Families are encouraged to discuss the need for a change in schools with the school leader at their child’s school. In some cases, the family and assigned school may be able to accommodate the parent to relieve the hardship. The Department of Student Services may ask for additional information and reserves the right to approve or deny a request. Hardship Transfers should not complete a complaint form, unless the staff determines this is not a hardship and instead a complaint.
Students currently enrolled in Milwaukee Public Schools whose assigned school presents a documented hardship concern may request a transfer from that school. Every request for transfer is considered on its own merit, and determined on a case by case basis.
For school related concerns, please contact the school leader.
If the distance between your child’s school and your place of employment or your childcare location creates a hardship, you may request a childcare transfer. You must provide supporting documentation from your employer and/or childcare provider verifying the childcare hardship.
If transportation has become an issue due to a change in circumstances, you may request a hardship transfer. Parents who have had a change in employment, have loss of personal transportation, or have moved too far away to transport any longer may request this. The Department of Student Services will work with you to identify a transfer option.
If your child has a severe medical issue that can be addressed by a change in school, you may submit a medical transfer request. You must provide documentation signed by a doctor on the medical provider’s letterhead stating the medical condition and the reason why the transfer is recommended.