Geyserville's District of Choice Program
This Transfer Option Window is CLOSED for 2024-2025
PROGRAM OPEN AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2024
Geyserville Unified School District will have applications for non-residents available for the 2025-2026 District of Choice Program beginning November 1, 2024 through December 31, 2025.
Applications will be available on our ENROLLMENT page, or pick up at the district office. You may drop off an application at the District Office front desk located at the main entrance, or send by U.S. Mail to:
GUSD DOC attn. S. Marckx 1300 Moody Lane. Geyserville, CA 95441.
The District Office closes for winter break December XX, 2024 at noon, and reopens on January XX, 2025.
DOC applications MUST be postmarked on or before December 31, 2024.
If you have any questions, please contact
Shannon Marckx at 707-857-3592 ext. 103.
Information About the School District of Choice Program
The law allows, but does not require, school districts to accept students from other districts under the School District of Choice program. The school district of choice determines the number of transfers it is willing to accept and ensures that students are selected through a random, unbiased process.
It is important to check with the school district of choice regarding its schools, programs, policies, and any additional application procedures.
How do I apply?
Applications are available from the school district of choice. Completed applications must be returned to the district office prior to January 1 for enrollment in the next school year, unless the district of residence and the district of choice have agreed to waive the timeline or the application is for a student whose parent/guardian is enlisted in the military and was relocated within 90 days of submitting the application.
When will I be notified?
The district is encouraged to notify you within 90 days if your application has been provisionally accepted or rejected, or of your child’s position on any waiting list. You will receive final notice of acceptance or rejection by May 15 for enrollment in the next school year. If the application is being submitted under the military exception, the district of choice must notify you within 90 days of the final decision regarding your application.
How are students selected?
After determining the number of transfer students it is willing to accept, the district selects students through a random, unbiased process. Academic or athletic abilities are not evaluated. Students will also have to meet any entrance
requirements for specialized schools or programs. Priority will be given to siblings of children already in attendance in the district.
How am I assured of the specific school I request?
You may request a particular school, but the district makes the final determination as to which school your child will attend.
Can the district of choice reject the transfer?The district may limit transfers out of the district to a school district of choice under any of the following circumstances: (Education Code 48307)
1. The number of student transfers out of the district to a school district of choice has reached the limit specified in Education Code 48307 based on the district's average daily attendance.
2. The County Superintendent of Schools has given the district a negative budget certification or has determined that the district will not meet the state's standards and criteria for fiscal stability in the subsequent fiscal year exclusively as a result of student transfers from this district to a school district of choice.
3. The Board determines that the transfer would negatively impact any of the following: (Education Code 48307)
a. A court-ordered desegregation plan
b. A voluntary desegregation plan of the district, consistent with the California Constitution, Article 1, Section 31
c. The racial and ethnic balance of the district, consistent with the California Constitution, Article 1, Section 31
Can my district of residence prohibit the transfer?
The district of resident may prohibit the transfer if it would negatively impact any desegregation plan or racial and ethnic balance of the district. The district may also limit the number of students transferring out each year.
Can I appeal a decision to reject the transfer?
There is no statutory right to appeal a rejection.
Is transportation provided to the school?
Geyserville Unified does not provide transportation outside the boundaries of the school district.
If my child is accepted, do I have to reapply each year?
No. The transfer will be renewed automatically each year unless the district withdraws from the School District of Choice program and no longer accepts transfer students. High school students, however, may continue until they graduate, even if the district withdraws.
Can the district of choice revoke the transfer?
The district of choice may revoke the transfer if your child is recommended for expulsion.