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Interdistrict Transfers

mdusd may deny interdistrict transfers due to declining enrollment

Only one transfer application will be processed per student per academic year.

Families requesting an interdistrict transfer (a transfer between two different districts), FOR THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR ONLY, please email transfers@mdusd.org for the application

Request Period for incoming requests: March 15, 2022 – July 23, 2022

Request period for outgoing requests: MARCH 15, 2022 - AUGUST 2, 2022

Please read below before submitting your application.

Interdistrict Transfer Request to MDUSD

Step 1 - Obtain an interdistrict transfer release from your resident District.

Step 2 - Complete an online MDUSD application. Provide supporting documentation* (if applicable). Documentation  required for request based on Employment, Child Care, IEP, or Section 504. For MDUSD high school requests, provide student's attendance, discipline, and grades from current school.

Step 3 - Wait for your response letter from MDUSD. 

Interdistrict Transfers received for the next academic year will receive notification of district action no later than 14 calendar days after the beginning of the academic year.

 

Interdistrict Transfer Request to Other School District

Step 1 - Complete an online MDUSD application. Provide supporting documentation* (if applicable). Documentation required for request based on Employment or Child Care. 

Step 2 - Wait for your response letter from MDUSD. 

Interdistrict Transfers received for the next academic year will receive notification of district action no later than 14 calendar days after the beginning of the academic year.

*Required Documentation*:

  • Request based on employment - Current payroll stub or letter from your employer on letterhead
  • Request based on child care - Verification of enrollment or statement from child care provider

 

The following schools are NOT accepting Interdistrict Transfer Requests 

Delta View Elementary, Meadow Homes Elementary, Monte Gardens Elementary, Sequoia Elementary, Foothill Middle, Sequoia Middle, College Park High School, Northgate High School

 

Interdistrict Transfer Requests MAY BE permitted when one or more of the conditions exist: 

  1. It is the student's final year of attendance (at the same school)  in an elementary (5th grade), intermediate/middle (8th grade), or high school (12th grade). An interdistrict transfer granted for that final year does not guarantee an interdistrict transfer for the following year.
  2. The parent/guardian of the student provides tangible proof of their imminent move into or out of the District, such as a rent receipt, escrow agreement, or letter from contractor.
  3. The student receives child care in TK – 8th grades within the boundaries of the District. To establish child care, the application must include verification of enrollment in a local child care program or a written statement from a private child care provider. A transfer based on child care needs shall only remain in effect so long as the child remains at  the child care provider within the school's attendance area. Parent/guardian must provide child care documentation annually.
  4. There is a compelling educational reason for transfer based on the safety of student and/or staff. Whether a particular case presents a compelling educational basis for transfer, will be considered on an individual basis and on the merits of that particular case. The requested District is not required to admit a student, but may not refuse admission on the basis of race, sex, parental income, scholastic achievement, or any other arbitrary consideration. The School District of residence or the requested District may prohibit the transfer if that transfer would negatively impact that District's court-ordered or voluntary desegregation plan. The receiving District may prohibit the transfer if it is determined that the additional cost of educating the student would exceed the amount of additional State aid received as a result of the transfer.
  5. Interdistrict transfer requests may be denied if the transfer would negatively impact the District based on an analysis of capacity or financial impact.

Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Outgoing Interdistrict Transfer applications are for families requesting a "release" to a different district. For example: a family living in the attendance area for Westwood Elementary requesting a release to attend a school in the Lafayette School District.

Incoming Interdistrict Transfer applications are for families requesting to attend a school in Mt. Diablo while living in a different district. The student MUST have been released from their district of residence prior to applying to come into Mt. Diablo. For example: a family living in Orinda would like their child to attend Valley View MS and have been released from Orinda School District.

Having trouble using the Online Applications? Please use the PDF fillable applications below. Return by email to: transfers@mdusd.org

Parent/guardian may only apply for one transfer per student during a school year. If parents/guardians applied for an Intradistrict Transfer (a transfer within MDUSD), then a subsequent Interdistrict transfer (a transfer between MDUSD and another school district) will not be accepted.

CONTACT

Student Services Staff

Interdistrict Transfers

(925) 682-8000 X4069

Fax: 925-680-6731

transfers@mdusd.org