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Interdistrict Attendance   

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In accordance with an agreement between the Board of Trustees and the board of another district, a permit authorizing a student's attendance outside his/her district of residence may be issued upon approval of both the district of residence and the district of proposed attendance.

The Superintendent or designee may approve an interdistrict attendance permit for a student for any of the following reasons when stipulated in the agreement:

1. When the student has been determined by staff of either the district of residence or district of proposed attendance to be a victim of an act of bullying as defined in Education Code 48900(r). Such a student shall be given priority for interdistrict attendance under any existing interdistrict attendance agreement or, in the absence of an agreement, shall be given consideration for the creation of a new permit. (Education Code 46600)

(cf. 5131.2 - Bullying)

2. To allow "regular status" employees, who reside outside the District boundaries, the opportunity to enroll their students in a Carlsbad Unified School District school pursuant to Education Code section 48204(b).

3. When the student has a sibling attending school in the receiving district, to avoid splitting the family's attendance.

4. To allow a high school senior to attend the same school he/she attended as a junior, even if his/her family moved out of the District during the junior year.

5. When the parent/guardian provides written evidence that the family will be moving into the District in the immediate future and would like the student to start the year in the District.

6. When recommended by the school attendance review board or by county child welfare, probation, or social service agency staff in documented cases of serious home or community problems which make it inadvisable for the student to attend the school of residence.

(cf. 5113.1 - Chronic Absence and Truancy)

(cf. 5113.12 - District School Attendance Review Board)

The Superintendent or designee may deny initial requests for interdistrict attendance permits due to limited District resources, overcrowding of school facilities at the relevant grade level as well as capacity of a program, class or school building, or other considerations that are not arbitrary. However, once a student is admitted, the District may not deny him/her continued attendance because of overcrowded facilities at the relevant grade level.

Students already enrolled are nevertheless subject to any terms and conditions stipulated by the interdistrict agreement under which the permit may be revoked.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

The Superintendent or designee shall notify the parents/guardians of a student who is denied interdistrict attendance regarding the process for appeal to the County Board of Education as specified in Education Code 46601.

1. For requests submitted for transfer during the regular school year, or within 29 days of the start of the regular school year, the parent(s)/guardian(s) shall be notified within 30 days of receipt of the request.

2. For requests for interdistrict attendance in the subsequent school year, submitted up to 30 days prior to the start of the subsequent school year, the parent(s)/guardian(s) shall be notified within 14 calendar days of the start of the subsequent school year.

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

Pending a decision by the two districts or an appeal by the County Board, the Superintendent or designee may provisionally admit a student who resides in another district for a period not to exceed two school months. (Education Code 46603)

Students who are under consideration for expulsion or who have been expelled may not appeal interdistrict attendance denials or decisions while expulsion proceedings are pending or during the term of the expulsion. (Education Code 46601)

(cf. 5119 - Students Expelled from Other Districts)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

Once a student is admitted to a school on the basis of an interdistrict attendance permit, he/she shall not be required to reapply for an interdistrict transfer and shall be allowed to continue to attend the school in which he/she is enrolled, unless reapplication standards are otherwise specified in the interdistrict attendance agreement. Existing interdistrict attendance permits shall not be rescinded for students entering grade 11 or 12 in the subsequent school year. (Education Code 46600)

The interdistrict transfer may be denied and/or revoked by the District/school of attendance for the following reason(s):

1. Unsatisfactory attendance

2. Unsatisfactory academic achievement

3. Failure to adhere to District/school discipline policy


approved: July 26, 2006 Carlsbad, California

revised: November 9, 2016

revised: December 12, 2018