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Interdistrict Transfer (Outside of District)

Interdistrict transfers are transfers to schools outside the HJUHSD district (i.e. live in Hanford but would like to attend Lemoore High or Laton High). If you live in another town/district and want to attend an HJUHSD school, you need to start the Interdistrict Transfer process at your district of residence.   Intradistrict transfers are transfers that take place within the HJUHSD district (i.e. between Hanford High, Hanford West, and Sierra Pacific). For Intradistrict transfers, see this page. Please note that transfers are not required if the student is interested in transferring to Hanford Online Charter. To process a transfer to Hanford Online Charter, call 559-583-5941 ext. 7601.

INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER PROCEDURES & TIMELINE

  • Transfer Requests will be accepted beginning January 15 through July 15 for the following school year.
    • Parent/guardian notification process will begin on April 15.
    • For an interdistrict transfer request received by the district 15 or fewer calendar days before the commencement of instruction in the school year for which the transfer is sought, the district will notify the parent/guardian of its final decision within 30 calendar days from the date the request was received.
    • For an interdistrict transfer request received by the district more than 15 days before the commencement of instruction in the school year for which the interdistrict transfer is sought, the district will notify the parent/guardian of its final decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the commencement of instruction in the school year for which transfer is sought.
       
  • Requests made outside the above stated timeline for special circumstances may be considered based upon HJUHSD Board Policy/Administrative Regulation 5117 and Education Code §46600.
     
  • Transfer request may be approved for the following reasons:
    • Sibling attending same school.
    • Health or safety.
    • Continuing enrollment in high school.
    • Complete final two years at current school.
    • Change in residence.
    • A student who has been determined by staff of either the district of residence or district of proposed enrollment to be a victim of an act of bullying, as defined in Education Code §48900(r), committed by a student of the district of residence. (Education Code §46600)
       
  • Employment related transfer:
    • Parent/guardian is employed within another school district.
    • Complete Employment Related Transfer Request Form and Annual Employment Verification Form (requires employer signature and copy of current check stub).
    • Military families – if active duty parent is not available, the custodial parent/guardian must provide a valid active duty identification card or sufficient proof thereof.
       
  • Transfer requests may be denied based upon the following conditions:
    • Sibling not attending requested school.
    • Insufficient evidence concerning a health or safety claim (including but not limited to medical professional documentation, law enforcement report, documentation from previous school).
    • No prior enrollment in the requested school district.
    • Insufficient evidence of a move to the requested school district (escrow documents, building contract with estimated date of completion).
    • Employment related requests: Insufficient documentation from the employer and/or employee to confirm employment in the requested school district.
    • Requested district or school site is impacted.
    • Childcare does not apply to high school students.
       
  • Denied requests:
    • Parent/guardian may appeal the HJUHSD denial to its Superintendent within 10-days of the date of denial. If the denial of this appeal is upheld, it will be considered final at this time.   
    • Parent/guardian may also appeal the HJUHSD decision to the Kings County Superintendent of Schools within 30-calendar days of the denial.
       
  • Any failure of a parent/guardian to meet any timelines established by the district shall be deemed an abandonment of the request.
     
  • Revoked or rescinded interdistrict transfers:
    • All interdistrict approvals are conditional upon students following all school rules and regulations; this includes good attendance (90% attendance and no more than ten (10) tardies), appropriate behavior (no more than ten (10) discipline points per semester and no Level C offenses) and satisfactory academic performance (maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA). In the event of a problem in any of these areas, the HJUHSD may revoke this interdistrict agreement.
       
  • Interdistrict transfer is valid only for the school year granted and must be renewed annually.
     
  • Approval is subject to space availability in the district of desired attendance and may not be at the requested school site.