Out-of-District Waiver

Due to overcrowding and high enrollment, the following schools are closed to all Intra-District Transfers and Non-Resident Transfers for the 2016-17 school year:

Ballou Junior High

Kalles Junior High

Carson Elementary

Fruitland Elementary

Maplewood Elementary

Meeker Elementary

Mt. View Elementary

Ridgecrest Elementary

Shaw Road Elementary

Wildwood Elementary

Woodland Elementary

The following exceptions apply:

  • Siblings of a student currently attending and returning to the same school for the 2016/17 school year

  • Children of district employees

  • Non-resident transfer renewals (students continuing at their current school)

 

If the school that you wanted is listed above, please select a 1st and 2nd choice from a school not on the above list. If you submit a request for one of the schools listed, it will be a denial.

The Puyallup School District allows for students living outside the district to request a waiver to attend school in this district. The Non-Resident Application for Enrollment must be submitted annually with an approved Release of Attendance or Choice Transfer form from the resident district.

Out-of-District Waiver Criteria

Non-resident applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis and are based on the following criteria:

  • There is adequate capacity in the school (acceptance of the transfer should not cause a hardship on resident students).

  • The student demonstrates regular attendance, academic effort, and conformance with school disciplinary standards.

  • ​The parent is willing and able to provide timely transportation.

  • ​The school offers a program suitable to meet the educational and other needs of the student.

  • ​The request does not cause a financial burden to the Puyallup School District.


Application Due Dates:

 Secondary: Junior high or high school applications for the next school year will not be accepted before December 10 (applications submitted before this time will be automatically denied). For optimal consideration for the next school year, submit the Secondary Non-Resident Application for Enrollment by January 10. Parents will be notified of acceptance or denial of the application by February 28. Additional due dates for review are April 10 and June 1. Applications submitted after the third due date in June may not be considered until after the fourth day of school in September.

Elementary:  Elementary school applications for the next school year will not be accepted before February 14 (applications submitted before this time will be automatically denied). For optimal consideration for the next school year, submit the Elementary Non-Resident Application for Enrollment by March 1. Parents will be notified of acceptance or denial of the application by April 15.  Additional due dates are May 1 and June 15. Applications submitted after the third due date in June may not be considered until after the fourth day of school in September.

Application Procedure

The following is the procedure for applying for an out-of-district waiver. Applications must be fully complete to be considered received.

  1. Obtain a Release of Attendance form from the resident district or submit a Choice Transfer form to the resident district.

  2. Complete the Non-Resident Application for Enrollment, which is available for download in the Application forms section below on this page. Applications are also available at district school offices and at the Puyallup School District Education Service Center.

  3. For first-time applicants, the following items are required (the parent/guardian has a right to receive copies of these items and the Puyallup School District will not request these records on behalf of the parent/guardian): 

    1. Transcript
    2. Immunization record
    3. Previous school discipline record (if there are no discipline issues, provide a signed and dated statement from the previous school indicating that there are no discipline issues)
    4. Attendance record
    5. State assessment records
    6. Kindergarten: A copy of the child's birth certificate and immunizations

Submit the application, the release, and the necessary additional information by the due date to:

Puyallup School District
Attention:  Erica Scharton
Education Service Center
302 Second Street SE
Puyallup, WA 98372


Application Forms

Secondary Current School Year

2016-17 Secondary Non-Resident Application for Enrollment 
2016-17 Secondary Non Resident Application for Enrollment (Spanish)


Secondary 2017-18 School Year

2017-18 Secondary Non-Resident Application for Enrollment
2017-18 Secondary Non-Resident Application for Enrollment (Spanish)


Elementary Current School Year

2016-17 Elementary Non-Resident Application for Enrollment
2016-17 Elementary Non-Resident Application for Enollment (Spanish)


Elementary 2017-18 School Year

2017-18 Elementary Non-Resident Application for Enrollment
2017-18 Elementary Non-Resident Application for Enrollment (Spanish)


Appeals

Parents have the right to appeal a waiver application that is denied. A letter should be submitted to Erica Scharton within five business days of receipt of the notification. The appeal will be forwarded to the regional Chief Academic Officer for review and a meeting or phone call shall be held within fifteen school business days after receipt of the request.  A written decision will then be issued.

Submit completed waiver application packets or send requests for appeal to the following address or email: schartet@puyallup.k12.wa.us.

Puyallup School District
Attention:  Erica Scharton
Education Service Center
302 Second Street SE 
Puyallup, WA 98372