Applying for a District Transfer

A district transfer policy permits patrons a choice of selecting an attendance center outside of their designated area, if that attendance center is open to enrollment.  

Kindergarten through 8th grade

For elementary and middle school students

Due January 7, 2020

9th through 12th grade

For high school students

Due January 31, 2020

The completed form should be taken to the school of enrollment, sent to Student Services, emailed to permits@lps.org or faxed to (402) 436-1686 (Attention: Sue).

Forms mailed to the Student Services department may be sent to:

Student Services, Lincoln Public Schools
P O Box 82889
Lincoln NE 68501

Note: Requests to transfer for the start of the upcoming school year are due in LPS Student Services in January. Permits due January 7, 2019 and Choice forms due January 31, 2019.

Transfer Appeal

Please use the form linked below to explain the reason(s) your student needs to attend the school you have requested. Include and explain any special circumstances or hardship.

Your appeal letter, along with your denied permit request will be forwarded to District Office Administration for review. Once an appeal decision has been made, a notification of the result will be sent by email. A letter will be sent by U.S. mail only if email notification criteria have not been met.

Return form to one of the following:

  • permits@lps.org
  • Fax: (402) 436-1686
  • Department of Student Services, Lincoln Public Schools, 5905 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510