Moraga ESD | AR 5117 Students
In accordance with an agreement between the Governing Board 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 meet the child care needs of the student. Such a student may be allowed to continue to attend district schools only as long as he/she continues to use a child care provider within district boundaries.
3. To meet the student's special mental or physical health needs as certified by a physician, school psychologist, or other appropriate school personnel.
(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)
4. When the student has a sibling attending school in the receiving district, to avoid splitting the family's attendance.
5. To allow the student to complete a school year when his/her parents/guardians have moved out of the district during that year.
6. To allow the student to remain with a class graduating that year from an elementary or middle school.
7. 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.
8. When the student will be living out of the district for one year or less.
9. 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)
10. When there is valid interest in a particular educational program not offered in the district of residence.
11. To provide a change in school environment for reasons of personal and social adjustment.
1. First priority will be given to children of Moraga School District employees.
2. Second priority will be given to children of full-time Acalanes High School District employees.
3. Third priority will be given to children whose parents/guardians are employed full-time by St. Mary's College, the Town of Moraga, or the Moraga Orinda Fire department.
4. Fourth priority will be given to children whose parents/guardians are employed within the attendance boundaries of the district. For the purposes of this provision employment shall mean that the parent/guardian performs a full time job that requires their physical presence in Moraga.
5. Fifth priority will be given to children whose grandparent is a Moraga resident.
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, 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.
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
Within 30 days of a request for an interdistrict permit, 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. (Education Code 46601)
(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. (Education Code 46600)
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, 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. Parents/guardians 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: October 14, 2014 Moraga, California