Inter District Transfers

If you live outside the Brentwood School District and wish to attend school within BUSD school boundaries, a parent or legal guardian may apply for an Inter District Transfer request.  To start this process, a parent or legal guardian must first obtain an Inter District Transfer request from their school district of residence.  Your request must be approved by your school district of residence to be considered.  BUSD will not review or consider requests that are denied by their school district of residence.   

  • PLEASE NOTE: If your district of residence approves your interdistrict transfer request, this does not mean that you have been accepted into BUSD.  Please do not dis-enroll your student or try to register your student within the BUSD school boundaries until you have received an official transfer decision notification letter from our Student Services Department.

Once your school district of residence approves your transfer, they will forward your request to BUSD for review.  Please email Uma Steinhauer the required documents listed below  or by fax to 925-634-8583.  Please provide records for the past 3 years.  

All transfers are considered based on the following:  review of the required documentation, space/program availability in the request school site determined by current and projected enrollment needs, board policy BP 5117 and AR 5117.   If approved, please be aware that the district may place your child at a particular school or class at the sole discretion of the Student Services Director or departments.  Transportation must be provided by parent or legal guardian. 

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Denials Revokes and Appeal Process

The Superintendent or designee may deny initial inter district transfer requests according to board policy BP 5117 and AR 5117.  Denials can be due to but not limited to the following:

  • Limited district resources

  • Overcrowding of school requested or grade level

  • Does not meet board policy BP 5117 and AR 5117

Parent or legal guardian has the right to appeal this decision with the Contra Costa County Office of Education located at 77 Santa Barbara Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA. 94523.  Should you wish to appeal, you must submit your request within 30 days following BUSD Board’s action noted on your notification letter.

Inter district transfer requests may also be revoked or rescinded under the following conditions:

  • If a student fails to follow appropriate behavior standards set by BUSD

  • If a student demonstrates unsatisfactory attendance, tardies or SARB referral

  • Student is unable to maintain grades of “C” or better in all classes

  • Or any other reason deemed valid that the district feels would be in the best interest of the student and or the district.

Students who have had an inter district transfer revoked, rescinded, or if the student is under consideration for expulsion or expelled may not appeal the districts decision.

Inter District Transfers Board Policy's


Please Email  Uma Steinhauer

Transfers Out of BUSD to Another District

If you reside in Brentwood or just moved into Brentwood and wish to attend a school outside the BUSD school boundaries, please fill out thenter District Transfer Request and email it to Uma Steinhauer.  Forms are also available at the District Office located at 255 Guthrie Lane, Brentwood, CA 94513 for your convenience.  We process Inters Out on a weekly basis.  When your transfer has been processed, we will forward your transfer to the school district on your request.  Once BUSD has completed our required section of the form, please follow up with the requested school district to obtain their transfer decision notification letter.

Inter District Transfer Timelines

  • BUSD will start accepting inter district transfer request for the future school year on March 1st.  Parent or legal guardian who submit a NEW request must provide all required documents.  Parent will be notified by the middle of July, OR, no later than 14 calendar days after instruction has commenced for the requested school year.  

  • Once a student is admitted to a school on the basis of an interdistrict transfer, the student shall not be required to reapply for an interdistrict transfer unless the student is a 5th grader requesting to continue to 6th grade in middle school at BUSD. 

  • Parent or legal guardian who submit a new transfer request for the current school year must provide all the required documents for their request to be processed.  All transfer decisions will be notified by mail within 30 calendar days from the date BUSD receives the request. 

  • Parent must complete the enrollment process by the date listed on your Welcome to Brentwood Insert.  This insert will be attached to your approval notification letter with instructions on how to enroll your student. 

  • Failure for parent to meet the required timelines established by BUSD for required documentation or enrollment, BUSD will deem the inter district transfer request rescinded/abandoned.