This process is for parents that wish to send their child to a different school district (city) other than where they reside. For example, if you live in Dinuba, but want your child to attend school in Cutler Orosi, Monson Sultana, or Reedley.
You will start the process with the district where you reside. If you live in Dinuba, you can obtain the application form from the Dinuba Unified School District Office, located at 1327 E. El Monte Way. It should also be turned in at the District Office.
We will begin accepting applications after January 1st for the following school year. We encourage you to apply early.
Please note that the transfer must be approved by both school districts (residence and district requested).
Parent Employment in the district requested (must provide proof of employment within the boundaries of the district you are requesting, such as a recent paystub)
To meet the child care needs of the student, only as long as the student's child care provider remains within district boundaries. (must provide letter from the child care provider and proof of the child care is within the boundary of the district requested, such as a utility bill with the address and name of child care provider)
To meet the student's special mental or physical health needs as certified by a physician, school psychologist, or other appropriate school personnel
When the student has a sibling attending school in the receiving district, to avoid splitting the family's attendance
To allow the student to complete a school year when the student's parents/guardians have moved out of the district during that year
To allow the student to remain with a class graduating that year from an elementary, middle, or senior high school
To allow a high school senior to attend the same school attended as a junior, even if the student's family moved out of the district during the junior year
When the parent/guardian provides written evidence that the family will be moving into the district in the immediate future and would like the student to start the school year in the district
When the student will be living out of the district for one year or less
When recommended by the school attendance review board or by county child welfare, probation, or social service agency staff in documented cases of serious home or community problems which make it inadvisable for the student to attend the school of residence
When there is valid interest in a particular educational program not offered in the district of residence
To provide a change in school environment for reasons of personal and social adjustment. (This may require a meeting with an administrator to discuss your circumstances, or a letter from a doctor or therapist)
a. For an interdistrict transfer request received by the district 15 or fewer calendar days before the commencement of instruction in the school year for which the transfer is sought, the district will notify the parent/guardian of its final decision within 30 calendar days from the date the request was received.
b. For an interdistrict transfer request received by the district more than 15 days before the commencement of instruction in the school year for which the interdistrict transfer is sought, the district will notify the parent/guardian 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 transfer is sought.
c. Failure of a parent / guardian to meet any timelines established by the district shall be deemed an abandonment of the request.