Intradistrict Transfer Guidelines

  • “Intradistrict transfers” (BP 5116.1) are defined as students who request a transfer from their home school to another school within the district. If approved, Intradistrict transfers are permanent; no annual renewal is required. A return to the home school would only be allowed if space is available at the grade level.

    • Students requesting an Intra-District transfer must request an application from their school of residence.
    • TK-6 requests shall be received by the school of residence on or before March 1.
    • 9-12 requests shall be received by the school of residence on or before February 1.
    • Placement rank will be determined by priority level and unbiased lottery results.
    • Late requests will be ranked ordered based on date received.
    • Requests for intradistrict transfers are considered if space is available at the requested school.

    Note: Students who are approved for an intradistrict transfer must maintain a 2.5 GPA, 95% attendance rate, and receive no suspensions. These conditions will be monitored quarterly. If any of these are not met, students will be returned to their school of residence.

Intradistrict Transfers Out of TUSD

  • If a resident of the Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) would like to request permission for their child to attend a school outside of the TUSD district boundaries, the parent/guardian must submit an Interdistrict Transfer Request Form. The request is to be submitted to the TUSD Student Services Department located at the district office. Final approval of the Interdistrict Transfer will be made by the requested district. If approved by the requested district, the Interdistrict Transfer Agreement is valid for a term of ONE school year and must be renewed for approval annually.

Interdistrict Transfer Guidelines

  • “Interdistrict Transfers” (IDT) are required for students residing outside of Turlock Unified School District boundaries, who wish to attend a TUSD school (BP 5117). The approved interdistrict releases must be received by the Turlock Unified School District by May 1 to be considered. Please note that limitations in classroom space and district resources are primary factors in considering interdistrict transfer agreements. Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) gets involved only AFTER the school district of residence approves to release students from their jurisdiction.

    • Contact your school district of residence and obtain an interdistrict transfer (IDT) form.
    • Once the completed form is reviewed and approved by the district of residence, a copy will be forwarded to TUSD.
    • Annual approved IDT releases must be received by TUSD on or before May 1.
    • New approved IDT releases must be received by TUSD on or before July 31.
    • Upon receipt of the approved IDT request, TUSD will request attendance,  academic and behavioral records. During the prior academic year students are required to have 95% of higher attendance, a minimum GPA of 2.5 and zero suspensions for violations of EC 48900.
    • There is no guarantee that IDT requests will be approved by TUSD.  Parents are strongly encouraged to keep their student enrolled at their home school until the IDT is approved.
    • The IDT review process is, first and foremost, determined by the availability of space within Turlock USD.
      • School assignments for transferring student are at the prerogative of TUSD.
    • The application for an IDT can be denied due to overcrowding within Turlock USD schools or limited district resources.TUSD will send written notification to the parent/legal guardian and the student's district of residence as to whether the application has been accepted or rejected within 30 days of receipt.
      • TUSD will notify the parent/legal guardian submitting a future year request of its decision as soon as possible, but not later than August 15.
      • Parents or legal guardians have the right to appeal to the county board of education within 30 calendar days from the final date of denial.
      • IDT agreements shall be granted for a term of ONE school year and must be renewed for approval annually. (TUSD reserves the right to rescind an interdistrict transfer at any time during the school year for behavioral or attendance issues.)
    • TUSD may provisionally admit students to a requested district, based on their evidence that a final decision is pending with a district of residence, proposed district, or county board of education.

Military Families

  • Existing law provides an exception to the residency requirements for a student whose parent is transferred to or is pending transfer to a military installation within the state while on active military duty pursuant to an official military order. A student may continue attending the student's "school of origin" during that school year, regardless of any change of residence of the military family. If the student's status changes due to end of military service, then the student is allowed to stay in the school of origin for the remainder of the academic year if he or she is between grades 1-8, or through graduation if the student is enrolled in high school.