Transfers are required for students to attend a school other than their "home school" - the school assigned is based on the parent/guardian's legal address of residence.

    Students wishing to transfer into or out of the Gaston School District must complete transfer requests at BOTH resident and non-resident district offices. This is also required for mid-year movers.

    Inter-district transfer requests are accepted April 1 - May 15 for the 2024-2025 school year. Applications outside of the standard window will be considered for emergencies and hardships only, subject to available space. Hardship is defined in ORS 582.321.0019(1)(c) as used in this rule:

    1. “ADM" means the average daily membership as defined in ORS 327.006.
    2. "Emergency to protect the health, safety or welfare of the student" includes but is not limited to sexual assault, threats against a student's life, or threats of imminent harm.
    3. "Hardship" means any of the following:
      1. The student is impacted by a parent or guardian's military deployment;
      2. The student is experiencing instability related to homelessness or foster care placement;
      3. The student has a documented medical condition that necessitates transfer;
      4. Death of a student's parent;
      5. The student does not have access to safe and affordable childcare in the resident district; or
      6. The student is involved in a documented case of severe harassment, intimidation, bullying or cyberbullying.

    NOTE: Transfers are not effective until BOTH the Gaston School District and the non-resident district have approved the request.

    You can download the form below.

    If you have any other questions, please contact:

    Carolyn Lowery
    503-985-0210 ext. 1265

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