Atascadero USD | BP 5117 Students
The Board of Trustees recognizes that students who reside in one district may choose to attend school in another district and that such choices are made for a variety of reasons.
(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)
(cf. 5111.12 - Residency Based on Parent/Guardian Employment)
(cf. 5116.1 - Intradistrict Open Enrollment)
(cf. 5118 - Open Enrollment Act /Transfers)
Interdistrict Attendance Permits
The Board may enter into an agreement with any other school district, for a term not to exceed five school years, for the interdistrict attendance of students who are residents of the districts. (Education Code 46600)
The agreement shall specify the terms and conditions under which interdistrict attendance shall be permitted or denied. It also may contain standards agreed to by both districts for reapplication and/or revocation of the student's permit. (Education Code 46600)
The Superintendent or designee may deny the granting of an interdistrict attendance permit because of overcrowding within district schools or limited district resources.
Upon receiving a permit for transfer into the district that has been approved by the student's district of residence, or upon receiving a written request from the parent/guardian of a district student who wishes to enroll in another district, the Superintendent or designee shall review the request and may approve or deny the permit subject to the terms and conditions of the interdistrict attendance agreement.
The district shall not provide transportation outside any school attendance area.
Limits on Student Transfers out of the District to a School District of Choice
The Superintendent or designee may limit the number of student transfers out of the district to a school district of choice based on the percentages of average daily attendance specified in Education Code 48307.
In addition, transfers out of the district may be limited during a fiscal year when the County Superintendent of Schools has given the district a negative budget certification or when the County Superintendent has determined that the district will not meet the state's standards and criteria for fiscal stability in the subsequent fiscal year exclusively as a result of student transfers from this district to a school district of choice. (Education Code 48307)
(cf. 3100 - Budget)
(cf. 3460 - Financial Reports and Accountability)
41020 Annual district audits
48204 Residency requirements for school attendance
48900 Grounds for suspension or expulsion; definition of bullying
48915 Expulsion; particular circumstances
48915.1 Expelled individuals: enrollment in another district
48918 Rules governing expulsion procedures
48980 Notice at beginning of term
52317 Regional occupational center/program, enrollment of students, interdistrict attendance
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
87 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 132 (2004)
84 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 198 (2001)
Walnut Valley Unified School District v. the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, (2011) 192 Cal.App.4th 234
Crawford v. Huntington Beach Union High School District, (2002) 98 Cal.App.4th 1275
Transfer Law Comparison, Fact Sheet, March 2011
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: May 3, 2005 Atascadero, California
revised: October 4, 2011
revised: December 11, 2012