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Interdistrict Attendance Permits

The Superintendent or designee may approve an interdistrict attendance permit for a student 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 a child care provider within district boundaries.

2. To meet the student's special mental or physical health needs as certified by a physician, school psychologist, or other appropriate school personnel

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

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

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

6. 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

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

8. 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

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

10. 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)

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)

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 Superintendent or designee shall ensure that any communication sent to parents/guardians is factually accurate and does not target particular neighborhoods or individual parents/guardians on the basis of a child's actual or perceived academic or athletic performance or any other personal characteristic. (Education Code 48301)

The district shall give priority for attendance to siblings of students already in attendance in the district. (Education Code 48306)

The district shall give priority for attendance to children of military personnel.

Any existing entrance criteria for specialized schools or programs shall be uniformly applied to all applicants. (Education Code 48305)

Not later than 90 days after the district receives an application for transfer, the Superintendent or designee shall notify the parent/guardian in writing whether the application has been provisionally accepted or rejected and of the student's position on any waiting list.

Whenever the number of applicants exceeds the number of interdistrict transfers that may be accepted as determined by the Board of Trustees, students accepted for transfer shall be selected by a random drawing of the provisionally accepted applications.

Final acceptance or rejection of applications shall be made by May 15 of the school year preceding the school year for which the student may be transferred. (Education Code 48308)

However, if an application is submitted for a student who is residing with a parent/guardian enlisted in the military and that parent/guardian was relocated by the military 90 days prior to the submission of the application, then the district shall make a final decision to accept or reject the application within 90 days of its receipt. If the student's application has been submitted less than 90 days prior to the beginning of the school year, then the district shall accept or deny the application before the school year begins. Upon his/her acceptance, the student may immediately enroll in a district school. (Education Code 48308)

The Superintendent or designee shall notify the student's district of residence of the district's decision.

Students admitted through the school district of choice program are deemed to have fulfilled district residency requirements pursuant to Education Code 48204. (Education Code 48301)

Final acceptance of the transfer is applicable for one school year and shall be renewed automatically each year unless the Board, by adoption of a resolution, withdraws from participation in the program and no longer accepts transfer students from other districts. (Education Code 48308)

The district may accept any completed coursework, attendance, and other academic progress credited to an accepted student by any district(s) he/she has previously attended and may grant academic standing to the student based upon the district's evaluation of the student's academic progress. (Education Code 48309)

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

The district may deny a transfer into the district under the school district of choice program if:

1. The Board determines that the transfer into or out of the district would negatively impact a court-ordered or voluntary desegregation plan of the district. (Education Code 48301)

2. The transfer into the district would require the district to create a new program to serve that student, except that the district shall not reject the transfer of a student with disabilities or an English learner. (Education Code 48303)


approved: October 13, 2016 Sausalito, California