The California Education Code § 56504 ensures parents the right and opportunity to examine all school records of his or her child and to receive copies of these records within five business days after making a request either orally or in writing.

The Palo Alto Unified School District has established a Custodian of Records to receive requests for records and to ensure these records are copied and provided to the individual making the request.

Students currently attending Palo Alto Unified School District, request records from school of current attendance.

The Palo Alto Unified School Central Attendance Office is responsible for the permanent archiving of student cumulative records of former PAUSD students. Cumulative records are maintained for students who attended PAUSD schools from the early 1900s to present. Records for each PAUSD school the student attended may include a listing of classes completed, grades, test scores, immunization records, and graduation status.

High school students records are generally maintained at the last school of attendance for approximately five (5) years from the date of graduation or withdrawal after which they are sent to Central Attendance Office. If the student recently graduated or withdrew from the district please request transcripts from last school of attendance or the Central Attendance during summer school months, (June-July).

Please direct subpoenas for student records to:
Central Attendance Office:  Records Requests
25 Churchill Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94306
Phone:  650.329.3707/ Fax:  650.321.4525

Special Education Student Records

Submit a Special Education Records Request Form by fax or postal mail:

Fax request to:  650. 833.4265

Mail request to:
Special Education Department
Palo Alto Unified School District
25 Churchill Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Attention to the Director of Special Education
For questions:  650.833.4257

The Central Attendance Office maintains records for all students that have attended PAUSD public schools. Records for private and non-public schools geographically located within PAUSD boundaries are not maintained by the Central Attendance Office. Request for such records must be directed to the private or non-public school.

Enrollment Verification

Enrollment Verifications are not released over the phone, submit an Enrollment Verification Form by fax or postal mail.

Fax request to 650.321.4525

Transcripts

Transcripts are available for a fee at individual schools and the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) Central Attendance office.

Requesting a Transcript

  • Ask your school—if you are currently attending school or graduated within the last five years.
  • Ask Central Attendance—if you graduated more than five years ago.

The Request for Transcript Form [PDF] is available online, at your school, or at the PAUSD Central Attendance office. Payment must be received before transcripts can be distributed. You must also provide a valid photo ID along with your transcript request. Please include all names that were used during school at time of attendance and graduation.

Transcript Fees

  • $10 for the first copy to be sent within 10 days of receiving your application and payment.
  • $15 for the first copy for same day service.
  • $5 per additional copy.
  • Cash and Check only, payable to PAUSD.
  • Provide a valid photo ID.

If you have questions, contact your school or the Welcome Center at (650) 329-3707 or osmith@pausd.org