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Transfer Requests

District Residency BP 5111.1

Students BP 5111.1(a)



Please refer to the CUSD Website where the latest Board Policy is available:

Board policy

Interdistrict Transfer Requests

Due to the high volume of applications received we are not able to provide the status of an application.  Approval and denial notifications will be sent in writing once a decision has been made. 

Per California Education Code 46600.2:

Applications received from April 15 to August 4, 2019, will be notified as soon as possible, but up to 14 calendar days after the new term begins.

Applications received after August 5, 2019, will be notified within 30 days from the date the application was received.


Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available and accepted starting April 15, 2019.  Supporting documentation must be submitted with your application or it will delay the processing. 

Applications can be dropped off in person or mailed to the CUSD District office. 


INTER-District Transfers (Incoming or Outgoing to/from CUSD)

The Inter-District Transfer process applies to those parents who wish their children to attend school in a district other than their district of residence. All Inter-District Transfer requests must be initiated in the district of residence. Inter-District Transfers are valid for one year only and must be renewed annually. An approved Inter-District Transfer must be in effect between the district of residence and the school district of desired attendance before a student can attend the desired school.


The following conditions apply:

  • When a students' residence is changed, the parent or guardian shall notify the school of the change in residence promptly.
  • Transportation, if needed, shall be the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
  • Childcare, if needed, shall be the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
  • Students admitted to CUSD under the Inter-District Transfer process shall be assigned to schools where space is available at the discretion and determination of CUSD administration.
  • All students and schools are subject to all California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) athletic eligibility rules and regulations. Approved transfers should not be understood to mean that any CIF rules or regulations have been waived.
  • A student, parent, or guardian found to have given a false address and/or other pertinent data as a basis for enrollment in any school in the district shall have the transfer revoked. The revocation shall be immediate and notice promptly given to the student and parent/guardian.
  • If an INTER-District transfer request is denied, you have the opportunity to appeal the decision to OCDE within 30 calendar days.
  • The transfer committee will consider transfer requests based on the date the request was submitted and the reasons given for requesting the transfer. If an outgoing transfer request is denied, the parent will receive a denial letter from Student Services.
  • Transfers will be granted based on space availability after all students residing within CUSD are placed. 


CUSD reserves the right to deny transfer requests or release students for the following reasons: adverse impact on ethnic balance; insufficient state aid; lack of documentation concerning employment by the identified district; lack of facilities either district-wide or in a specific attendance area/school; lack of suitable or impacted special education programs; student history of unsatisfactory attendance; behavior, or academic performance.


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