FAQs for Residency-Transfers

Poway Unified School District FAQ's about Residency and Transfers

15250 Avenue of Science
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 521-2840

You may apply for an Intradistrict Transfer Request for the 2017-2018 School Year on February 1, 2017.
  
There will be a link to the 2017-2018 Electronic Intradistrict Transfer Form under the Student Transfer Requests column to the left.

 

FAQs on Residency and Transfer Requests

How do I find out which school is my school of residence or “home school”?  
Please visit our home page or click here to be redirected to an interactive school site locator.  
We have recently moved.  What do I need to do?  
  • Notify your student’s school office staff of the change in address and bring in two new proofs of residency.
  • If you wish to remain at your current school and you have moved out of your current schools boundaries, you may need to apply for either an Intradistrict or Interdistrict Transfer.
  • If you wish for your student(s) to attend their new school of residence, please contact the new school to enroll.
 

Intradistrict Transfer Request
                  Transfers to schools within PUSD only                 (For PUSD residents only) 

 
How do I transfer from my school of residence within PUSD to another school in PUSD?  
Please complete and Intradistrict Transfer form for the proper school year.  You may submit your transfer electronically by clicking on the form  NEW FORM 2017-18 Intradistrict Transfer Request or 2016-17 Intradistrict Transfer Request or you may download a hard copy form click here for form and submit your application by mailing it to the Student Attendance and Discipline Office located at 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA, 92128.  Forms completed at the school sites will be forwarded to the Student Attendance and Discipline Office via inter-office mail. We will be accepting transfer requests beginning February 1st to April 1st for priority placement.  Students requesting an Intradistrict Transfer must be enrolled for the subsequent school year at the school of residence prior to transfer approval.
  • First priority consideration given to applications received between February 1st and April 1st.
  • Second priority consideration given to applications received between April 1st and June 1st.
  • All transfers received after June 1st may be held for review until after the school year begins.
 
When will I know if my request for an Intradistrict transfer has been approved?  

Middle School and High School Transfers:

  • Applications received between February 1st and April 1st, results are mailed by June 1st.
  • Applications received between April 2nd and June 1st, results are mailed by June 30th.
  • Applications received after June 1st may be held until after the school year begins.

Elementary School Transfers:
PUSD would like to give every opportunity for new students enrolling with PUSD to have a seat available at the school of residence.  Since class sizes are limited at the elementary level, this does mean that we must hold transfer requests allowing ample time for enrollment.  Please be guided by the following:

  • Applications meeting Board compelling reasons (see Board Policy 5.2.1) received between February 1st and June 1st may be notified by August 1st.
  • All other transfer requests and those requests received after June 1st, may be held until just prior to the new school year beginning.
 
If I am applying for an Intradistrict Transfer for my student, do I need to enroll him/her at his/her school of residence?  

Yes, students requesting a transfer must be enrolled in their school of residence prior to consideration. 
Students that are currently enrolled in PUSD but are moving from elementary to middle school or middle to high school, must select classes at their school of residence pending the results of the transfer request. 

Those students wishing to try-out for clubs, band, cheerleading, dance or other teams, may do so at their school of residence pending the results of the transfer request.
 
  If my student is currently on an Intradistrict (within PUSD) or Interdistrict (from outside PUSD) Transfer, will his/her siblings automatically go to the transfer school as well?  
The sibling will need to apply for a transfer as well.  Priority is given to keep siblings together, however, it is not guaranteed.  
If my student is currently on an Intradistrict Transfer and they are moving to the next level (elementary to middle school or middle to high school), do they automatically move to the next school with their classmates?  
No, the student must apply for a transfer to attend any school other than their school of residence. Transfers will be considered based on space availability, PUSD transfer policy, and related procedures.   
If my Intradistrict Transfer is approved, can I get bus transportation for my student to the transfer school?  
Transportation is not available to students on an approved transfer.
 
 
My transfer request was declined.  Am I able to appeal that decision and what are the steps to submit an appeal?  
Transfer requests are approved on a space available basis.  If your transfer request was declined, you may submit an     appeal electronically by accessing the Intradistrict Transfer Appeal Form link or, you may submit a request for appeal in writing by printing the Intradistrict Transfer Appeal Form  and forwarding it to the Attendance and Discipline Department at the PUSD District Office.  

