students walking between two buildings to symbolize inter-district transfer.
  • Although students TK-12 generally must attend school in the district where they reside, there are some reasons for inter-district transfers.  Upon request, we may accept students from another district or allow students within the district to attend out-of-district schools. (Board Policy 5117).

    Deadline for applications is APRIL 1st.

    Entering or LEAVING Antioch Unified School District:

    Inter-district transfers may be granted for the following reasons:

    • To complete a school year at your current school, when you have moved during the school year.
    • To allow students to remain with a class graduating that year from 5th, 8th, or 11th-12th.
    • The student has been determined by staff  (either the district of residence or the district of proposed attendance) to be a victim of bullying as defined in Education Code 48900.
      • Provide letter of determination from school administrator.
    • There is a valid interest in a particular educational program not offered in the district of residence.
      • Program outline is required.
    • Moving into a district in the immediate future.
      • This must be accompanied by one of the following:
        • Final escrow papers.
        • Lease agreement with receipt from leasing agency.
        • Utility bill.
        • Official placement document if the student is a a foster youth.
        • Court-ordered placement.
    • The student has a sibling attending school in the receiving district to avoid splitting a family's attendance.
      • Provide current report card for sibling(s).
    • Childcare
      • This must be accompanied by a written statement from your daycare provider that includes their name, address, and phone number along with a specific description of the services provided for your student(s).

    Inter-District Process:

    Submit forms (found below) before the deadline set by the district (April 1st).  Be sure to include all documentation. Incomplete forms will be returned.

    1. Wait for approval or denial of an inter-district agreement.
      • Inter-District transfers will NOT be granted for attendance at Live Oak High School, Bidwell High School, Prospects, Bridges, or Opportunity classes.
      • The district will not provide transportation beyond a school attendance area.  
    2. If denied, the permit can be appealed to the County Board of Education within 30 days of the denial letter. 
      • Students who are under consideration for expulsion or who have been expelled may not appeal inter-district attendance denials or decisions while expulsion proceedings are pending or during the term of the expulsion (Education Code 46601).
      • Within 30 days of a request for inter-district transfer permit, the superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians of a student who is denied inter-district attendance regarding the process for appeal to the County Board of Education as specified in Education Code 46601.

      • Pending a decision on an appeal to the County Board, the Superintendent or designee may provisionally admit a student who resides in another district for a period not to exceed two months.

    3. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of inter-district transfers that can be accepted, applicants are selected by a random drawing.
    4. Final acceptance or rejection of applications shall be made preceding the school year for which the student may be transferred.
    5. If approved,the inter-district agreement must be renewed annually.
      • The receiving district reserves the right to revoke this agreement for any student whose behavior, attendance, and/or achievement fails to meet the standards of the school district of attendance.
  • Reasons for Denial of Transfer Requests

    The superintendent or designee can deny initial requests for inter-district attendance INTO the district for the following:

    • Limited District Resources.
    • Overcrowding of school facilities at a relevant grade level.
    • Other considerations that are not arbitrary.

    The superintendent or designee can deny initial requests for inter-district attendance OUT OF the district for the following:

    • Percentage of daily attendance specified in Education Code 48307.
    • Fiscal years when the district has received a negative budget certification.
    • If the Board determines that the transfer would negatively impact a court-ordered or voluntary desegregation plan of the district.