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Oxnard SD |  AR  5116.1  Students

Intradistrict Open Enrollment   

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Transfers for Victims of a Violent Criminal Offense

Within a reasonable amount of time, not to exceed 14 days, after it has been determined that a student has been the victim of a violent criminal offense while on school grounds, the student's parents/guardians shall be offered an option to transfer their child to an eligible school identified by the Superintendent or designee. In determining whether a student has been a victim of a violent criminal offense, the Superintendent or designee shall consider the specific circumstances of the incident on a case-by-case basis and consult with local law enforcement as appropriate. Examples of violent criminal offenses include, but are not limited to, attempted murder, battery with serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, rape, sexual battery, robbery, extortion, or hate crimes.

The Superintendent or designee shall consider the needs and preferences of the affected student and his/her parent/guardian in making the offer. If the parent/guardian elects to transfer his/her child, the transfer shall be completed as soon as practicable.

Transfers from a "Persistently Dangerous" School

Upon receipt of notification from the California Department of Education (CDE) that a school has been designated as "persistently dangerous," the Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians of the school's designation:

1. Within 10 days of receipt of the notification from CDE, notice of the school's designation

2. Within 10 days of receipt of the notification from CDE, notice of the option to transfer their child

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

Parents/guardians who desire to transfer their child out of a "persistently dangerous" school shall provide written notification to the Superintendent or designee and shall rank-order their preferences from among all schools identified by the Superintendent or designee as eligible to receive transfer students. The Superintendent or designee may establish a reasonable timeline, not to exceed seven school days, for the submission of parent/guardian requests.

The Superintendent or designee shall consider the needs and preferences of students and parents/guardians before making an assignment, but is not obligated to accept the parent/guardian's preference if the assignment is not feasible due to space constraints or other considerations. For students whose parents/guardians accept the offer, the transfer shall generally be made within 30 school days of receiving the notice of the school's designation from the CDE. If parents/guardians decline the assigned school, the student may remain in his/her current school.

The transfer shall remain in effect as long as the student's school of origin is identified as "persistently dangerous." The Superintendent or designee may choose to make the transfer permanent based on the educational needs of the student, parent/guardian preferences, and other factors affecting the student's ability to succeed if returned to the school of origin.

The Superintendent or designee shall cooperate with neighboring districts to develop an interdistrict transfer program in the event that space is not available in a district school.

(cf. 5117 - Interdistrict Attendance)

Other Intradistrict Open Enrollment

Except for transfers for victims of a violent crime and from a "persistently dangerous school," the following procedures shall apply to intradistrict open enrollment pursuant to Education Code 35160.5:

1. The Superintendent or designee shall identify those schools which may have space available for additional students. A list of those schools and open enrollment applications shall be available at each school site, the district office, and on the district's web site.

2. After the enrollment priorities have been applied in accordance with Board policy, if there are more requests for a particular school than there are spaces available, a random drawing shall be held from the applicant pool. A waiting list shall be established to indicate the order in which applicants may be accepted if openings occur during the year. Late applicants shall not be added to the waiting list for the current year but shall instead wait for a subsequent lottery.

3. The Superintendent or designee shall provide written notification to applicants as to whether their applications have been approved, denied, or placed on a waiting list. If the application is denied, the reasons for denial shall be stated.

4. Approved applicants must confirm their enrollment within 5 school days.

Once enrolled, a student shall not be required to reapply for readmission. However, the students may be subject to displacement due to excessive enrollment.

Any complaints regarding the enrollment process shall be submitted in accordance with the "Appeal of Decision" section listed below in this administrative regulation.

Notifications

Notifications shall be sent to parents/guardians at the beginning of each school year describing all current statutory attendance options and local attendance options available in the district. Such notification shall include: (Education Code 35160.5, 48980)

1. All options for meeting residency requirements for school attendance

(cf. 5111.1 - District Residency)

(cf. 5111.12 - Residency Based on Parent/Guardian Employment)

(cf. 5111.13 - Residency for Homeless Children)

2. Program options offered within local attendance areas

3. A description of any special program options available on both an interdistrict and intradistrict basis

4. A description of the procedure for application for alternative attendance areas or programs and the appeals process available, if any, when a change of attendance is denied

5. A district application form for requesting a change of attendance

6. The explanation of attendance options under California law as provided by the CDE

Capacity

The capacity of each school will be estimated by March 1 of the preceding school year based on facility size, enrollment projections, transfer requests, and the contractual staffing ratios. Final capacity for the year will be established on the sixth school day.

