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Interdistrict Attendance   

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The Superintendent or designee may approve interdistrict attendance permits for the following reasons:

1. To meet the child care needs of a student (Education Code 46601.5)

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

(cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)

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

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

5. To allow students to remain with a class graduating that year from an elementary, junior, or senior high school

6. To let high school seniors attend the same school they attended as juniors, even if their families moved out of the district during the junior year

7. 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

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

9. 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

(cf. 5113.1 - Truancy)

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

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

Interdistrict attendance permits or applications shall not be required for students enrolling in a regional occupational center or program. (Education Code 52317)

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 agreements if the school's facilities are overcrowded at the relevant grade level and based on other considerations that are not arbitrary. However, once a student is admitted based on child care needs, his/her continued attendance may not be denied because of overcrowding.

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.

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

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)

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

Procedures for Interdistrict Transfers

The following procedures shall apply in reviewing, authorizing, or denying and monitoring transfers in implementation of district policy:

1. Processing Interdistrict Transfers

The Director of Student Support Services or his/her designee shall have responsibility for processing all interdistrict transfers in accordance with Board policy and State California Department of Education, County Department of Education and other pertinent regulations, rules, and/or directives.

2. Requesting Interdistrict Transfers

Students residing in the district requesting interdistrict transfer to another district must complete the following documents:

a. Parent(s)/guardian(s)/caregiver(s) of student seeking interdistrict transfer may obtain from the Office of Student Support Services and complete the San Diego County Department of Education Form 341-SS. "Reasons for Request" should be explicit, establishing a firm basis for request. The form is delivered to the Office of Student Support Services for processing.

b. The Director of Student Support Services or his/her designee will forward the form to the district of desired attendance.

c. The designated administrator(s) of the district of desired attendance will review the application, complete Section C, and return the white copy to the supervisor of attendance or the parent(s)/guardian can carry the form to the district desired of attendance.

d. The school district of attendance will distribute the approved or not approved forms.

3. Students Residing in Another District

Students residing in another district requesting interdistrict transfer to the district.

a. Parent(s)/guardian(s)/caregiver(s) of student applying for interdistrict transfer obtain from the office of the designated administrator of the district of residence, and complete Section A of the San Diego County Department of Education Form 341-SS. "Reason for Request" should be explicit, thorough, and, as clearly as possible, establish a firm basis for the request. The form is to be delivered to the designated administrator of the district of residence for processing.

b. The designated administrator of the district of residence, after conferring with selected administrators of his/her own district, will complete their section of the form and forward it to the Director of Student Support Services for the district.

c. The Director of Student Support Services or his/her designee will review the application and, after conferring with the desired school of attendance and/or other district administrators as appropriate, will make a determination regarding approval or denial of the request and distribute copies appropriated to the designated administrator of the school of residence.

d. In review of the application by the Director of Student Support Services or his/her designee, particular emphasis is to be placed on students who have been expelled for assault, sale of dangerous drugs, possession or use of weapons, or other violations, the circumstances of which would indicate the student's presence at a school or site of an alternative program would pose possible danger to the persons or property or possible threat of disruption of instructional programs.

4. Appeal of Request Denial

Parent(s)/guardian(s) may appeal any denial of the request for interdistrict transfer. Such appeal shall be in writing to the San Diego County Board of Education.

5. Athletic Eligibility

Athletic eligibility will be established according to the CIF Greenbook and the Metropolitan League Bylaw.

Regulation SWEETWATER UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: November 17, 2008 Chula Vista, California