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Reassignments and Releases

Attention: The window to request school reassignment for the 2024-2025 school year is February 19-March 22, 2024.


2024-2025 Request for School Reassignment  (Deadline March 22, 2024-5pm)

2024-2025 Request for Release From Craven County

Where to Get a Form

Reassignment and Release Forms are available online, and may be obtained at any Craven County School or from the Craven County Board of Education.  You may also request a mailed copy by calling the Craven County Board of Education at 252 514-6300. 

How to Submit the Form

A completed form for each child must be emailed to or returned to the Craven County Board of Education or mailed to Craven County Schools, Attn: Melody Howell, 3600 Trent Road, New Bern NC 28562. If additional space is needed to fully explain the reason for requesting a reassignment, you may attach additional documents or include them in your email.

*Reassignment and Release Forms may be downloaded to complete or printed to complete by hand. To submit the form you may attach it to an email or take a picture of the completed form and attach it to an email.

How are Reassignments Determined

School reassignments are granted for extreme circumstances.  Many things will be taken into consideration when processing reassignment requests, such as discipline, attendance, tardies, and space at the requested school. Parents must provide their own transportation to and from school if on reassignment. Employees of Craven County Schools are able to have their children reassigned to be at their place of employment or the nearest school.

If a family moves during the school year and wishes for their child to finish the school year at their current school, they may also request reassignment.  

Reassignments for the upcoming school year that are turned in according to the process and by the deadline of March 22, 2024 are evaluated by the Director of Student Support Services. The family will be mailed a letter regarding the decision.  If the request is denied, the family may then file a written appeal to the Superintendent for consideration within 5 business days.  Once the appeal is reviewed by the Superintendent and a determination is made, a letter will be sent to the family.  If the request is denied by the Superintendent, the family may then file an appeal to the Board of Education within 5 business days after receiving the notice of disapproval.  An appeal to the Board of Education will be heard by a panel of 2-3 Board members.  At the Board hearing, the family may present additional information regarding their request.  The panel will make the final decision and the determination letter will be mailed to the family.

Families who move into the Craven County School District after the deadline to request reassignment of March 22nd, 2024, will have 5 days from the date of enrollment to request a school reassignment. Opportunities for appeal will also be given for requests that are denied. 

Families that Reside outside of Craven County (info for the 2023-2024 school year)

Families residing outside of Craven County that wish to attend a Craven County School should complete the 2023-2024 Reassignment Form and pay an out of county tuition fee.  The fee for the 23-24 school year is $2,012.  The tuition fee will be prorated for the time remaining in the school year and must be paid prior to the first day of school for that student.  Full-Time employees of CCS are not required to pay the out of county tuition fee for their children.

Fee for 2023-2024 school year for out of county students - $2,012.

If you have questions, please contact the Director of Student Services at (252) 514-6300 or email Melody Howell at 



Director of Student Services
Dr. Gregory Monroe
p: 252-514-6341
f: 252-514-6376


Administrative Assistant
Melody Howell
p: 252-514-6359