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Interdistrict Attendance   

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Interdistrict transfers may occur when space is available. All requests for interdistrict admission or attendance shall be forwarded to the Student Services Department. An administrator in Student Services Department appointed by the Superintendent shall make decisions regarding requests for admission.

Interdistrict attendance permit applications shall be submitted within the deadlines established by Board policy.

The Superintendent or designee may approve an interdistrict attendance permit for a student for any of the following reasons:

1. 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)

2. 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

3. When there is valid interest in specialized courses or training not offered in the district of residence

4. When the student has a parent or guardian who is a full-time employee of the school district of desired attendance.

Each permit shall stipulate the terms and conditions established by both districts under which interdistrict attendance shall be permitted, denied, or revoked, and any standards for reapplication. Existing interdistrict attendance permits shall not be rescinded for students entering grade 11 or 12 in the subsequent school year. (Education Code 46600)

Interdistrict attendance permits shall not be required for students enrolling in Special Education Regional Programs or ROP programs.

Secondary students who wish to participate in interscholastic athletic activities shall abide by all California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) eligibility rules and regulations.

The district may accept completed work, attendance, and other academic progress credited to an accepted student by any district(s) he/she previously attended and may grant academic standing to the student based upon the district's evaluation of the student's academic progress.

The district may revoke an interdistrict transfer if the student is recommended for expulsion pursuant to Education Code 48918 (Education Code 48309).

The following conditions that may result in revocation include falsification of information stated on the permit application, unsatisfactory attendance, continual disruption, or poor academic achievement.

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. (Education Code 46601)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

(cf. 5119 - Students Expelled from Other Districts)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

(cf. 6173.2 - Education of Children of Military Families)

Denial of Transfer/Right of Appeal

The parent/guardian of a student who is denied an interdistrict attendance permit shall receive notice within 30 days of their request regarding the reasons for denial.

Parent/guardian may submit to the Director of Student Services a written letter stating reason of appeal. If the district upholds a denial, in accordance with the law, parent/guardian will be provided with 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 (Education Code 4660.1).

Students who are under consideration for expulsion or who have been expelled pursuant to Education Code 48915 and 49018 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)


approved: February 8, 2011 Oceanside, California

revised: December 10, 2013

revised: December 17, 2019