Presentation Title

The Effect and Efficiency of School Transfers

Location

Guzman 113, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-17-2019 4:20 PM

Department

Education

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jennifer Lucko, PhD and Katherine Lewis, PhD

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

This qualitative research study analyzes how transfer policies have shaped the school community at School A and seeks to understand if and how school transfers and the resources available is an equitable process for all families in the district. Data was collected through in-person interviews with parents of School A who have applied for school transfers, as well as with teachers and the principal of School A. Data was also collected through digital surveys shared with all staff members at School A. All data was coded and separated into four themes: stakeholders are aware of inequities between schools in the district, sense of community within School A, the differences between School A and others, as well as understanding of school transfer policies is dependent on positionality. In conclusion, the transfer policies of School District A should be reviewed and considered for revision. There were noticeable differences among understanding and utilizing of school transfers of parents from different socio-economic backgrounds. The findings from the research show that interdistrict and intradistrict transfers for School District A benefit those of a higher socio-economic status, creating a divide between race, academic opportunities, and socio-economic status of students and families within the school community. Given the information above, stakeholders involved in this study propose that School District A’s transfer policies should be considered for further review and possible revision to create more equitable campuses throughout School District A.

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The Effect and Efficiency of School Transfers

Guzman 113, Dominican University of California

This qualitative research study analyzes how transfer policies have shaped the school community at School A and seeks to understand if and how school transfers and the resources available is an equitable process for all families in the district. Data was collected through in-person interviews with parents of School A who have applied for school transfers, as well as with teachers and the principal of School A. Data was also collected through digital surveys shared with all staff members at School A. All data was coded and separated into four themes: stakeholders are aware of inequities between schools in the district, sense of community within School A, the differences between School A and others, as well as understanding of school transfer policies is dependent on positionality. In conclusion, the transfer policies of School District A should be reviewed and considered for revision. There were noticeable differences among understanding and utilizing of school transfers of parents from different socio-economic backgrounds. The findings from the research show that interdistrict and intradistrict transfers for School District A benefit those of a higher socio-economic status, creating a divide between race, academic opportunities, and socio-economic status of students and families within the school community. Given the information above, stakeholders involved in this study propose that School District A’s transfer policies should be considered for further review and possible revision to create more equitable campuses throughout School District A.