District Transfer Information

Students generally attend the neighborhood school in the school district where their parents live, however parents/guardians may request a transfer to a different school or consider other attendance options. All school districts in Sonoma County have adopted local policy and criteria for accepting or denying transfers.

There are two types of transfers: “INTRAdistrict,” which is a transfer to another school within the home district, and “INTERdistrict,” which is to a school in another district. Each district sets its own policy and regulations regarding transfers, so it is important to check with your local district for specific requirements. There is no guarantee that a request for a transfer will be granted.

This page is meant to provide general information about attendance options. Please refer to our Side Navigation Menu for more detailed information about specific application forms, guidelines, deadlines, etc.

Intradistrict Transfers

The law allows parents to apply to enroll their children in any school in their local district. Each district establishes school attendance boundaries, sets school enrollment limits, and determines how many openings are available for transfer students. If there are more requests than there are openings, the district must use a random, unbiased selection process for granting transfer requests. Children who live in the school’s attendance area have first priority and cannot be displaced by transfer students. The district is not obligated to grant a transfer, and there is no statutory right to appeal if a transfer is denied. Parents are responsible for providing transportation for students on Intradistrict Transfers.

Click Here for CRPUSD’s Intradistrict guidelines

Interdistrict Transfers

The law also allows a school district to enter into an agreement with one or more other districts to allow for Interdistrict Transfers between those districts. The districts may specify the terms and conditions for allowing transfers. Parents can request a particular school, but the district makes the final determination. If either district denies a transfer request, that decision may be appealed to the Sonoma County Board of Education. Again, parents are responsible to provide transportation for a student on an Interdistrict Transfer.

Click Here for CRPUSD’s Interdistrict guidelines



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