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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.
 

Interdistrict Transfer Requests – transfers out of or in to BCSD

When a parent/guardian who resides in the Bakersfield City School District wishes to have their child/children attend another school district, a request must be submitted and approved through the Student Services Department.  Interdistrict Transfer Requests are accepted beginning May 1st for the following school year.

  • Interdistrict transfer requests must be based on one of the following:
    1. Parent/guardian is employed within the requested district
    2. Child care provider lives within the requested district
  • Approval is determined by space availability within the school and/or district.
  • Parent/guardian accepts responsibility for transportation to and from school.
 

Parents/guardians can apply at their district of choice if that district offers Parent Employment Permits.

Parents/guardians who reside outside BCSD, who wish to have their child/children attend school in BCSD, must initiate their request in their district of residence.

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.)

All transfers can be revoked if at least one of the conditions below is met:

  •  Student does not meet District expectations for behavior.
  •  Student does not maintain attendance rate of 95% or better.
  •  If the parents/guardians have provided a false address or made any other misrepresentation in the application or appeal process.