Interdistrict Transfer Requests
INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER REQUESTS TO LEAVE SMFCSD
To request a transfer out of the San Mateo-Foster City School District, please submit an Interdistrict Transfer request to Student Services. Email the completed form to Brianne Bishop - email@example.com. You may also send by mail or drop off the form to the District Office. Once approved, Student Services will forward the paperwork to the requested school district. The requested district will notify you of their decision to either accept or decline the request. Please call 650-312-7298 if you have additional questions.
SMFCSD ORIGIN FAMILIES THAT MOVE OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SMFCSD
If your address of residence originated in the SMFCSD and your family has moved outside of District boundaries, and you wish for your currently enrolled child to continue in the SMFCSD, you may request an interdistrict transfer from the new district of residence within 30 days.
Interdistrict transfers must be renewed by May 1 of every following school year that the family wishes for the child to continue in the SMFCSD.
INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER REQUESTS TO ENTER SMFCSD
Families that reside outside the boundaries and wish for their child to attend school in the SMFCSD must first request and receive an approved interdistrict transfer (out) from the district of residence. Interdistrict transfer requests are only considered after all SMFCSD students have been placed, and only if there is space available. The District will begin processing interdistrict transfer requests for the 2023-2024 school year on May 1, 2023. Please call 650-312-7298 for more information.
The District may approve or deny a request dependent upon impacts on enrollment, finances, or educational program.
The SMFCSD will notify parent/guardian of its final decision within the following timeframes:
- For an interdistrict transfer request received by SMFCSD more than 15 days before the commencement of instruction in the school year for which the transfer is sought, SMFCSD will notify the parent/guardian of its final decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the beginning of instruction in the school year for which the interdistrict transfer is sought.
- For an interdistrict transfer request received by SMFCSD 15 or fewer days before the beginning of instruction in the school year for which the transfer is sought, SMFCSD will notify the parent/guardian of its final decision within 30 calendar days from the date the request was received.
Failure of the parent/guardian to meet any timelines established by this website, Board Policy, and/or Administrative Regulation, is deemed to be an abandonment of the request.
Families that wish to appeal an interdistrict transfer denial may submit a written request to the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services within 10 working days of receipt of denial notification.
REVOKING AN INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER
The district, for good reason, may revoke an interdistrict transfer at any time. Reasons may include, but not be limited to, lack of space, irregular student attendance, unsatisfactory academic progress, failure to adhere to the district/school discipline policy, discovery that the application had been falsified, or special education needs/costs exceeding income pursuant to interdistrict attendance agreements.
INTERDISTRICT TRANSFER REGULATIONS
An interdistrict transfer is a transfer between the San Mateo-Foster City School District and another public school district. For a full listing of intradistrict transfer regulations, please see SMFCSD Board Policy 5117 and Administrative Regulation 5117.
Enrollment Department Main Phone: 650-312-7345