Moraga ESD | AR 5117.1 Students
Interdistrict Attendance Agreements
The Superintendent or designee may approve incoming and outgoing interdistrict agreements for the following reasons:
1. To complete a school year when parents/guardians have moved out of the district during that year.
2. To allow students to remain with a class graduating that year from an elementary or middle school; or
3. When the parent/guardian provides written evidence the family will be moving to the receiving district in the immediate future and would like the student to start the year in that district.
A student's interdistrict transfer approval will not cause the District's attendance figures to exceed capacity. Capacity is maintaining a minimum vacancy of six spaces at each grade level in transitional kindergarten to 8th grade. When determining vacancies, the maximum number of students per class, only for the purposes of this policy, shall be as follows:
Grades TK through 3 - 21 students
Grades 4 and 5 - 24 students
Grades 6 through 8 - an average of 25 for core, science, math, English Language Arts and history/social studies classes
Students may be subject to displacement to another school within the district, due to enrollment considerations.
All interdistrict transfer students under this policy must apply for or renew their transfer requests annually and before May 30.
Eligibility for Interdistrict Attendance
A. The District will only accept interdistrict attendance requests from students if all of the following criteria are satisfied:
1. The student has demonstrated above average academic performance and/or performs at or above grade level standards; the student has never been suspended or expelled from any school. For purposes of this requirement, any stipulated expulsion or any other similar agreement constitutes an expulsion rendering the student ineligible for consideration for interdistrict attendance;
2. The student has a satisfactory discipline/behavior record; The District has in place the program or program(s) necessary to serve the pupil;
3. The District has sufficient space available for the student; and
4. The cost of educating the transfer student would not exceed the average amount of expenditures for a non-transfer student at this grade level.
All students shall be provided equal opportunity based on this policy if they meet the eligibility requirements for consideration of an interdistrict transfer.
1. Children of Moraga School District employees will be given first priority;
2. Children of full-time Acalanes High School District employees will be given second priority;
3. Children whose parent(s) are employed full-time by St. Mary's College, the Town of Moraga, or the Moraga Orinda Fire department will be given third priority;
4. Children whose parent(s) are employed within the attendance boundaries of the District will be given fourth priority (for the purposes of this provision employment shall mean that the parent performs a full time job that requires their physical presence in Moraga);
5. Children whose grandparent is a Moraga resident will be given fifth priority.
Transportation shall not be provided for students attending on an interdistrict agreement.
By the first day of school, there will be a random drawing of qualified priority one requests until available capacities are reached.
If space remains, there will be a random drawing of qualified priority two requests until the available capacities are reached.
If space remains, there will be a random drawing of qualified priority three requests until the available capacities are reached.
If space remains, there will be a random drawing of qualified priority four until the available capacities are reached.
If space remains, there will be a random drawing of qualified priority five until the available capacities are reached.
A student will be allowed to continue their enrollment if all enrollment conditions continue to be met and their enrollment does not deny a space for a district resident enrollment or a priority one enrollment.
Denial of Interdistrict Transfer Agreement
The parent/guardian of a student whose transfer request is denied, pursuant to Education Code 46600-46611, shall receive timely notice in accordance with the law regarding the process for appeal to the County Board of Education. This notice shall be provided by the district denying the request, or, in the absence of an agreement between the districts, by the district of residence.
Revocation of Interdistrict Attendance
A student's interdistrict attendance agreement may be revoked for any of the following reasons:
1. Truancy or tardiness - "Truancy" for purposes of this policy is defined as absences or tardies not illness related of more than one (1) per month
2. Disruption of the educational program
3. Failure to progress toward meeting grade level proficiency
4. When the District no longer has space in the program required by the student
5. Disciplinary action occurs including suspension or expulsion
6. Failure to maintain above average academic performance
7. Parent(s) is no longer employed in a qualifying status; or
8. The cost of educating the transfer student would exceed the average amount of expenditures for a non-transfer student at this grade level.
Regulation MORAGA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: June 6, 2000 Moraga, California
revised: June 27, 2000
revised: May 2008
revised: February 2011
revised: March 11, 2014