Interdistrict Transfer Request
(Transfers into PUSD from outside of PUSD or out of PUSD)

 

What if I would like my student(s) to attend a district other than my district of residence?

 

The procedure for requesting an Interdistrict Attendance Permit is as follows:

  1. Parent obtains Application for Interdistrict Attendance Permit (SDCOE for 341) from district of residence. Click here for form | Spanish
  2. Complete all sections of Part A of Parent’s Request for Interdistrict Attendance Permit (SDCOE Form 341) and fill in the reason for request in the space provided. Sign request.
  3. Obtain approval of the authorized school district administrator of the district of residence.
  4. Take the request form to the administrator of the school district of desired attendance.
  5. Parent/guardian will be notified by mail of the final decision of the Interdistrict transfer request from the Office of Student Attendance and Discipline.
  6. If the request for transfer is employment related, verification of employment is needed.
  7. If the request for transfer is childcare related, verification of childcare is needed.  
  8. The request will not be approved if the additional cost to educate the student exceeds the amount of state aid received as a result of the transfer.
  9. Students moving from one school level to another (elementary to middle school or middle to high school) will need to reapply for an Interdistrict transfer to continue to the next level.
 

What are the justifiable reasons I may request a transfer from my district of residence to another district?

 
  1. When childcare needs of the student are met by a parent/guardian or relative living within the district of desired attendance.
  2. When special mental or physical health needs, as certified by a physician, school psychologist, or other appropriate school personnel, can be met in the district of desired attendance.
  3. When the student has sibling(s) attending school in the district of desired attendance.
  4. When the parents of a resident student move out of the District and the student has been in the District for more than a year.
  5. When a student who currently has an Interdistrict transfer desires to move to the next level, i.e., grade 5 to 6 or grade 8 to 9 and wishes to maintain educational continuity.
  6. When the parent/guardian provides written evidence that the family will be moving to the receiving district within the immediate future.  Such permit should not be issued for more than three months.
  7. When the parent/guardian of a student in grades K-8 is employed within the boundaries of the district of desired attendance.
Note:  School assignment will be at the discretion of the receiving district and contingent upon space availability.
 

When will I know if my request for transfer has been approved?

 

Timeframe for District Response

  • The districts involved will notify the parent/guardian by mail of their decision within the timeframes specified herein.
  • Education Code 46601 provides the following timeframes for notification:
  • For requests submitted during the regular school year, districts shall respond within 30 days of submitting the request.
  • For requests submitted for admission in the subsequent school year up to 30 days prior to the start of the subsequent regular school year, districts shall respond within 14 calendar days of the start of the subsequent school year.
  • While your application is pending, the pupil must attend school in the district of residence, a charter school, a private school, or other option complying with California compulsory education requirement.

Approvals

  1. A permit for Interdistrict attendance is valid only while conditions stated on the permit are maintained, and the permit may be revoked by the granting district for failure to comply with conditions (e.g. attendance, citizenship, scholarship).  Permits may be issued to allow transfer to another district for a limited period of time.
  2. Should the student’s residence change from one district to another, you will need to apply to your new district of residence to remain in the district of desired attendance.
  3. Transfers for grades 9 – 12 may result in the student being ineligible to play CIF sports for a period of time.  Eligibility determinations are subject to the rules of the San Diego Section of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF-SDS) and its member conferences and leagues.  If you should have any questions regarding eligibility, the phone number for CIF-SDS is (619) 292-8165.
 

When do I apply for an Interdistrict Transfer Permit Request from PUSD to another district?

 

We will begin accepting transfers for the subsequent school year beginning February 1st.  Please visit our office located at 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA, 92128 and we will assist you with your transfer request.

 

Do I need to submit an Interdistrict Transfer each school year?

 

  • A permit for Interdistrict attendance is valid only while conditions stated on the permit are maintained, and the permit may be revoked by the granting district for failure to comply with conditions (e.g. attendance, citizenship, scholarship). 
  • Permits may be issued to allow transfer to another district for a limited period of time.
  • Should the student’s residence change from one district to another, you will need to apply to your new district of residence to remain in the district of desired attendance.
  • When a student who currently has an Interdistrict transfer desires to move to the next level, i.e., grade 5 to 6 or grade 8 to 9 and wishes to maintain educational continuity within the district of desired attendance.
 
   
You must enroll in your school of residence before a transfer request will be considered.

Student Transfer Requests

Declined Intradistrict Transfer Appeal Form

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