Nonresident Out of District Choice Transfers

  • A student's school and resident school district is based on where the student resides. In some circumstances, a family may ask to transfer their student to a school outside of their resident district. This is called a nonresident student transfer. You may also hear it referred to as an out-of-district transfer, interdistrict transfer, choice transfer, variance, waiver, or school choice.

    Nonresident students are those who live outside the school district boundaries of the district they are asking to attend.

    Whether the student transfer request is accepted or denied is determined by the school districts. The process a school district uses to determine transfer requests is established in their policies and procedures.

    Both the student's resident district and the nonresident district must approve a transfer prior to the student attending a nonresident district. The resident district “releases” the student, and the nonresident district “admits” the student.

    Release of a Resident Student 

    The release of a resident student to a nonresident district requires that the following procedures be followed:

    A parent/guardian shall request the release of his/her child by completing the Choice Transfer Request including the basis for the request. The Choice Transfer Request is to be forwarded to the Director of Student Services and Athletics of the Mukilteo School District for consideration. The determination of approval is to be based on criteria specified in Board Policy 3141. If approved (for release from the Mukilteo School District), the Mukilteo School District will enter the Choice Transfer Request into the Choice Transfer OSPI electronic submission system, pending a decision (from the requested district).

    If the Transfer Request is approved, the parent/guardian(s) will be responsible for transportation and must ensure promptand regular attendance by their child in accordance with compulsory attendance laws and District policies.

    Admission of Nonresident Student

    Applicants for admission for release from their resident district to the Mukilteo School District must apply for a Choice Transfer Request from the district in which they live and include a full explanation of conditions warranting consideration for admission and appropriate documentation. Choice Transfer requests for schools at full capacity, as designated by the Superintendent, will not be considered.

    If the Transfer Request is approved, the parent/guardian(s) will be responsible for transportation and must ensure promptand regular attendance by their child in accordance with compulsory attendance laws and District policies.

     

    Non-Resident Choice Transfer Request Portal 

    If you are unable to use the portal above, here is a copy of the Non-Resident Choice Transfer Release Form

    Release and Admission for Students to Attend School in a NonResident District - Board Policy 3141

    Release and Admission for Students to Attend School in a NonResident District - Board Policy Procedures 3141-P