POLICY:"In-County Residence Change:Requests citing these provisions are accepted through the end of the current school year."Move Out" - A student who changes residence within Loudoun County during the school year may, upon request of the parent, or legal guardian, complete that school year in the school in which the student was originally enrolled, provided that the parent, or legal guardian, provides transportation to and from school. A student who is a junior at the time of changing residence may, upon request of the parent , or legal guardian, continue to attend the school to which he or she was enrolled prior to the change of residence, regardless of capacity, until graduation, provided that the parent or legal guardian, provides any necessary transportation to and from school. A special permission renewal request will be required for the student to attend the school their senior year."Move In" - A student whose parent, or legal guardian, is in the process of buying, building, renting or leasing a home in an attendance area other than the one in which they presently reside in Loudoun County may be assigned to the school that the student will attend when the family moves into their new home, provided that the school or elementary grade level is not over-capacity, and only if the lease start date or settlement date of such home will be completed within the school year. Any parent, or legal guardian, that has moved into a new attendance area may have their primary residency verified by school staff to ensure VHSL eligibility for their student. The parent, or legal guardian, must provide transportation to and from school.If a move occurs during the school year - not over the summer months, a Family Relocation Form should be completed on line. For moves into a zone which occur during the school year (after the first day of school), parents may request that their child start at the school where they will be residents by filling out the request online and submitting a copy of the pending lease or future settlement/contract by fax or email (see contact information below).Additionally, a signed copy of a lease, deed, settlement papers, or Housing Determination Form must be provided to the Department of Student Services in order to process your request. Providing documentation to the home school or requested school does not replace the need to submit required documentation to the Department of Student Services.FAX: (571) 252-1242 E-MAIL: SpecialPermission@lcps.org
When submitting a Family Relocation/Move out request:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Please file the request after your move is completed.
Please complete a Change of Address Form for your child's school and submit proof of residency (deed, settlement paper work, current signed lease).
Once the documentation is received, your special permission request will be processed.
AnswerWe moved to another attendance zone after the start of the school year. I would like for my child to continue to attend the same school he attended prior to our move. What can I do?ORWe will move to another attendance zone after the start of the school year, due to building a new home. I would like for my child to begin attending the school where s/he will reside once the home is complete. What can I do?
The parent has the responsibility to notify the home school whenever information regarding residency changes.Since the move occurred or will occur after the start of the school year, School Board Policy 8155 allows parents/guardians to request special permission for their child to finish the current school year at the school where he/she started the school year, provided that the parent submits required documentation and provides daily transportation to and from school. School Board Policy 8155 also allows students to begin attending the school where they will reside before the end of the current school year, provided the school or elementary grade level is not over-capacity and that the parent submits required documentation and provides daily transportation to and from school until they relocate to their new residence.A copy of the lease, deed, settlement papers or a shared housing document verifying the new physical address and the date of the move must be submitted to the Department of Student Services to process the special permission request.Contact Gabrielle.Carpenter@lcps.org for more information.
We moved to another attendance zone last year and my daughter was given special permission to stay and finish her junior year. Can she stay at the same school for her senior year? Each year, a family may apply for a special permission renewal during the request window for the subsequent year. You may submit a renewal request during the April 1 - April 30 window for your rising senior. It may be approved, regardless of capacity at that school