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Transfer Guidelines

Intradistrict Transfer (Orinda Residents)

"Intradistrict transfers" (BP5116.1) are defined as students who request a transfer from their home school to another school within the district. If approved, Intradistrict transfers are permanent; no annual renewal is required. A return to the home school would only be allowed if space is available at the grade level.

  • The open enrollment application period for new Intra District Transfer request submission is April 1 to May 15 each year

Requests for intradistrict transfers are considered if space is available at the requested school.

Intradistrict Transfer Form 2018-19

Intradistrict Transfer Form 2017-18

Interdistrict Transfers INTO the District

"Interdistrict transfers" (IDT) are required for students residing outside of Orinda city limits, who wish to attend an Orinda school (BP 5117).

  • The approved interdistrict releases must be received by Orinda Union School District within July 15 to July 31 to be considered.

Please note that limitations in classroom space and district resources are primary factors in considering interdistrict transfer agreements. Orinda Union School District (OUSD) gets involved only AFTER the school district of residence approves to release students from their jurisdiction.

  • Contact your school district of residence and obtain an interdistrict transfer (IDT) form.
  • Once the completed form is reviewed and approved by the district of residence, a copy will be forwarded to OUSD.
  • Approved IDT releases must be received by OUSD during July 15 – July 31.
  • Upon receipt of the approved IDT request, OUSD will generate a letter to parents requesting academic and behavioral records.
  • There is no guarantee that IDT requests will be approved by OUSD.  Parents are strongly encouraged to keep their student enrolled at their home school until the IDT is approved.
  • The IDT review process is, first and foremost, determined by the availability of space within Orinda USD.
  • School assignments for transferring student are at the prerogative of OUSD.
  • The application for an IDT can be denied due to overcrowding within OUSD schools or limited district resources.
  • IDT agreements shall be granted for a term of ONE school year and must be renewed for approval annually. 

Interdistrict Transfers OUT of the District

If a resident of the Orinda Union School District (OUSD) would like to request permission for their child to attend a school outside of the Orinda district boundaries, the parent/guardian must submit an Interdistrict Transfer Request Form. The request is to be submitted to the OUSD Business Services Department located at the district office. Final approval of the Interdistrict Transfer will be made by the requested district. If approved by the requested district, the Interdistrict Transfer Agreement is valid for a term of ONE school year and must be renewed for approval annually.

Interdistrict OUT of Orinda USD 2018-19

Interdistrict OUT of Orinda USD 2017-18