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District Transfers

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INTRADISTRICT TRANSFERS (Transfer to a School Within the District of Residence)

  • A completed Intradistrict Form must be submitted for each child living in the Empire Union School District who would like to attend another school within the district.  Forms are available at the school site or at the link below.  Open enrollment begins the first Monday in February and completed forms must be returned by April 15th to the school of residence. 
  • In cases where there are more requests to attend a school than there are openings, the selection process is “random and unbiased” through a lottery process.  The Superintendent or designee shall determine the capacity of each District school
  • Transportation is not provided for a student who transfers to another school in the district under these provisions.
  • If a transfer request is denied, a parent/guardian does not have an automatic right to appeal the decision. 
  • Approval will be contingent on space availability.

           Intradistrict Form (Fill-in) English

           Intradistrict Form (Fill-in) Spanish

INTERDISTRICT TRANSFERS (Transfer to a District Outside of the District of Residence)

  • Education Code 46600 allows two or more districts to enter into an agreement for the transfer of students.  Requests for an Interdistrict Transfer must be initiated at the District of Residence.
  • Interdistrict agreements are subject to annual review.  Empire Union School District reserves the right to enroll students in the school or program where space is available.  Interdistrict agreements may be revoked at any time that a pupil does not maintain acceptable standards of attendance, behavior, and/or if the pupil fails to maintain acceptable levels of academic achievement.  Approval will also be contingent upon space availability.
  • If either district denies a transfer request, a parent/guardian may appeal the decision.  Students who are under consideration for expulsion or who have been expelled may not appeal Interdistrict denials or decisions while expulsion proceedings are pending, or during the term of the expulsion.
  • Transportation will not be provided for a student who transfers into the district on an Interdistrict Agreement.


           Interdistrict Form (Fill-in) English

           Interdistrict Form (Fill-in) Spanish

AB 1114

Implemented in 1994, Assembly Bill 1114 (AB 1114) provided an additional opportunity for parents to transfer children within the school district.  This legislation requires every public school district in California to establish a policy of open enrollment within the district, subject to limitations.

These limitations include: a) transfers into each school cannot exceed the number of vacancies; and b) students who reside in the attendance area of the school (or who attend on intradistrict or interdistrict permits) cannot be displaced by other students transferring into the school.  No reason must be given and selection must be random if requests exceed the available vacancies.  

AB 1114 transfers are permanent and do not permit return to the neighborhood school except on a space available basis through the intradistrict process.  In accordance with Board Policy #5116.1 parents are responsible for transportation.

The open enrollment period for AB 1114 transfers is the first Monday in February through April 15th.

AB 1114 Form (Fill-in) English

AB 1114 Form (Fill-in) Spanish