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School Transfers

Intradistrict Transfer Requests – transfers from one BCSD school to another BCSD school

 

When a parent/guardian who resides in the Bakersfield City School District wishes to have their child/children attend another BCSD school, a request must be submitted and approved through the Student Services Department. Approval of requests are determined by space available at each school. In the absence of an approved transfer, students are expected to attend the school in the attendance area in which they reside. (Click here to find the school your child should attend.) Approved transfers are valid only through the highest grade in the school. (When a child moves to middle school or high school, a new transfer will need to be completed.) Parent/guardian accepts responsibility for transportation to and from school.

 

Intradistrict Yearly Timelines

Type of Permit

Open Enrollment Window

Notifications Sent

Intradistrict for Upcoming School Year

School to school transfers for the upcoming school year for grades 1-8

December 2-13, 2019

March

Intradistrict to Finish the School Year

School to school transfers for students who have moved into the boundaries of another BCSD school but would like to finish the school year where they currently attend

December 1st through the Last Day of School

One week from date of request

Intradistrict to Downtown Elementary School

School/district transfers to Downtown

February 3-14, 2020

April

Notification sent by Downtown Elementary School via mail

Intradistrict for Dual Immersion

School to school transfers for Dual Immersion Only

March 2-13, 2020

April

Intradistrict for Upcoming School Year

School to school transfers for the upcoming school year for all grades including TK & K

March 23-April 3, 2020

June

GATE approved students immediately processed

Intradistict GATE

School to school transfers to GATE sites

May 1st through the Last Day of School

July

GATE approved students immediately processed

Intradistrict for Upcoming School Year

School to school transfers for the upcoming school year for all grades

August 1st through the end of the first week of school

Informed of waiting list when applying

 

Interdistrict Transfer Requests – transfers out of or in to BCSD

A student wishing to attend a school outside the Bakersfield City School District must first obtain an interdistrict attendance permit. Applications for an interdistrict attendance permits to leave the District must be obtained in the Student Services Department. An application to leave the District may be submitted in the Student Services Department throughout the year.  An interdistrict permit to enter the District must be obtained from the student’s district of residence. Applications to enter the District must adhere to the following timelines:

 

Interdistrict Yearly Timelines

Type of Permit

Open Enrollment Window

Notifications Sent

Interdistrict for Upcoming School Year

District to district transfers for all grades

May 1, 2019 - August 13, 2019

No more than 14 calendar days after the first day of school for the year requested

Interdistrict to Downtown Elementary School

District to district transfers to Downtown

February 3-14, 2020

April

Notification sent by Downtown Elementary School via mail

Interdistrict for Current School Year

District to district transfers for all grades

All year for current year

No more than 30 calendar days following the receipt of the request

Interdistict GATE

District to district transfers to GATE sites

May 1st through the end of the school year

July

GATE approved students immediately processed

Interdistrict for Dual Immersion

District to district transfers for Dual Immersion Only

June 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

No more than 14 calendar days after the first day of school for the year requested

 

Criteria for an Interdistrict Permit

In addition to the documents indicated, all permit types, with the exception of Residency Based on Employment, require a completed Interdistrict permit application from the student’s current district of residence.  A permit to leave or enter BCSD must meet the following criteria:

 

Interdistrict Permit Type

Documents Needed

Criteria for Approval

Daycare

Proof of employment (i.e., check stub, letter indicating employment on company letterhead) for at least 30 hours a week or indication of full time schooling (at least 12 units) for parent/guardian

 

Name, address, and phone number of the daycare provider

Confirmation of valid proof of employment

 

Phone verification indicating the person listed is providing daycare services to the applicant

Unsolvable Issue Detailed letter signed by the parent/guardian explaining the unsolvable situation Evaluated on an individual basis depending on the circumstances described in the letter
Graduate with Class Proof of current enrollment showing current grade level in the requested district Current grade level must be the highest grade level offered at the school in the requested district
Finish the School Year Proof of current enrollment showing current grade level in the requested district Must demonstrate the student has been enrolled for at least half the school year in the requested district
Moving into the District Boundaries Written proof (i.e., rental contract, escrow papers) that the student will be relocating to the district requested Confirmation of valid proof that the student will be relocating to the district requested
Special Programs (i.e., GATE, Dual Immersion) Must have approved letter show admittance into the special program

Confirmation of valid letter

Residency Based on Employment Written proof of at least 10 hours of employment within requested district Confirmation of written proof of employment

 

Notice of provisional approval or waiting list status will be provided as soon as possible after the District receives an application, but no later than 14 calendar days after the start of the school year. 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.

 

Accepting and Maintaining Your Transfer

To accept a transfer, please follow the directions on the acceptance letter. Daycare interdistrict transfers need to be renewed annually. All other transfers are good to the highest grade of the school. When a child moves to a new school for the middle school grade levels, a new transfer must be completed.


Revocation of Interdistrict Permit

Interdistrict attendance permits may be revoked if:

  1. the student fails to maintain District behavioral standards and receives disciplinary action that results in expulsion pursuant to Education Code Section 48918;
  2. information on the permit pertaining to the admission criteria changes;
  3. the criteria for the permit are not met;
  4. the District determines the information upon which the permit was granted was false or the parents/guardians made significant misrepresentation(s);
  5. the student fails to maintain District behavioral standards and receives disciplinary action that results in suspension;
  6. the student fails to maintain an attendance rate at or above 97% of the days in which school is in session; or
  7. the student arrives late, is removed early, is picked-up late, or any combination thereof, more than three times within any school month. The office of attendance will give ten (10) school days notice to the parents/guardian prior to the revocation of an interdistrict attendance permit.

 

Please call the Student Services Department at 631-4729 for additional information about interdistrict permits.


BCSD Policy Regarding Interdistrict Transfer Permits