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Reassignments Overview


Reassignments Overview

Broward County Public Schools provides students with a home boundary school based upon the student's assigned attendance area. The attendance area is based upon the physical address where the student resides with the parent/legal guardian. School boundaries are established annually and approved by the School Board in accordance with Florida Statutes and School Board Policy 5000. A reassignment gives a student the opportunity to request a school outside of his/her assigned attendance area based on the list of reassignment schools. There is no transportation for students granted a reassignment. Transportation will be the responsibility of the requesting parent/guardian. Please note that it is the responsibility of the requesting parent/guardian to ensure the student is on time for school on a daily basis. Excessive tardiness and/or absences can be reasons for the rescission of a granted reassignment.


Schools that have been identified by the District to have available permanent seating capacity will be available to provide reassignment seats. Not all schools are availble for reassignment. When there are more applications than available reassignment seats, a random computerized selection will award seats to students. Students who are not awarded a seat will be placed into a waitpool and notified if a seat becomes available and is awarded to the student. Students placed into a waitpool are NOT guaranteed a seat.

Reasons for Reassignments

Parents may request the following reassignments based on the following reasons:

  • Highest Grade - Student is requesting to complete the final grade level at his/her current school
  • Active-Duty Military - Required copy of Military ID/orders of Parent/Legal Guardian on active-duty in the military
  • Choice Option Area - Parent/Legal Guardian resides in a school boundary choice option area per the adopted school boundary
  • Tri-County Reassignment - Student is requesting to attend a school in Miami-Dade or Palm Beach County
  • Curricular Program - Requesting a curricular program that is not offered at the home boundary school or at a Magnet school
  • Sibling - Applying student has a sibling that will continue to attend the requested school
  • School Board Employee - For priority, parent must be a BCPS employee requesting a school within the IZone of their work location
  • General Reassignment - Student is requesting to attend the school (No other reassignment reason applies)

Hardship Appeals

If the request for a reassignment is denied, there is a Hardship appeal process per School Board Policy 5004.1:

Hardship appeals for reassignments to schools where enrollment exceeds 102% of their permanent capacity will only be heard for students who are currently attending the school and have a custodial need (death of a parent), or unless an older sibling has been placed in a special program at that school, such as in an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) special program.

For schools with enrollment under 102% of their permanent capacity, requests for hardship appeals are available to parent(s)/legal guardians who submitted an on-time application during the School Choice Phase I application window. After receiving a reassignment denial letter, parent(s)/legal guardians have 15 calendar days to submit a letter requesting to meet with the Superintendent's Hardship Committee. Please note the decision from the Superintendent's Hardship Committee constitutes the final administrative decision on your reassignment request at all levels.


The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Executive Director, Benefits & EEO Compliance at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, (ADAAA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities (EEO) at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.

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Last updated: 05/17/17 13:33:56