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Interdistrict Transfers

The Interdistrict Transfer (IDT) process is used for students coming in from or going to another district — transferring from one district into or out of Pleasanton.

If your children were attending Pleasanton schools and your family had to move out of Pleasanton, please follow the process outlined below. We will try our best to provide continuity of education for your children during this difficult time. If you become homeless or move in with another family due to hardships, please review additional information regarding the Federal McKinney-Vento Law.

Additional Information About the IDT Process

Priority for student enrollment must go to students of families who reside in Pleasanton. If you reside in a city other than Pleasanton and would like the Director of Student Services to review your application for an Interdistrict Transfer (IDT) Agreement, please follow the steps below. Understand that each application is reviewed in depth, on a case-by-case basis, and approval is subject to space availability.

Interdistrict Transfers will not begin to be processed for the following school year until March 1 of each year. Your completed forms may be submitted through email at studenttransfer@pleasantonusd.net.

If the transfer request is for a school year that begins within 15 calendar days of the receipt of the request, the Superintendent or designee shall notify the parent/guardian of the final decision within 30 calendar days of receiving the request. If the transfer request is for a school year that begins more than 15 calendar days after the receipt of the request, the parent/guardian shall be notified of the final decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the commencement of instruction during that school year.  (Education Code 46600.2)

When applying during the current school year, your IDT agreement forms will be reviewed within 30 days of receiving your documents. Upon review of the information and available space within the District, you will receive a written response with the final decision.

Appeal Process

As stated above, Interdistrict Transfer agreements are carefully reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If your child's application for an Interdistrict Transfer was not approved, it was likely due to our impacted programs and limited space. Our recommendation if your child's IDT was not approved is to enroll your student in your district of residence or apply for an Interdistrict Transfer (IDT) agreement to another school District that may work for your family.

For your reference, our Interdistrict Transfer policies and procedures can be found on our District website under Board Policy (BP) and Administrative Regulation (AR) 5117. If you wish to appeal the IDT decision, you may contact our Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services. Our office phone number is (925) 426-4290. The executive secretary can schedule a phone conference to review the considerations for an appeal.

If the Assistant Superintendent upholds the denial of the Interdistrict Transfer request, a final appeal requests can be made within 30 days of the denial to the Alameda County Office of Education. For additional information about that process, as well as the specific requirements for which an appeal will be considered, please visit their website at www.acoe.org. The appropriate form and handbook are available on their website.

Family Residential Moves

When parents move, they must inform the school within five (5) days. Students whose parents who move within the Pleasanton Unified School District may either remain at the school they have been attending if it is not considered an "impacted school"; or register in the school in their new attendance area. If the former school of residence is considered an "impacted school," a continuing open enrollment form must be completed to determine if the student may remain at the school for the remainder of that academic year. At the end of the academic year, parents must complete an open enrollment form. The definition of an "impacted school" is a school in which enrollment exceeds staff allocation.

For parents who move out of Pleasanton Unified School District, an Interdistrict Transfer is required in order to allow their student to continue in Pleasanton Unified School District. To initiate the transfer, the parent needs to contact their new district of residence. Approval of Interdistrict Transfers is based on space availability and is not guaranteed. If your request is not approved, you would need to enroll your student in the district that you reside.

See Interdistrict Attendance BP 5117