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La Canada USD |  BP  5116.1  Students

Intradistrict Open Enrollment   

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The Governing Board desires to provide enrollment options that meet the diverse needs and interests of district students and shall annually review these options.

Students who reside within district boundaries may apply for enrollment in any district school. The Superintendent or designee shall determine the capacity of each district school and establish a random, unbiased selection process for the admission of students from outside a school's attendance area. In accordance with law, no student currently residing within a school's attendance area shall be displaced by another student transferring from outside the attendance area.

(cf. 5116 - School Attendance Boundaries)

Enrollment Priorities

Schools receiving requests for admission shall give priority for attendance to siblings of children already in attendance in that school.

A student may be subject to displacement due to excessive enrollment.

The Board shall annually review this policy. (Education Code 35160.5, 48980)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35160.5 District policies; rules and regulations

35291 Rules

35351 Assignment of students to particular schools

48980 Notice at beginning of term

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6316 Transfers from program improvement schools

7912 Transfers from persistently dangerous schools

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

11992-11994 Definition of persistently dangerous schools

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.36 Dissemination of information

200.37 Notice of program improvement status, option to transfer

200.39 Program improvement, transfer option

200.42 Corrective action, transfer option

200.43 Restructuring, transfer option

200.44 Public school choice, program improvement schools

200.48 Transportation funding for public school choice

COURT DECISIONS

Crawford v. Huntington Beach Union High School District, (2002) 98 Cal.App.4th 1275

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

85 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 95 (2002)

Management Resources:

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE

Public School Choice, December 4, 2002

Unsafe School Choice Option, July 23, 2002

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy LA CANADA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 13, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California