Sequoia Union HSD | AR 5117 Students
Interdistrict Attendance Agreements
Applications for interdistrict attendance shall be submitted to the district office by February 1 of the year preceding the school year for which the student may be transferred. The application deadline may be waived upon agreement between the district and the district of residence.
The Superintendent or designee may approve interdistrict agreements for the following reasons after considering the effect of such decisions on the District's resources and total enrollment.
1. To meet a child's special mental or physical health needs, as certified by a physician, school psychologist, or other appropriate school personnel which could not be met at the school district of residency.
2. When the student has a sibling(s) attending school in a receiving district to avoid dividing the family.
3. To complete a school year when parents/guardians have moved out of the District during that year.
4. To permit seniors to attend the same school they attended as juniors, even if their families moved out of the District during the junior year.
5. 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 district of residence.
6. When a program (other than special education) not offered in the district of residency is offered in the Sequoia Union High School District and is critical to the well-being of the student because of special circumstances. "Program" is defined as a series of courses, not a single course that a student remains enrolled in for the complete series.
7. To accommodate students of district employees and employees of partner districts living outside the SUHSD boundaries.
8. 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)
Interdistrict attendance agreements or applications shall not be required for students enrolling in an ROC or ROP program. (Education Code 52317)
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to revoke any interdistrict attendance permit at any time should the reason for granting the permit cease to exist. Nonresident students who pose significant discipline or truancy problems may have their permits revoked immediately, as permitted by law.
With the approval of the Superintendent or designee, transportation normally provided for students living in the District may be provided for students attending on an interdistrict attendance agreement when space is available.
Denial of Interdistrict Transfer Agreement
The parent/guardian of a student who is denied a transfer requested pursuant to Education Code 46600-46611 shall receive timely notice, in accordance with law, regarding 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.
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)
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. Existing interdistrict attendance permits shall not be rescinded for students entering grade 11 or 12 in the subsequent school year, unless the standards in the attendance agreement are not met. (Education Code 46600)
Regulation SEQUOIA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: December 10, 1997 Redwood City, California
revised: April 2, 2003
revised: August 24, 2005
revised: November 19, 2014
revised: December 6, 2017
revised: December 20, 2017