For School Year 2020-21
If you live inside the CJUSD attendance boundaries and wish to transfer into a school within another district, you must obtain the application from our office. We will begin accepting outgoing Interdistrict Transfer Applications for the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, January 6, 2020. The district will begin the review process of those applications the week of February 3, 2020.
If you live outside the CJUSD attendance boundaries and wish to transfer into one of our schools, you must obtain an approved application from the resident school district. We will begin reviewing incoming Interdistrict Transfer Applications for the 2020-2021 school year in February 2020. The district will begin reviewing those applications for all schools, but Dudley Elementary and Wilson C. Riles Middle School, in February; Dudley Elementary and Wilson C. Riles Middle School applications will be reviewed after final grades are posted.
Timelines: Failure of the parent to meet any timelines established by the school district shall be deemed an abandonment of the request. As defined in Section 46600.1 the district shall notify the parent submitting a current year request of its final decision within 30 calendar days from the date the request was received, and notify a parent submitting a future year request of its final decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the commencement of instruction in the school year for which interdistrict transfer is sought.
Length of ITP: An interdistrict transfer permit (ITP) may be approved by the receiving district for a length not to exceed five school years. Enrollment through an ITP is subject to continued enrollment. If the pupil disenrolls after the ITP has been granted or moves out of the district of residence into another district, the parent/pupil must reapply for a new ITP.
Reapplication Requirements. A pupil with an ITP must reapply for a new ITP before being promoted to middle or high school or before transitioning from one school to another in the district. A pupil with an ITP to attend an alternative school in the district must reapply annually. In deciding whether to grant a subsequent ITP, in addition to the factors listed in the both Term and Conditions listed below, the district may require the pupil to have met the following standards: 95% attendance rate; 2.0 GPA or satisfactory marks in TK-6; and a satisfactory discipline record (including no discipline issues for which the ITP could be revoked: see Terms for Revocation of an ITP).
Documentation to be submitted:
- current student Report Card (TK-8) or Transcript (9-12)
- discipline report
- attendance report
- written documentation to justify the reason(s) for the transfer
- written documentation proving enrollment in a special program (ie. GATE, 504 EL, etc)
- current IEP
Terms and Conditions for Permitting a Transfer. The Governing Board or designee may approve an ITP for a student under this Agreement based upon any of the following reasons:
- Student is enrolled or accepted in a program not available in the district of residence;
- To meet the student’s special mental, physical, educational, health, or safety needs as certified by a physician, school psychologist or other appropriate school, medical, or law enforcement personnel;
- As set forth in Education Code section 46600(b), when school personnel have determined that pupil has been the victim of bullying;
- When recommended by the School Attendance Review Board, county child welfare, probation or a social service agency in documented cases of serious home or community issues that make it inadvisable for the student to attend in the district of residence;
- When a student has siblings concurrently attending the same requested school;
- When parent(s)/guardian(s) provide sufficient written evidence, as required by the district that the family will be moving to a new district within 60 days and would like the student to start the year in the new district;
- To allow a student to remain in their current school within two years of graduation or promotion from that school;
- The pupil’s desire to remain in his/her school of current attendance for the balance of the semester or school year despite his/her parent’s or guardian’s change of address;
- To address the childcare needs of the student in grades TK-8;
- Parent/guardian’s employment is inside the requested district. (Ed. Code, § 48204.) (This is a residency determination and may not be appealed).
When there are special circumstances for compelling educational or personal reasons beyond those stated above, the request will be referred to the Governing Board or Designee for a final decision.
Terms or Conditions for Denying a Transfer. The Governing Board or designee of the school district may deny an ITP for a student under this Agreement based upon any of the following reasons:
- If school facilities are overcrowded at the relevant grade level;
- If district resources are limited;
- If district determines that pupil grades, attendance, or behavior are unsatisfactory for district program; or
- Any other consideration so long as it is not arbitrary.
Notice of Denial of Transfer. Written notice of the denial of an ITP shall be provided by the district denying the request. Written notice of the denial of an ITP shall, in all instances, advise the parent/guardian of the student whose ITP has been denied of all information required by Education Code section 46601.
- The appellant may appeal, in writing, the denial of the transfer request to the District Superintendent within ten (10) days of receipt of the denial.
- If the appellant is not satisfied with the response of the Superintendent he/she may submit an appeal, in writing, to the District Board of Trustees within ten (10) days of receipt of denied appeal.
- If the appellant is not satisfied with the decision of the Board of Trustees he/she may submit an appeal to the County Board of Education having jurisdiction over the district denying the transfer request.
- The appeal must be filed within thirty (30) days if good cause for the denial of the transfer request by the District Board of Trustees.
- Failure to appeal within the thirty (30) days is good cause for the denial of the appeal by the County Board of Education.
- County Board of Education shall require that all appeal steps be exhausted at the District level before submitting appeal to the County Board of Education.
Transportation. Unless otherwise agreed to or provided for by law, a student attending a school other than his/her district of residence under this Agreement is not entitled to and shall not receive home to school transportation from either his/her district of residence or district of attendance.
Costs of Transfer Students. Unless otherwise specifically provided for by law, the costs associated with the education provided to and services rendered for transfer students under this Agreement shall not be the responsibility of the district of residence.
Terms for Revocation of an ITP. Except as otherwise limited herein, the Parties agree that an ITP may be revoked before the conclusion of the school year based upon the grounds listed below. Revocation of an ITP may not be appealed to the County Board.
- If a student does not maintain a 95% attendance rate and/or a SART or SARB has been held.
- If a student does not maintain a 2.0 GPA in grades 7-10 or satisfactory marks in TK-6;
- If a student has any suspendable offenses and/or the pupil has a behavior support plan;
- If a student is recommended for expulsion; or
- If determined that information provided to support an ITP application is inaccurate, invalid, falsified, or no longer applies.
However, once an ITP has been approved, the enrolling district may not revoke a student’s existing ITP because of overcrowded facilities.
All transfer requests can be submitted in person to the Superintendent's Office or mailed to:
Center Joint Unified School District
Attn: Interdistrict Transfers
8408 Watt Avenue