Space Available

Whereas most parents prefer to have their children attend the school closest to their home, space availability for students not residing within the attendance boundary of the requested school is defined as follows:

Elementary

* Enrollment in K-1 classes is less than 20 students

* Enrollment in 2-3 classes is less than 27 students

* Enrollment in 4-5 classes is less than 32 students

Secondary

* The student can receive an appropriate 6-period program without taking the last space in any class.

Process for Intradistrict Transfer Requests

Parents or guardians whose child lives in the District boundaries and who want their child to attend a school other than their neighborhood school, shall complete an Intradistrict Transfer Request form and submit it to the Enrollment Center located at 925 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030 no later than 5:00 p.m. on the first Monday in March annually preceding the upcoming school year. Intradistrict Transfer Requests will be accepted between the first Monday in March and the first Monday in February and March annually. Approval of Intradistrict Transfer Requests will be based on the availability of space and staffing ratios at the requested school. If there are more applicants than space available, then applicants will be selected by a random drawing. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications no later than May 30 annually preceding the upcoming school year.

Priority for Intradistrict Transfer Requests shall be considered after priority for enrollment as described in Oxnard School District Board Policy 5116.1:

1. Any student enrolled in a district school that has been identified on the state's Open Enrollment Act list (Education Code 48354)

(cf. 5118 - Open Enrollment Act Transfers)

2. Any student enrolled in a district school designated by the California Department of Education as "persistently dangerous" (20 USC 7912; 5 CCR 11992)

(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)

3. Any student who is a victim of a violent crime while on school grounds (20 USC 7912)

Intradistrict Transfer Requests received by the application deadline will be approved OR placed on a "wait list" in the order determined by a random lottery. Wait lists will be maintained for the duration of the school year. No students who apply after the application deadline will be approved for transfer until the wait list for school and grade level have been exhausted.

Priority for Intradistrict Transfer Request Approval

Priorities 1 through 5 below refer to Intradistrict Transfer Requests that are Oxnard School District resident students (except as noted in priority 6 below) and shall be granted as follows for requests received by the first Monday in March lottery deadline:

1. Student is current enrollee of the school.

2. Student is sibling of current enrollee and the siblings will be concurrently enrolled.

3. Student requesting to transfer to his/her neighborhood school, based on student's address of residence.

4. Student is new enrollee residing within the school's attendance area.

5. Student is requesting to attend a school as a preference.

Multiples (twins, triplets) will receive the same lottery number. This does not apply to other siblings.

Only one Intradistrict Transfer Requests will be permitted per school year, and only two schools may be requested per application.

Late Intradistrict Transfer Requests submitted outside the application window will be accepted and will be given priority after all other Intradistrict Transfer Requests. None of the enrollment priorities outlined above are available with late applications. Approval of late Intradistrict transfer requests will be based upon current space availability. Approval or denial of late Intradistrict transfers will occur within 30 calendar days after the start of the school year or within 14 calendar days for requests received once the school year has started.

The Intradistrict transfer process may also be utilized during the school year for families who move from one school attendance area to another. For a student to continue enrollment at a school site after moving out of the local attendance area, a family should complete the Intradistrict transfer request and submit the form to the Enrollment Center once a new address of residence is established.

If there is not enough space for all children in one family to enroll, the parents will have 5 business days in which to decide whether to enroll any of the children in the school of choice.

Once approved, a student in grades K-12 becomes a "current enrollee of the school" with priority for continued enrollment; no further applications for that school are required.

Transportation

Students with an approved Intradistrict Transfer Request are not entitled to transportation services other than those normally provided by the District.

