BP 5117


    Interdistrict Attendance

    The Governing Board recognizes that parents/guardians of students who reside within the geographic boundaries of one district may, for a variety of reasons, desire to enroll their children in a school in another district.

    (cf. 5111.1 - District Residency)
    (cf. 5116.1 - Intradistrict Open Enrollment) 

    Interdistrict Attendance Agreements and 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. 

    If the number of transfer applications exceeds the number of transfers the Board has elected to accept, approval for transfer shall be determined by a random drawing held in public at a regularly scheduled Board meeting.  (Education Code 48301) 


    The district shall not provide transportation beyond any school attendance area. Upon request of a student's parent/guardian, the Superintendent or designee may authorize transportation for an interdistrict transfer student to and from designated bus stops within the attendance area of the school that the student attends if space is available. 


    Legal Reference:
    41020  Annual district audits
    46600-46610 Interdistrict attendance agreements
    48204  Residency requirements for school attendance
    48300-48317 Student attendance alternatives, school district of choice program
    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
    48985  Notices to parents in language other than English
    52317  Regional occupational center/program, enrollment of students, interdistrict attendance
    Article 1, Section 31  Nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin
    87 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 132 (2004)
    84 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 198 (2001)
    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:  http://www.csba.org
    California Department of Education:  http://www.cde.ca.gov 


    Policy adopted:  06/28/1983
    Renumbered:  08/13/1986
    Amended:  02/18/1988; 10/04/1990; 09/16/1993; 04/28/1994; 04/21/2005; 12/13/2012; 09/15/2016; 10/17/2019