• BP 5117 Interdistrict Attendance

    The Governing Board recognizes that parents/guardians of students who reside in one district may, for a variety of reasons, choose to enroll their child in a school in another district.


    (cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)
    (cf. 5111.12 - Residency Based on Parent/Guardian Employment)
    (cf. 5116.1 - Intradistrict Open Enrollment)
    (cf. 5118 - Open Enrollment Act Transfers)


    Interdistrict Attendance Permits


    The Board may enter into an agreement with any other school district, for a term not to exceed five school years, for the interdistrict attendance of students who are residents of the districts. (Education Code 46600)


    The agreement shall specify the terms and conditions under which interdistrict attendance shall be permitted or denied. It also may contain standards agreed to by both districts for reapplication and/or revocation of the student's permit. (Education Code 46600)


    Upon receiving a permit for transfer into the district that has been approved by the student's district of residence, or upon receiving a written request from the parent/guardian of a district student who wishes to enroll in another district, the Superintendent or designee shall review the  request and may approve or deny the permit subject to the terms and conditions of the interdistrict attendance agreement.


    Legal Reference:
    EDUCATION CODE
    41020 Annual district audits
    46600-46611 Interdistrict attendance agreements
    48204 Residency requirements for school attendance
    48300-48316 Student attendance alternatives, school district of choice program
    48350-48361 Open Enrollment Act
    48900 Grounds for suspension or expulsion; definition of bullying
    48915 Expulsion; particular circumstances
    48915.1 Expelled individuals: enrollment in another district
    48918 Rules governing expulsion procedures
    48980 Notice at beginning of term
    52317 Regional occupational center/program, enrollment of students, interdistrict attendance
    ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
    87 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 132 (2004)
    84 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 198 (2001)
    COURT DECISIONS
    Walnut Valley Unified School District v. the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, (2011) 192 Cal.App.4th 234
    Crawford v. Huntington Beach Union High School District, (2002) 98 Cal.App.4th 1275
    Management Resources:
    CSBA PUBLICATIONS
    Transfer Law Comparison, Fact Sheet, March 2011
    WEB SITES
    CSBA: http://www.csba.org
    California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov