Inter-District Transfers

Inter-District transfers are transferring from one district into a another district.

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).

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.

  • 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.  

  • If deniedthe 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.

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of inter-district transfers that can be accepted, applicants are selected by a random drawing.

Final acceptance or rejection of applications shall be made preceding the school year for which the student may be transferred.

  • 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.