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In District Students – In-District Transfer Process

Information and Frequently Asked Questions


How can I find out which school attendance area I live in?
Maps and an online school attendance area location tool called "Find my School" can be found here.

What is the procedure for requesting an In-District Transfer?
Parents wishing to have their student(s) attend a different school will need to complete an in-district transfer request form. Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year will be considered in August prior to the start of the school year. Approval will be based on school capacity and may also include consideration of IEP/504 or other circumstances.

The form can be picked up at the District Office or you can print it from our website.  The form is located at the bottom of this page and on the district website (www.pullmanschools.org) under Parents/Forms. Forms need to be submitted to the District Office, located at 240 SE Dexter, Pullman.



Are district employees able to select the school their student will attend?

The students of full time district certificated and classified staff must attend the school within their attendance boundary, or the staff member may fill out an in-district transfer form and their student will be allowed to attend the school where their parent works in accordance with RCW 28a.225.225. 



How does an In-District Transfer Request impact transportation?

Transportation for students requesting an in-district transfer will be the responsibility of the parent.



If my student’s request for an in-district transfer is not approved, how can I appeal?

If a parent or guardian submits a request for in-district transfer and is denied, they can appeal the decision following the process in Policy 4312 Complaints Concerning Staff or Programs. 




Please note: Students that qualify for services under the McKinney Vento Homeless Education Act shall be exempt from attendance area transfers. Please contact the Special Programs office at 509-332-3144 with questions.


Please note: Students that are eligible for special education services are subject to attendance area transfers in accordance with their Individual Education Plan (IEP).


Related Policies, Procedure, and Form:

3131 Attendance Area Transfers

3131F Request for In-District Student Transfer Form


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