While reassignment often isn't fun for students, some parents may bite the bullet and try to move their kids into a different school a year early.
School administrators are anticipating parents will ask for transfers based on future school reassignments. You can call it a byproduct of using a three-year assignment plan.
For instance, parents whose kids are slated to be reassigned to a school in 2010 may file a transfer request to attend that school in 2009.
You can imagine that scenario happening a lot with all the high schools moved slated for the 2010-11 school year.
Parents may feel it doesn't make sense for a child to start high school this fall and then have to readjust to a new environment the following fall. The way to get around it is to go to that other school now and only have to make one adjustment.
The drawback to requesting a transfer is that it means you'd have to provide your own transportation until your node is officially moved to that school.
It's no guarantee that these requests will be approved.
School administrators say they "will give special consideration to requests for transfers that are made in anticipation of a new assignment in a future year."
But administrators say they have to see if the requested school has space for additional students prior to the year in which assignment changes are scheduled to occur.
"if space is not a problem, staff will normally approve such requests," according to the reassignment plan.