Court orders in the school district’s desegregation litigation prohibit St. Mary Parish Public Schools from approving transfers that do not have a cumulative effect of reducing segregation in our schools. Therefore, absent an approved limited exception, the only option available for student transfer requests must meet Majority to Minority (M-to-M) guidelines and must be submitted within the open transfer window. St. Mary Parish Public Schools will consider limited exceptions involving an extraordinary hardship. As explained on the district’s transfer request form, the parent or legal guardian must provide supporting documentation, and the basis for the extraordinary hardship must be verified, approved, and documented. The window for all transfer requests for the 23-24 school year is closed. The deadline to submit was July 1, 2023.
As a result of desegregation litigation, transfer procedures will be dictated by long-standing court orders. Therefore, the only option available for student transfer requests must meet Majority to Minority (M-to-M) guidelines and must be submitted within the open transfer window.
Please pose any questions for clarification to Dr. Rachael Sanders, Assistant Superintendent at (337) 836-9661.
Completed forms with the signature of a parent or legal guardian can be submitted in several ways:
- Scanned to email (email@example.com). Suggested Subject Line: Student Transfer Request
- Faxed (337-836-4779) to the attention of Mr. Kenneth Holmes, Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance
- Submitted by regular mail to Mr. Kenneth Holmes, Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance, P. O. Box 170, Centerville, LA 70522-0170
The deadline for submission is July 1, 2023.
Forms for 2023-24 will be available beginning June 1, 2023.