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Interdistrict Transfers

Interdistrict Attendance Agreements and Permits (updated February 8, 2024)

Interdistrict Transfer permits (IDTs) are required for students residing outside of District boundaries, who wish to attend a school in the Portola Valley School District. Although students generally must attend school in the district where their residency has been established, the Governing Board recognizes justifiable reasons for the approval of interdistrict transfers within certain guidelines. Upon request, the Board may accept students from another district and may also allow students who live within the district to attend out-of-district schools.
Board Policy 5117:  Interdistrict Attendance
Regulation 5117: Interdistrict Attendance
Application Guidelines

1.  Students New to the District: Applications for interdistrict attendance for new students shall be submitted to the District Office between November 1 - May 1 of the year preceding the school year for which the student may be transferred.
Only transfer requests for currently enrolled students will be accepted once the school year has started. No other same year, mid-year requests will be considered for new students. Interdistrict applications will be processed, and Board decisions will be made no later than the final Regular Board meeting in June. 

2. Current Students:

a. Resident students who move out of the District must submit an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement as noted above. (see BP 5117, Section 5)

b. Non-resident students who are enrolled on an approved transfer agreement and wish to continue enrollment must submit an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement renewal prior to May 1.

Students granted an interdistrict transfer to enroll in the Portola Valley School District will be expected to maintain satisfactory attendance, scholastic effort, and behavior. The interdistrict attendance agreement shall include these grounds for revocation of the agreement. Interdistrict Transfer Agreements may be revoked for cause at any time.

All attendance policies and regulations shall be administered without consideration of the race, religion, ethnicity, disability, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), or family income of the student.