Intradistrict and Interdistrict Transfers


Intradistrict Transfers

Intradistrict Transfer refers to current DJUSD students who would like to transfer to another DJUSD school. Priority for Intradistrict Transfers is as follows:

  1. Students who want to transfer to their neighborhood/boundary school.
  2. Siblings of students currently in attendance at the requested school.
  3. Students whose parent/guardian works for DJUSD.
  4. New requests for transfer to a non-boundary school.

2019-2020 Intradistrict Transfer form.

Intradistrict Transfer requests are approved based upon space availability in the requested grade level at the requested school. Parents/Guardians will be notified by mail no later than June 30 prior to the upcoming school year as to whether the transfer is approved or if their student has been placed on a wait-list due to no space availability.

Questions about Intradistrict transfers should be directed to Patty Smith in the Student Support Services Department at psmith@djusd.net

Interdistrict Transfer
An Interdistrict Transfer refers to students who do not live within DJUSD boundaries but would like to attend a DJUSD school. Parents/Guardians must start the Interdistrict Transfer request (IDT) process at the District Office in their District of Residence. If the District of Residence approves the request, the IDT request is sent by the District of Residence (or the Parent/Guardian can hand deliver it) to the DJUSD Student Support Services Department for consideration of approval.

Timeline
DJUSD will accept Interdistrict Transfer paperwork for the 2019-20 school year beginning March 1, 2019. Please note that the March 1st date does not apply to students currently enrolled in DJUSD. Currently enrolled students who move out of Davis must apply for an Interdistrict Transfer when they move in order to remain enrolled in DJUSD. Transfer requests for currently enrolled students will be approved by DJUSD and are not subject to the requirements in the ‘Availability’ section below.

Interdistrict Transfer requests for NEW non-DJUSD students will be reviewed May 1, 2019- September 1, 2019. Parents will be notified by mail of the final decision no later than September 11, 2019, on whether the transfer is approved or denied to attend a school in DJUSD for the 2019-20 school year.

Availability
Transfer requests for NEW students to the District are approved by DJUSD based upon space availability in the requested grade level. Initial interdistrict transfer requests may be denied because of overcrowding within district schools at the requested grade level and/or the specific choice program, limited district resources, or other considerations that are not arbitrary. Parents/Guardians must keep their child enrolled in their district of residence until DJUSD approves the transfer request.

When an interdistrict transfer for a NEW student is approved by DJUSD, parents must contact the school site directly within two weeks of approval letter date to confirm enrollment and complete registration paperwork. If the Parent/Guardian fails to meet the confirmation/enrollment deadline, the District may consider the interdistrict transfer request cancelled/rescinded.

Interdistrict Transfer for a Student whose Parent/Guardian Works in Davis:
District residency status may be granted to a student if at least one Parent/Guardian is physically employed within district boundaries for a minimum of 10 hours during the school week. The interdistrict transfer may be approved if there is space available in the requested grade level and/or choice program. Once a student establishes residency on this basis, he/she shall not be required to reapply for enrollment in subsequent years. The student may continue to attend school in the district through the highest grade level offered by the district if the Parent/Guardian so chooses and if at least one Parent/Guardian of the student continues to be physically employed in Davis.

A Parent/Guardian of a student approved for a transfer must provide proof of employment which may include, but not limited to, a paycheck stub or letter from his/her employer listing a physical address within district boundaries. Such evidence shall indicate the number of hours or days per school week that the Parent/Guardian is employed at that location.

Interdistrict Transfer for a Student when Parent/Guardian Does Not Work in Davis:
An interdistrict transfer is approved based upon space availability in the requested grade level and/or choice program. Once a student is admitted to a school on an interdistrict transfer he/she shall not be required to reapply for an interdistrict transfer and shall be allowed to continue to attend the school in which he/she is enrolled. However, the interdistrict transfer agreement is valid only for the requested school year and must be renewed with the District of Residence each spring for the upcoming school year.

At any time during the term of enrollment, the District may revoke enrollment for unsatisfactory behavior, academic achievement and attendance throughout the school year. Enrollment may also be revoked if the District discovers the information provided in the transfer Request and Agreement is false.

Appeals
If an initial interdistrict transfer request is denied, the Parent/Guardian may appeal the District’s decision within 30 calendar days from the date of the District’s denial letter.
The District will review the written request to appeal and will notify Parent/Guardian of District’s final decision within 10 calendar days.

Interdistrict Transfer Appeal Process for Student with Parent/Guardian Employment in Davis Status: Parent/Guardian must submit the reasons for the request to appeal in writing to the Director of Student Support Services. Appeals may be sent to emerritt@djusd.net.

Interdistrict Transfer Appeal Process for Students whose Parent/Guardian Does Not Work in Davis:
Parent/Guardian must submit the reasons for the request to appeal in writing to the Director of Student Support Services. Appeals may be sent to emerritt@djusd.net. If the denial is upheld, the Parent/Guardian may appeal to the Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Suite 100, Woodland, CA 95776.

Contact
For questions regarding the interdistrict transfer process or for Davis residents who would like to transfer their child out of Davis to another school district, please contact Erin Grey-Merritt in the Student Support Services Department at emerritt@djusd.net.

The Board of Education recognizes that a key component of successful education is parent engagement, and encourages all families to become involved in district programs and schools. There are many ways to become involved and contribute to the district including, but not limited to, serving on school site councils, PTA, PTO's, donating directly to the school district, or to foundations affiliated with the district.

References
Board Policy 5117 Interdistrict Attendance
Administrative Regulation 5117 Interdistrict Attendance
Board Policy 5111.1 District Residency
Administrative Regulation 5111.1 District Residency