IntraDistrict Choice Transfer
The school that a student attends is determined by their residential address, which must be confirmed by providing proof of residency as requested by the school administrator. If a student wishes to attend a school that does not serve the area of his/her residence, parents/guardians must request a transfer. Transfer requests are approved or denied based on a number of reasons, including but not limited to, whether or not there is available space at the requested school, grade level, or requested special program to serve someone who does not live in that school's attendance zone. The following Centralia School District Board Policies/Procedures govern the transfer process in our district. All families wishing to transfer are encouraged to fully review these documents.
Transfers are granted for one school year and are not automatically renewed. Students will be withdrawn at the conclusion of each school year. Families wishing to remain at their non-resident school must remember to apply for a transfer each year, which may or may not be approved based on district criteria.
Falsification of an address, residence, or conditions of living arrangements to obtain a school assignment may be cause for withdrawal of the student from that school. Written notice of withdrawal of the student will be sent to the parent/guardian and the resident school district.
Students living with someone other than their parent/legal guardian must provide a legal guardianship agreement. Additional verification may be requested, e.g. letter describing the living arrangement from the family with whom the student resides. In the case of students placed in temporary homes on the advice or direction of a public agency, e.g., Juvenile Court, Department of Social & Health Services, written evidence provided by an agency shall be considered sufficient to demonstrate necessity of a residential change and/or school assignment. If an eligible student is experiencing homelessness per the Federal McKinney-Vento Act, the district shall not require proof of residency or any other information regarding an address and shall enroll the student at the request of the student or parent/guardian as allowable under the McKinney- Vento Act. Please contact either your child's school counselor or the District McKinney-Vento Liaison, Shaleene Moir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfers may be approved or denied based on:
- Space, program availability and/or class size
- Student's disciplinary records
- Student's attendance records
In all cases where the District approves a transfer, the student or the student's parent/guardian shall be solely responsible for transportation to and from school.
Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. The District shall provide all applicants with written notification of the approval, denial, or waitlist status of the application within 45 days of receipt.
Right to Appeal:
Students/Parents/Guardians have the right to appeal to the Centralia School District Superintendent, as outlined in 3131P on the Centralia School District Website.
All applications will be accepted from April 1 through April 30. The form is available electronically below. If you need assistance filling out this form, or do not have access to the internet, please come to your local elementary school or district office for support. Each office is equipped with a Chromebook which is available for use.
Any forms electronically submitted on/after May 1st will immediately be moved to the waitlist, and be reviwed in the order in which they have been received.