INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER AGREEMENTS
Please read everything below in full. By clicking on proceed to apply and completing the
application you will be agreeing to the General Policy and the Terms and Conditions.
The InterDistrict Transfer Agreement (IDTA) process
applies to those parents who wish their children to attend school in a district
other than that in which they reside. All IDTA requests must be initiated in
the district of residence.
IDTA’s are valid for one school year only and must be
renewed annually, except for students on an existing transfer agreement entering grades 11 or 12 in the
subsequent school year. InterDistrict
applications will be required if the student is a first time applicant in
grades 11 or 12.
Parent/guardian must notify the school within two weeks
of a change of residency and provide the school with two proof of residency per
Board Policy 5111.1, District Residency.
An approved IDTA must be in effect between the district
of residence and the school district of desired attendance before a
student can attend the desired school.
Transportation and/or childcare, if needed, shall be the
responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Students transferring into the District (CUSD) from a
non-accredited school will
not receive credit for work done at that institution.
Students admitted to Capistrano Unified School District
under the IDTA process shall be assigned to schools where space is available at
the discretion and determination of CUSD administration.
All students and schools are subject to all California
Interscholastic Federation (CIF) athletic eligibility rules and regulations.
Approved IDTA’s should not be understood to mean that any CIF rules or
regulations have been waived.
When an IDTA is requested based upon the
parent/guardian’s place of employment, the District reserves the right to
contact the employer to verify employment.
If the attendance, behavior, and/or scholarship of the
student is reviewed and any, or all, are found to be unsatisfactory, as
determined by school administration, the transfer may be revoked, except for
students entering grade 11 or 12 in the subsequent school year.
If an IDTA request is denied, the parent or guardian has
the opportunity to appeal the decision to Orange County Department of Education
within 30-calendar days of the date of the denial. At the same time, the
parent or guardian has the opportunity to have the denial of the application
reviewed by CUSD staff other than the person who denied the application.
CUSD reserves the right to deny IDTA requests or release
students for a variety of reasons including the following but not limited to:
documentation to support the request
lack of facilities
either district wide or in a specific attendance area/school
lack of suitable or
impacted special education programs
student’s history of
unsatisfactory attendance; scholarship or behavior.
A student, parent, or guardian found to have given a
false address and/or other pertinent data as a basis for enrollment in any
school in the District shall have the transfer revoked. The revocation shall be
immediate and notice promptly given to the student and parent/guardian.
IDTA''''s shall be non-tuition
unless Federal Impact Aid is involved. Under a non-tuition agreement, the
financial apportionment for regular education students shall be credited to the
district of attendance and not the district of residence.
I have read the
Terms and Conditions and understand the regulations and policies governing IDTA’s
and hereby submit my application.
I declare under
penalty of perjury that the information provided on this application is true
This IDTA is valid
only for the school year indicated; the agreement expires at the end of each
school year and must be renewed annually.
· If the student
participates in any athletic program governed by the California Interscholastic
Federation (CIF), he/she may not be eligible to participate at the new
school. Parent/guardian should check the CIF rules before submitting this agreement.
Approval is subject to space availability in the district and
may not be at the site requested.
Students who are
eligible for Special Education Services may be asked to obtain an
Inter/Intra-SELPA Agreement for Individuals with Exceptional Needs, in addition to the IDTA.
No financial obligation shall be incurred by the district of residence for services rendered under this agreement.
· I understand that
the information provided is subject to verification and that the mere act of
completing this application and providing all the required documentation
does not guarantee that the request will be approved.
I understand that
this agreement is for one school
year only and must be renewed annually.
I understand that as
the Parent/Guardian’s I am responsible for providing transportation to and from
I understand the
agreement may be revoked at any time by the District of attendance during the
year based on the following terms:
Student is excessively tardy or absent from school, or student is brought to
school excessively early or leaves excessively late. school
Student fails to uphold appropriate behavior standards.
Student has poor
Insufficient space in the school and/or grade level.
False or misleading
information was provided.
Student or parent fails to
By clicking Proceed to Apply, I hereby consent to, request, and authorize any and all persons or entities listed on the application to exchange with Capistrano Unified School District any or all social, psychological, speech/language, discipline, attendance, or educational information regarding the student listed on the application. This authorization shall remain in effect until revocation in writing has been delivered to said school District.