Castro Valley USD | AR 5117 Students
Interdistrict Attendance Permits
In accordance with an agreement between the Board of Education 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. To meet the student'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 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 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 (e.g., escrow papers, lease agreement, record of deposit) 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 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 - Chronic Absence and Truancy)
8. When there is valid interest in a particular educational program not offered in the district of residence.
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 in the district because of overcrowded facilities at the relevant grade level.
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
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)
(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)
In grades K-5, a student with an interdistrict attendance permit, may be moved to another school in the district during the first 10 days of a new school year to accommodate a new resident in the attendance area of the school.
The district will attempt to move a student with an interdistrict attendance permit only once in grades K-5.
If moving a student with an interdistrict attendance permit is necessary, the student most recently granted an interdistrict attendance permit to the school will be the first student moved.
When it is necessary to move a student with an interdistrict attendance permit, the district will attempt to keep siblings together.
Student Services will annually notify parents of K-5 students with an interdistrict attendance permit that the student could be moved to another school during the first 10 days of a new school year to accommodate a new resident in the attendance area of the school.
Regulation CASTRO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
approved: August 16, 2014 Castro Valley, California