Where are you at? In the U.S., or elsewhere? I'm more than curious about public schools charging tuition for transfers. I've never heard of it before. Having worked at "schools of choice" in my district for many years, in some tight years our district has limited transfers from out of district, or cut bussing and asked parents to transport their own kids. We currently have no busses except for special ed; that's about 850 families doing drop-off and pick-up every day. But I've never, ever heard of public schools charging "tuition."