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Special Considerations

Except as outlined below, Georgetown ISD schools are closed to out-of-district transfer requests, and students living in GISD are required to attend the school zoned for their residence address. 


  • Students applying for a sibling transfer if a sibling meets the special exceptions listed below.  

  • Students choosing to remain at their current campus if they have three consecutive years of enrollment at that campus and their zoned campus is in the same feeder pattern;  

  • Students choosing to remain at the current campus if they are a returning 5th grader, 8th grader,

  • Students choosing to remain at their current campus if they are 10th, 11th, or 12th graders (see the Stay Put transfer requirements for more information).

  • Students who move to a different GISD attendance zone during the school year and wish to complete the school year at their current school.


A special consideration transfer request can be denied for any of the following reasons:

  • The reason for the request is due to the district’s rezoning of the student’s current residence to a different school.

  • This application or any of the requested materials are incomplete or missing.

  • The reason for the transfer does not meet one of the preceding special considerations:

    • Lack of available space and/or staffing at the school to which the student requests a transfer;

    • The sending or receiving principal or the Director of Operations disagrees with the transfer;

    • The parent/guardian cannot furnish transportation;

    • The transfer is to avoid a discipline situation, academic difficulty, or attendance concern;

    • False information is provided on the transfer request.


Parents may appeal the decision to deny a transfer through the GISD grievance process, FNG (LOCAL).

For further information, please contact the district at 512-943-5000, ext. 6096.