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Interdistrict Attendance   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that parents/guardians of students who reside in one district may, for a variety of reasons, choose to enroll their child in a school in another district.

(cf. BP 0520.3- Title I Program Improvement Districts)

(cf. BP 5111.12- Residency Based on Parent/Guardian Employment)

(cf. BP 5116.1- Intradistrict Open Enrollment)

(cf. BP 5118- Open Enrollment Act Transfers)

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)

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 Superintendent or designee may deny applications for interdistrict attendance permits if the school's facilities are overcrowded and based on other considerations that are not arbitrary.

Transfers for students who move out of the district without informing the school and without filing an interdistrict attendance permit application within 30 days of the change in residency may also be denied.

The Board has determined the district is being negatively impacted by the number of students requesting transfers to neighboring districts. Therefore, the Board authorized the Superintendent or designee to deny transfers to other districts for students living in the district.

Legal Reference:


41020 Annual district audits

46600-46611 Interdistrict attendance agreements

48204 Residency requirements for school attendance

48300-48316 Student attendance alternatives, school district of choice program

48350-48361 Open Enrollment Act

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


87 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 132 (2004)

84 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 198 (2001) COURT DECISIONS

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

Management Resources:


Transfer Law Comparison, Fact Sheet, March 2011



California Department of Education: Policy


adopted: May 9, 1995 Fallbrook, California

revised: June 22, 2009

revised: March 14, 2011

revised: January 28, 2013

revised: January 13, 2014

revised: April 27, 2015

revised: September 14, 2015