Kenwood ESD | BP 5117 Students
The Board of Trustees recognizes that parents/guardians of students who reside within the geographic boundaries of one district may, for a variety of reasons, desire to enroll their children in a school in another district.
(cf. 5111.1 - District Residency)
(cf. 5116.1 - Intradistrict Open Enrollment)
School District of Choice Program
The Board has designated the district as a "school district of choice" and shall accept students who reside within other California school districts who wish to attend a district school.
The Board shall, by resolution, annually establish the number of students who will be accepted into the district through this program based on recommendations by the Superintendent or designee as to the number of transfer students the district will be able to accept and the schools, grades, and programs that will be able to accept the students. Once established, the district shall accept all students who apply to transfer into the district until the district is at maximum capacity, as required pursuant to Education Code 48301.
Students shall be admitted to district schools through an unbiased process that prohibits an inquiry into or evaluation or consideration of whether or not a student should be enrolled based upon the student's academic or athletic performance, physical condition, proficiency in English, any of the individual characteristics set forth in Education Code 200, or family income. (Education Code 48301)
If the number of transfer applications exceeds the number of transfers the Board has elected to accept, approval for transfer shall be determined by a random drawing held in public at a regularly scheduled Board meeting. (Education Code 48301)
The Board will use the following criteria to approve interdistrict transfers:
1. The district will not approve any applications for interdistrict transfer into K-3 classrooms that are projected to have 20 or more students in the school year following the date the application is received.
2. The Board will not approve any applications for interdistrict transfer into 4-6 classrooms that are projected to have 24 or more students and 20 students in the multi grade classroom in the school year following the date the application is received. Multi-grade enrollment shall not exceed 60% in any one grade level.
Because the district admits students in accordance with the school district of choice program, the Superintendent or designee shall not admit students based on individual interdistrict attendance permits pursuant to Education Code 46600-46610 except under extraordinary circumstances.
The Superintendent or designee shall keep an accounting of all requests for admittance and a record of their disposition, including, but not limited to, all of the following: (Education Code 48313)
1. The number of requests granted, denied, or withdrawn and, for denied requests, the reason for the denial
2. The number of students transferred into and out of the district pursuant to this program
3. The race, ethnicity, gender, self-reported socioeconomic status, eligibility for free or reduced-price meals, and the district of residence for each student transferred into or out of the district pursuant to this program
4. The number of students transferred into or out of the district pursuant to this program who are classified as English learners or students with disabilities
5. As applicable, the number of students described in items #3 and 4 above who are provided transportation assistance to a district school or program, and the total number of students provided transportation assistance, pursuant to the school district of choice program
The Superintendent or designee shall report to the Board, at a regularly scheduled meeting, the information specified in items #1-5 above. No later than October 15 of each year, the Superintendent or designee shall provide the same information for the current school year, as well as information regarding the district's status as a school district of choice in the upcoming school year, to each geographically adjacent school district, the county office of education, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Education Code 48313)
(cf. 3460 - Financial Reports and Accountability)
The district shall not provide transportation beyond any school attendance area. Upon request of a student's parent/guardian, the Superintendent or designee may authorize transportation for an interdistrict transfer student to and from designated bus stops within the attendance area of the school that the student attends if space is available.
41020 Annual district audits
46600-46610 Interdistrict attendance agreements
48204 Residency requirements for school attendance
48300-48317 Student attendance alternatives, school district of choice program
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
48985 Notices to parents in language other than English
52317 Regional occupational center/program, enrollment of students, interdistrict attendance
Article 1, Section 31 Nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin
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
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
Policy KENWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: April 11, 2019 Kenwood, California