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Interdistrict Attendance Permits

The Superintendent or designee may approve an interdistrict attendance permit for a student in grades TK-8 for any of the following reasons:

1. To meet the child care needs of the student

Such students may be allowed to continue to attend district schools only as long as they continue to use, and provide proof of, a child care provider within district boundaries.

2. When the student has a sibling attending school in the receiving district, to avoid splitting the family's attendance

3. To allow the student to complete a school year when his/her parents/guardians have moved out of the district during that year

4. To allow the student to remain with a class graduating that year from an elementary or middle school

5. 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

6. When the student will be living out of the district for one year or less

7. When recommended by the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) 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

8. When there is valid interest in a particular educational program not offered in the district of residence

9. To provide a change in school environment for reasons of personal and social adjustment

Every interdistrict attendance permit shall stipulate the terms and conditions under which the permit may be revoked. (Education Code 46600) Interdistrict transfer permits are only good for one school year and students must reapply each year.

The Superintendent or designee may deny initial requests for interdistrict attendance permits if school facilities are overcrowded at the relevant grade level or based on 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.

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.

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)

The district may revoke a student's enrollment if he/she is recommended for expulsion pursuant to Education Code 48918. (Education Code 48309)

In exercising discretion whether to grant or deny an interdistrict transfer request for any student in grades TK-8, the Superintendent or designee may deny a request under the following circumstances:

1. A student who is attending a district school under an interdistrict transfer permit shall not attend any school at the expense of a child who resides in the district.

2. Approval of the request would require the addition of a special program, service or class.

3. The transferring student is determined to undermine the educational environment of the district due to an established disciplinary record, prior attendance, refusal to agree to abide by school rules or other similar information as determined from the student's school record and as otherwise determined by the district.

4. The transferring student or his parents/guardians refuse to comply with the processes required for evaluation of an applicant for transfer, including refusal to agree to the student transfer contract, refusal to provide information requested by the Superintendent or designee to aid in the evaluation of the transfer request, and the provision of misinformation or false information.

5. For such other circumstances which, at the discretion of the Superintendent or designee, justify the denial of the permit.

Evaluation of Transferring Students

The Superintendent or designee may require, as part of the evaluation of an interdistrict transfer request, that a student or his parents/guardians provide information regarding the educational, disciplinary and criminal history of the student applicant. The district may, as part of this evaluation, require the presentation of student records from the transferring district.

The Superintendent or designee may further require that a student and his parents/guardians sign an acknowledgment of the rights of the district to revoke the interdistrict transfer permit under circumstances as set forth in these regulations.

The purpose of this request for information shall be to assist in the determination of whether the student will cost the district more than the additional state aid received for that student, whether the student will undermine the educational environment of the district, or to evaluate any of the other criteria listed herein for determination of the acceptance or rejection of an interdistrict transfer request. This information shall not be used to deny an interdistrict transfer based upon the disabled status of the student nor on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, parental income, scholastic achievement, or any other arbitrary consideration.

Revocation of Interdistrict Transfer Permits

Pursuant to Board Policy 5117, an interdistrict transfer permit may be revoked by the Superintendent or designee at any time for any of the following reasons:

1. Student misconduct, including, but not limited to, a violation of law, school rule or school directive, whether or not such misconduct constitutes a violation of Education Code 48900, et seq.

2. Failure of the student to maintain a satisfactory record of attendance.

3. Failure of the student to make an effort to maintain appropriate grades. Class size limits are not satisfactorily maintained.

5. Continued attendance would require the addition of a special program, service or class.

6. Continued attendance would displace a resident student in light of class size limitations or other considerations.

7. Failure of the parent/guardian to arrange for their child to be picked up at dismissal time unless he or she is under the direct supervision of a teacher for a specified reason (athletics, band, etc.).

8. Failure of the parent/guardian to provide adequate supervision or childcare before or after school.

9. Failure of the parent/guardian to comply with reasonable requests by the district.

10. Any misrepresentation on the interdistrict transfer application or enrollment packet that is discovered by the district.

Transfers Out of the District

Pursuant to Board Policy 5117, transfers out of the district shall be denied to the extent permitted by law, except as follows:

1. To accommodate a request by a parent/guardian due to the place of employment of the parent/guardian. Parent/guardian must submit proof of employment within the boundaries of the district they are requesting the student attend.

2. To accommodate a request by a parent/guardian to accommodate the childcare needs of the student. Parent/guardian must submit proof of childcare within the boundaries of the district they are requesting the student attend.

3. Under exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Superintendent or designee.

4. Transfers may only be approved for the school year for which the application was submitted in order to allow a student who recently moved to the District to finish the school year at the school the student was attending before the move.

Regulation OAKLEY UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: September 18, 2002 Oakley, California

revised: January 21, 2004

revised: June 16, 2004

revised: March 12, 2014

revised: August 17, 2016