A voluntary transfer student is a child who lives in one school boundary area in the WDMCS, but requests to attend a school in another boundary area within the WDMCS. Parents who are approved for a voluntary transfer agree to limited transportation options from the district or provide their own transportation to and from school. If you wish to request a voluntary transfer to a school other than your neighborhood or cap-out school, please fill out a Voluntary Transfer Request form available at any elementary school in our district and follow the process as outlined on the form.
From Board Policy 710.2 – Student Elibigility for Bus Services and Buss Pass Fees
A voluntary transfer student may ride a district school bus if he/she meets the established criteria. (A voluntary transfer occurs when a parent or guardian requests the student attend a school other than his/her neighborhood school. The principal at the receiving school must approve the voluntary transfer, based on available space).
Transportation for Voluntary Transfer Students
The student must go to an existing bus stop within the attending school’s boundaries.
The bus must have space available for the student requesting the transportation. Students living inside the school boundary will have preference if the bus is approaching capacity.
Because school bus transportation is a service provided to voluntary transfer students, regular bus pass fees must be paid.