It could be harder for parents to transfer their children to high schools outside of their assigned boundaries under a policy change proposed by the Montgomery County Board of Education.
The rules currently allow students who transferred to a middle school outside of their assigned boundaries to move on automatically to the feeder high school where they’ve transferred.
The proposed policy change, however, would require parents to reapply for a transfer request if the student wants to continue to the feeder high school from the middle school to which they transferred. Otherwise, the student would have to go back to their “home” high school.
The Board of Education is reviewing the policy because of concerns related to overcrowded and underenrolled schools, among other issues.
Parents are already protesting the policy proposal. They worry their children’s social and learning environments would be disturbed if they are forced to go to a different high school with a different cohort of students.