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New Bozeman high school could prompt transfer requests from students

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Bozeman School District will allow Bozeman High School students to request a transfer once the boundary lines are determined for the district’s second high school, due to open in the fall of 2020.

In the next couple of weeks, the Bozeman School Board will determine the boundaries of the new high school, which will determine what school Bozeman students will go to. Students will have to attend these assigned schools unless they put in a transfer request with the School District.

Superintendent of Bozeman Schools Rob Watson said there could be a number of reasons a student might request a transfer, including safety, legal issues, academics, and health concerns.

“I think the one we are going to see the most of is the sibling exception,” said Watson. “So if I had an older sister or brother at the school and was supposed to go to the other one, I could request to stay at that school with my sibling, which is something that we try to do. We try to honor that request at the other grade levels.”

The transfer request form is similar to the district’s current elementary transfer form and will have to be turned in to the school by October 11, 2019 to be considered for the Fall 2020 opening of the second high school.

Mederios Babb

Mederios Babb

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