Seattle Public Schools

3140 Release of Resident Students

A student who resides within the boundaries of the district shall be released to 1) attend another school district, or 2) enroll for ancillary services, if any, in another district as specified in the parental declaration of intent to provide home-based instruction, provided the other district agrees to accept the student. 

In all cases in which a resident student is released, the student or the student’s parent(s) shall be solely responsible for transportation, except that a student may ride on an established district bus route if the Superintendent or his or her designee determines that the district would incur no additional cost. 

A parent or guardian shall request the release of his/her child by completing the appropriate district form, including the basis for the request and the signature of the Superintendent or his or her designee of the school district which the student will attend. 

The Superintendent or his or her designee shall grant the request for release according to the above-stated criteria and promptly notify the parent in writing of his/her decision. 

When the request is granted, the Superintendent or his or her designee shall notify the nonresident district and make necessary arrangements for the transfer of student records. 

Resident parents shall be informed of interdistrict enrollment options annually. The district shall make available for public inspection the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s annual information booklet on enrollment options.