The Interdistrict Transfer Request process applies to those parents who wish their children to attend school in a district other than that in which they reside. All Interdistrict requests must be initiated in the district of residence. Interdistrict Transfer Requests are valid for one year only and must be renewed annually. An approved Interdistrict Transfer agreement must be in effect between the district of residence and the school district of desired attendance before a student can attend the desired school.
Frequently Asked Questions for Parents/Guardians Living Outside the Moreland School District Boundaries:
When are Interdistrict Transfer Requests accepted?
Interdistrict Transfer Requests are accepted throughout the year.
How long does it take to approve an Interdistrict Transfer Request?
Parents submitting an Interdistrict Transfer Request for the current school year will be notified of the final decision within 30 calendar days from the date the request was received. Parents submitting an Interdistrict Transfer Request for future school years will be notified of the final decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the beginning of instruction in the school year for which interdistrict transfer is sought (Education Code 46600.1(c) and (e))
Why would an Interdistrict Transfer Request get denied?
The Moreland School District reserves the right to deny transfer requests or release students from the district for the following reasons: if school facilities are overcrowded at the relevant grade level; lack of documentation concerning employment within the identified school district; lack of suitable or impacted special education programs; student history of unsatisfactory attendance or behavior or based on other considerations that are not arbitrary.
A student or parent who provides a false address and/or other pertinent data as a basis for enrollment in any school in the district may have the transfer revoked. The revocation may be immediate and notice promptly given to the student and parent/guardian.
How do I appeal a denied Interdistrict Transfer Request?
If an Interdistrict Transfer Request is denied, the parent/guardian has the opportunity to appeal the decision first to the Superintendent of the Moreland School District and secondly to the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) within 30 days of the date of the denial. The Santa Clara County Office of Education is the local appellate body for interdistrict transfer denials. SCCOE staff provides support to the Board and acts as a liaison between the school districts and parents on matters related to interdistrict attendance appeals.
How long are Interdistrict Transfer Requests good for?
Interdistrict Transfer Requests are valid for one year and must be renewed annually.
Moreland School District Students Requesting to Attend Schools in Other Districts
For current Moreland School District students who are requesting to attend schools in another district, parents/guardians must obtain a Moreland School District Interdistrict Transfer Request form at the Enrollment Center or click here to print out the form. Applications must be submitted in person or mailed to the Moreland School District Enrollment Center. The District Office is located at 4711 Campbell Avenue, San Jose, CA 95130 and open from 8:30am - 4:00pm Monday - Thursday (closed 1:00 - 2:00pm for lunch) and closed on Fridays.