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Student Educational Advantage Transfers

The Lafayette Parish School System offers a Student Educational Advantage Transfer (SEAT) Option.  The transfer program allows economically disadvantaged students (determined by their free or reduced lunch status) to transfer to a school where the percentage of free/reduced lunch students is less than their home zone school and the school performance score is higher than their home zone school. 

Transfers are encouraged within established Cluster Areas.  Students who transfer within their cluster areas will be provided transportation.  Out of cluster transfers may be approved but no transportation will be provided.  Additionally, a school's capacity will be considered when accepting transfer students.  Should multiple requests be made for a school with limited enrollment area, a lottery will be conducted.

Applications are accepted in the Child Welfare and Attendance Office.  Parents should bring their proof of residence (utility bill), a picture ID, and the child's birth certificate to complete the application process.  Applications close the last working day of April each spring for the following school year.  The 2008-2009 school year application period was extended but has now closed.