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Interdistrict Transfers

What is an interdistrict transfer?

Interdistrict transfers are for:

  • Students who reside outside of the GUSD boundaries and request to transfer into a GUSD school; or 
  • Students who live in Gilroy and request to transfer to a school outside of GUSD . 

PLEASE NOTE: Requests for incoming transfers for students who are NEW to GUSD (not renewals or current students) and who are not based on the Allen Bill/employment are no longer being accepted for 2019-2020

GUSD wishes to provide enrollment options that meet the diverse needs and interests of students and parents/guardians. The district will attempt to accommodate all requests for school transfers based on program and classroom space availability, and in accordance with law, board policy and administrative regulation.

REQUESTS FOR 2019-20

For transfers out of GUSD

  • Requests for outgoing transfers for the current (2019-2020) school year are accepted throughout the year.

For transfers into GUSD

  • Requests for incoming transfers for students who are NEW to GUSD (not renewals or current students) and who are not based on the Allen Bill/employment are no longer being accepted for 2019-2020
  • Requests based on Allen Bill/employment or for current students who have recently moved are accepted throughout the year. 

Expect and plan for two weeks or more of processing time for COMPLETE packets. 

 

REQUESTS FOR 2020-21

Interdistrict transfer requests for 2020-21 will begin to be accepted:

JAN. 6, 2020 — For transfers out of GUSD

  • Final decisions to begin in mid- to late January.
  • Check with your requested district for deadlines.

FEB. 3, 2020 — For transfers into GUSD

  • Final decisions may not be made until later in the spring. 
  • Final decisions will not be issued for all TK and kindergarten students until the second week of school (in August 2020). 

Expect and plan for two weeks or more of processing time for COMPLETE packets. 

Interdistrict notification

For interdistrict transfer requests received 15 or fewer calendar days before the start of instruction in the school year for which the transfer is sought, GUSD must notify parents of its final decision within 30 calendar days of receiving the request.  

For requests received 16 or more calendar days before the start of the school year for which the transfer is sought, GUSD must notify parents as soon as possible but not later than 14 calendar days after the start of instruction in that school year.

If a request for the current or future year transfer is denied, GUSD must notify parents, in writing, of their right to appeal the denial within 30 calendar days to Santa Clara County Board of Education.

GUSD board policies on interdistrict transfers

Gilroy USD Board Policy

Interdistrict Attendance

BP 5117

Students

The Governing Board recognizes that parents/guardians of students who reside within the geographic boundaries of one district may, for a variety of reasons, desire to enroll their children in a school in another district.

  • (cf. 5111.1 - District Residency)
  • (cf. 5116.1 - Intradistrict Open Enrollment)
  • (cf. 5118 - Open Enrollment Act Transfers)

Interdistrict Attendance Permits

The Board may enter into an agreement with any other school district, for a term not to exceed five school years, for the interdistrict attendance of students who are residents of the districts. (Education Code 46600)

The agreement shall specify the terms and conditions under which interdistrict attendance shall be permitted or denied. It also may contain standards agreed to by both districts for reapplication and/or revocation of the student's permit. (Education Code 46600)

Upon receiving a permit for transfer into the district that has been approved by the student's district of residence, or upon receiving a written request from the parent/guardian of a district student who wishes to enroll in another district, the Superintendent or designee shall review the request and may approve or deny the permit subject to the terms and conditions of the interdistrict attendance agreement.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

  • 41020 Annual district audits
  • 46600-46611 Interdistrict attendance agreements
  • 48204 Residency requirements for school attendance
  • 48300 48317 Student attendance alternatives, school district of choice program
  • 48350-48361 Open Enrollment Act
  • 48900 Grounds for suspension or expulsion; definition of bullying 48915 Expulsion; particular circumstances
  • 48915.1 Expelled individuals: enrollment in another district
  • 48918 Rules governing expulsion procedures
  • 48980 Notice at beginning of term
  • 52317 Regional occupational center/program, enrollment of students, interdistrict attendance

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION Article 1, Section 31 Nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

  • 87 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 132 (2004)
  • 84 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 198 (2001)

COURT DECISIONS

  • Walnut Valley Unified School District v. the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, (2011) 192 Cal.App.4th 234
  • Crawford v. Huntington Beach Union High School District, (2002) 98 Cal.App.4th 1275

Management Resources:

WEBSITES

Policy GILROY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT adopted: February 15, 2018 Gilroy, California

Why GUSD may approve or deny an interdistrict transfer request

The transfer may be withdrawn by either district any time the student’s attendance, achievement or behavior does not meet the reasonable expectations of school officials.

Failure to meet GUSD's established timelines

Failure to adhere to timelines set forth by the Gilroy Unified School District may be deemed an abandonment of the request for an interdistrict transfer.

IMPORTANT

Requests are not considered complete until ALL required documentation has been received. 

You must include pay stubs, child-care verification letters, IEPs or other documentation WITH your request to avoid any delays in processing.