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Interdistrict Transfer Information


2021-2022 Interdistrict Applications will be accepted starting on January 1, 2021.
The Interdistrict Transfer process applies to those parents who wish their children to attend a school in a district other than that in which they reside. All Interdistrict requests must be initiated in the district of residence.
Once admitted to Union School District, all Interdistrict transfers are valid through the elementary school years, unless noted otherwise, but then the student will need to reapply for middle school. An approved interdistrict agreement must be in effect between the district of residence and the school district of desired attendance before a student can attend the desired school.  *For more information on space availability, please click Student Registration.
We are not able to provide the status of a pending application. Notifications will be sent in writing once a decision has been made. 
The following conditions apply:
  • Students admitted to Union School District under the interdistrict agreement shall be assigned to schools where space is available at the discretion and determination of USD administration.

  • Once a student is approved for an interdistrict transfer, you will not need to apply yearly for an interdistrict transfer. However, Union School District requires students to maintain standards in acceptable behavior, attendance (including tardies and late pick-ups) and academic progress. Should these standards not be met, the interdistrict agreement could be denied or revoked.

  • We accept inter-district transfer requests based on the following:

    • employment within USD boundaries (verification of employment required)

    • child care within USD boundaries (verification of location of CC required)

    • hardship

    • future or past residence in USD

    • last year privilege

  • When requesting an interdistrict transfer for a student in grades 1 through 8, please submit the most recent report card with the transfer.

  • USD’s primary priority and responsibility is to make sure all students residing within USD boundaries have a place in their neighborhood school, therefore, lack of space could necessitate a denial or could require a change in school attendance after the start of school or the interdistrict agreement could be revoked.

  • If your student receives special education services, we need a copy of the most recent IEP before your request can be processed. 
  • Should your district of residence change mid-year, a new interdistrict transfer would be required.

  • If an interdistrict transfer agreement request is denied, the parent/guardian has the opportunity to appeal the decision to the Santa Clara County Office of Education within 30 calendar days of the date of the denial. 
  • A student, parent, or guardian who provides a false and/or other pertinent data as a basis for enrollment in any school in the District may have the transfer revoked. The revocation may be immediate and notice promptly given to the student and parent/guardian.
For more information, please see:
USD Students Requesting to Attend Schools in Other Districts:
For current USD students who are requesting to attend schools in another district, they may obtain an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement form from the USD District Office or click here to printout an Interdistrict Transfer Request form. Supporting documentation must be submitted with your application or it will delay processing.

Applications must be submitted in person or mailed to the USD District Office.
The district office is located at 5175 Union Avenue, San Jose 95124 and open from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.