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Romero Bill Transfer Information

Montecito Union School District

Overview and Application Timelines

 1.  Only students attending a designated "low-achieving school" are eligible to apply for a transfer under this policy.


2.  Romero Bill transfer applications to schools within the District must be completed on District forms and will be accepted until January 1 of the school year preceding the school year for which the student is requesting a transfer. Any application submitted after January 1 will not be accepted or reviewed.


3.  This application deadline does not apply to an application requesting a transfer if the parent, with whom the student resides, is enlisted in the military and was relocated by the military within ninety (90) days prior to submitting the application.


4.  The District shall notify a Romero Bill applicant's parent and the school district of residence in writing by March 1 of the school year preceding the school year for which the transfer was requested regarding whether the application was approved or denied. All approvals at this time will be provisional, to ensure that the District can enroll its own residents, to whom the District owes a mandatory duty of enrollment.


5.  No later than July 15, the District will send Final Notices to Acceptance to provisionally approved applicants who can be enrolled based upon remaining program capacity.


Open Enrollment Act Policy #5118 (click here)
Romero Bill Transfer Application (click here)
Listing of schools eligible for transfer (click here)