Appeal of Decision

A parent/guardian may appeal the District's decision to deny or revoke an Intradistrict Transfer Request as follows:

A. The appeal shall be made in writing to the Director of Pupil Services.

B. The Director of Pupil Services shall review the appeal and:

1. Overturn the decision, or

2. Present the appeal to the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services

C. The Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services shall review the appeal

and:

1. Overturn the decision, or

2. Present the appeal to the Superintendent

D. The Superintendent shall review the appeal and support either the appeal or the District's original decision.

A parent may appeal the decision of the Oxnard School District Board of Education to the Ventura County Board of Education within 30 days of the decision.

Special Programs

Oxnard School District maintains specialized academic programs at various school sites. Participation within these programs does not require an intradistrict transfer request. However, these programs do have enrollment constraints as outlined here:

Transitional Kindergarten - Oxnard School District maintains a transitional kindergarten program at selected school sites depending on space. These school sites are designed to serve as "hubs" for the local school area. Students who enroll in transitional kindergarten will be assigned to the closest "hub" within the local area. If no space is available at the closest "hub", then the student will be assigned to the next closest transitional kindergarten "hub". Students who enroll for transitional kindergarten during the posted enrollment window will receive first priority in assignment to the local "hub". If requests for transitional kindergarten exceed the capacity of the local "hub", then a lottery process will be used. Bus transportation is provided within this program as outlined in the District's transportation guidelines

Dual Language Programs - Oxnard School District offers this bilingual education program in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Application for new students to enter the program is made during the posted application window which coincides with kindergarten enrollment. If requests for a school site's dual language program exceed the anticipated enrollment capacity, then a lottery process will be used. Class composition must follow the model and guidelines as described in the Dual Language Handbook. Bus transportation is not provided as part of this program. Admission to the program will be based upon the following priorities in order:

Priority #1 - Students who enroll within the posted window

a. Students who have a sibling concurrently attending the school and live within the local school attendance area

b. Students who live within the local school attendance area

c. Students who do not live within the local school attendance area

Priority #2 - Students who do not enroll within the posted window

a. Students who have a sibling concurrently attending the school and live within the local school attendance area

b. Students who live within the local school attendance area

c. Students who do not live within the local school attendance area

Transitional Bilingual Education - Oxnard School District offers this bilingual education program at selected schools. Bus transportation is provided within this program as outlined in the District's transportation guidelines. Admission to the program will be based upon the following priorities in order:

Priority #1 - Students who enroll within the posted window

a. Students who have a sibling concurrently attending the school and live within the local school attendance area

b. Students who live within the local school attendance area

c. Students who do not live within the local school attendance area

Priority #2 - Students who do not enroll within the posted window

a. Students who have a sibling concurrently attending the school and live within the local school attendance area

b. Students who live within the local school attendance area

c. Students who do not live within the local school attendance area

Middle School Academy - Enrollment for the Middle School Academies is open to students attending one of Oxnard School District's K-5 elementary schools. Students from all K-5 schools must submit an application to attend the Middle School Academy of choice. These enrollment priorities govern the process:

1. Enrollment applications for the Middle School Academies will begin on the first Monday in December yearly and conclude on first Friday in February yearly. Families will be notified of placement on the first Monday in March yearly.

2. Families must rank their choice in priority for the Middle School Academies on the enrollment application.

3. If requests for a middle school exceed the anticipated enrollment capacity, then a lottery process will be used.

4. The following enrollment priorities apply in order:

a. Students currently enrolled in Oxnard School District who submitted application by the annual deadline; sibling will be concurrently attending the requested middle school.

b. Students currently enrolled in Oxnard School District who submitted application by the annual deadline.

c. Students not currently enrolled in Oxnard School District but living within the District attendance area and who submitted application by the annual timeline

d. Students not currently enrolled in Oxnard School District and not living within the District attendance area and who submitted application by the annual timeline (These students must apply for an interdistrict transfer.)

e. Students who submit an application outside the annual deadline will have last priority in placement and be given placement based upon projected space availability. (These students must apply for an interdistrict transfer if residing outside Oxnard School District.)

Regulation OXNARD SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: November 2, 2011 Oxnard, California

revised: January 18, 2017