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Out-of-District Waivers

The Puyallup School District allows for students living outside the district boundaries 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 form from the resident district.

Due to overcrowding and high enrollment, not every school in the Puyallup School District is open for non-resident waivers. Enrollment at the following schools is closed for the 2022-23 school year (this list is subject to change).

    • Ferrucci Junior High
 
Enrollment applications for one of the above schools will be denied unless your student meets one of the exception criteria listed below. If you wish to enroll your student in one of the above schools, please provide a 1st and 2nd choice of schools that are currently open.  The following exceptions may apply:


 
Siblings of a student currently attending and returning to the same school for the next school year
 
Children of district employees
 
Non-resident waiver renewals (students continuing at their current school)


OUT-OF-DISTRICT WAIVER APPROVAL 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 waiver 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.

If the student on an approved waiver does not meet these criteria, the principal will communicate expectations to the parent and student, and the out-of-district waiver may be revoked.


APPLICATION DUE DATES FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

Secondary Non-Resident Applications for Enrollment will be accepted each year beginning Dec. 10 (applications will be automatically denied if submitted before this date). Applications will be reviewed on Jan. 10, Apr. 10, and June 1. For optimal consideration for the next school year, submit  applications by Jan. 10. Acceptance or denial of applications received by Jan. 10 will be communicated to parents by Feb. 28. Applications submitted after the third due date in June may not be considered until after the fourth day of school in Sept.


Elementary Non-Resident Applications for Enrollment will be accepted each year beginning Feb. 14 (applications will be automatically denied if submitted before this date). 
Applications will be reviewed on Mar. 1, May 1, and June 15. For optimal consideration for the next school year, submit  applications by Mar. 1. Acceptance or denial of applications received March 1 will be communicated to parents by Apr. 15. Applications submitted after the third due date in June may not be considered until after the fourth day of school in September. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

1. Complete a Non-Resident Application for Enrollment for applicable school year.

2. Obtain a Release of Attendance from your resident district (submit Choice Transfer request).

3. First time applicants must submit the following as well:

• Transcript
 Immunization record
 Previous school discipline record (if there are no discipline issues, provide a signed and dated statement from the previous school indicating such)
 Attendance record
 State assessment records
 Kindergarten: A copy of the child's birth certificate and immunizations

2022-23 Elementary Non-Resident Application (English) (Spanish)

2022-23 Secondary Non-Resident Application (English) (Spanish)


Submit the application, the release, and the necessary additional information via email, USPS or in person. 
Applications must be complete to be accepted.

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


 

APPEALS

Parents have the right to appeal a denied waiver application. Submit a letter to [email protected] within five business days of receipt of the denial notification. The appeal will be forwarded to the Executive Director of Elementary or Secondary Schools for review. 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.

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