Parents who live within the Salem-Keizer School District may request to transfer their children to another school within the district. Procedures governing transfers can be found here:
The process begins with the resident, or assigned, school. Parents or guardians obtain an In-District Transfer request form from their resident school or the Office of K-12 Education, 2450 Lancaster Dr. NE, Suite 200. Forms are not available online or at other locations. Return the completed form to the resident school during the following application periods:
The principals of both the resident school and the requested school separately review and approve or deny the request. If the request is approved by both principals, parents are mailed a copy of the approved form notifying them of the decision. The response time on transfer requests can vary but generally takes about one week.
If parents disagree with a decision on a transfer request, there is an appeal process. A letter of appeal must be written to the appropriate director of elementary, middle or high school education. Be sure to include a copy of the In-District Transfer request and explain the reason you disagree with the decision. Please add any additional information you feel the director would need to make a decision. The director will respond in a letter detailing their decision. The director’s decision is final, and no further appeals can be submitted.
Please note: Bus transportation is not provided for students who attend school on an In-District Transfer
The In‐District Transfer (IDT) process is used to request permission to attend a different school in order to access certain educational programs not offered at a student’s resident school.
Parents and students should be aware of the following:
Parents who live in Salem-Keizer and want their child to attend in another school district, or parents who live in another school district and want their child to attend in Salem-Keizer must request an Interdistrict Transfer.
Before a student residing in our district can attend a school outside our district, Salem-Keizer must approve the student for “release” to another district. To begin the process, please complete a Salem-Keizer Public Schools Non-Resident Transfer Request form.
After processing the request, Salem-Keizer will send the needed forms to the requested school district. Applicants can expect to hear from the new district by phone or mail regarding their decision to accept the transfer. Submit the completed form and documentation by fax, e-mail or in-person to:
Salem-Keizer Public Schools
PO Box 12024
2450 Lancaster Dr. NE, Suite 130
Salem, OR 97309-0024
Kristin Hulin, Senior Secretary
Before a non-resident student can attend school in the Salem-Keizer school district, the student’s current district must approve the student for “release” to another district. Start the process by contacting your current assigned school district and complete their transfer form. If your current school district approves the transfer, they will send a request to Salem-Keizer’s office of K-12 Education. The request is then sent to the principal of the requested school. Once a decision is made, parents are notified by phone or letter with instructions on how to begin the registration process.
Participating in a Career & Technical Education program is a common reason that students request in-district transfers.