Many parents who have children in the Flour Bluff School District have been concerned after the District announced it would no longer charge transfer students tuition.
Dr. Allison Schaum, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, said allowing approximately 40 transfer students next year will not affect current students in the district. It will, however, bring enrollment back up to the district’s projected levels after recent declines.
The State pays public schools for each student that attends class, but FBISD’s enrollment began to dip, resulting in an almost $1 million loss in revenue for the district. FBISD administration and the school board opted to drop tuition fees in hopes of attracting out-of-district students to Flour Bluff.
“We need those revenues because that’s how we’re able to do projects,” Schaum said. “That’s how we’re able to provide a better education for our students in the district.”
Requirements and application criteria for transfer students will remain the same. Transfer students will also have to provide their own transportation.
If you’re interested in enrolling your child into FBISD, visit their website at http://flourbluffschools.net/