit (SAP) - For Out-of-County Residents
If a parent, legal guardian, other person with primary or shared parental
responsibility for the student, or an adult student has his/her primary legal
residence in a county other than this county, s/he may apply for an exception
known as a Special Attendance Permit (SAP). The student must obtain
release from the district of residence and complete a Special Attendance Permit Application (PCS Form 4-302).
Special Attendance Permit requests will be
accepted for both the current school year and the next school year.
If approved for school attendance in the District, the student will be assigned
to the requested school, provided the school has available space and it is the
best interest of the educational program at the school. Students granted
a Special Attendance Permit may remain at the assigned school through the
* A student on suspension or who has been expelled cannot be approved for
transfer to the District.
* No student residing in the district may be displaced by a student from another
Additionally, the following preferential
treatment will be provided through the Special Assignment Request and Special Attendance Permit
dependent children of active-duty military
personnel whose move resulted from military orders;
students who have been relocated due to a foster
care placement into another school zone;
students who move to another school zone due to
a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or the serious
illness or death of a custodial parent.
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