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Loudoun County

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Department of Pupil Services - Special Permission Requests  PHONE: (571) 252-1200   FAX: (571) 252-1242
Special Permission is closed for the 2015-16 school year.  Please contact the office or with any questions.  The request window will re-open for schools with sufficient capacity to Loudoun County Public Schools families April 1, 2016. The Online Application will open at 9:00 a.m.*  See the chart below for different circumstances where special permission may be necessary:

Special Permission Reason


Time Frame to Apply

Employee Special Permission

Parent or guardian works at a Loudoun County Public school and would like to have their child attend their school.  The parent will provide transportation to and from school.  There must be sufficient capacity.

March 1-August 15 (Note, only parents who work at a school where they wish to bring their student(s) may apply starting March 1, otherwise, the parent should apply beginning April 1)

Special Permission

Parent or guardian would like their child to attend a school with available space outside of the school boundary which serves their current Loudoun residence. The parent will provide transportation to and from school. There must be sufficient capacity.

April 1-August 15

Family Relocation (Move-In)

Parent or guardian is currently residing in Loudoun County, but is building, buying, or will rent a home where the student will reside during the school year in Loudoun County, and would like their child to start at the school which serves their future residence.  There must be sufficient capacity in the requested grade for elementary-age students.

Year Round*

Family Relocation (Move-Out)

Parent or guardian moves out of the school zone (still within Loudoun County) where their student started the school year and would like their child to finish the school year at the same school.  The parent will provide transportation to and from that school.

ONLY during the current school year until June 1*

 *Please contact our office if you have questions, or refer to the links on the left side of this page for information regarding the Family Relocation provision and other important information (for move-outs and move-ins within Loudoun County that occur during the school year).
  **If you move during the 2015-2016 school year, and wish for your student(s) to remain at their current school; you must complete a Family Relocation Form for each student, and provide a Change of Address Form and Proof of Residency Document (Deed, Settlement Paper Work or Lease) to our office and to the school.  Click on the link which states "Family Relocation AFTER the Start of the School Year" on the left side for more information and forms! **

If your student is served through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), please contact the Office of Special Education at (571) 252-1011 if you would like to discuss your student's placement at a school other than the one which serves your current residence.

On January 28, 2016, the Loudoun County School Board adopted revisions to Policy §8-20, School Assignment, which went into effect immediately, replacing previous versions of the policy. Final versions of this policy can be found on the School Board webpage, under "Students", §8-20 School Assignment:  
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