Interdistrict Transfer and Expulsion Appeals

  • Interdistrict Transfer Appeals

    One of the duties of the ACOE and the Alameda County Board of Education is to handle the appeals process for parents and guardians who seek to transfer their child to a different school district.

    If you want to transfer your child to a school outside of your designated school district (outside the city in which you live), you must first request an inter-district transfer form from your current school district. If your request is denied, you may appeal to the district directly (follow the appeal guidelines provided by the district that denied the request).

    If your appeal has been denied at the district level, you can request an opportunity to appeal the decision to the Alameda County Board of Education.

    County Appeal Process

    The board may only consider an appeal after all administrative remedies at the district level have been exhausted.

    Printed versions of the handbook and related forms are available at the Alameda County Office of Education, 313 W. Winton Ave. in Hayward. If you have questions or need assistance, contact ACOE's Community and Legal Liaison, Melinda Montrose, at (510) 670-4225 or mmontrose@ghslaw.com.

    Expulsion Appeals

    One of the responsibilities of the Alameda County Board of Education is to hear expulsion appeals from districts under its jurisdiction. The Board is committed to fair deliberations. Alameda County parents and guardians need to understand their right to appeal a student expulsion.

    If your child is being expelled and you want to challenge that decision, you can ask the Alameda County Board of Education to determine whether you and your child received a fair hearing from your local school board.

    Printed versions of the handbook and related forms are available at the Alameda County Office of Education, 313 W. Winton Ave. in Hayward. If you have questions or need assistance, contact ACOE's Community and Legal Liaison, Melinda Montrose at (510) 670-4225 or mmontrose@ghslaw.com.

    You are not required to have a lawyer/advocate for the expulsion process but you can choose to have someone help with your case. Some parents/guardians seek the help of a lawyer/advocate if they do not understand the expulsion process, have limited English language skills, and/or have difficulty expressing themselves in front of a group.