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Interdistrict Attendance   

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In accordance with an agreement between the Board of Trustees and the board of another district, a permit authorizing a student's attendance outside his/her district of residence may be issued upon approval of both the district of residence and the district of proposed attendance.

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

1. 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)

(cf. 5131.2 - Bullying)

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

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

4. To allow the student to remain with a class graduating that year.

5. To allow a high school senior to attend the same school he/she attended as a junior, even if his/her family moved out of the district during the junior year.

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.

(cf. 5113.1 - Chronic Absence and Truancy)

(cf. 5113.12 - District School Attendance Review Board)

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

9. To permit children of District employees to attend District schools under the following conditions:

a. Employee must be a member of the district management team, regular school year certificated employee, confidential classified employee, or employee covered by the classified bargaining unit.

b. Employee must have permanent or probationary status in the District, with a .5 FTE or greater assignment.

c. Children of employees will be defined as the natural and adopted children currently residing with a District employee as described above, or the children of an employee's registered Domestic Partner currently residing with the employee.

d. Employees may be a member of a feeder district if a jointly signed resolution of reciprocity exists outlining the conditions for transfer. The aforementioned conditions would also apply.

The Superintendent or designee may deny initial requests for interdistrict attendance permits due to limited district resources, overcrowding of school facilities at the relevant grade level, or 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.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

Within 30 calendar 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)

Pending a decision by the two districts or an appeal by the County Board, the Superintendent or designee may provisionally admit a student who resides in another district for a period not to exceed two school months. (Education Code 46603)

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)

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. (Education Code 46600)

Regulation TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: February 23, 1993 Larkspur, California

revised: October 14, 2003

revised: May 22, 2007

revised: October 26, 2010

revised: February 6, 2018