Interdistrict Criteria

The Superintendent or designee may approve Interdistrict Attendance Permits, incoming or outgoing, under the following conditions, or for the following reasons:

  • To complete a school year when parents/legal guardians have moved out of the district during that particular school year
  • To allow students to complete their education at the particular school in which they were enrolled at the time a change in residence occurred
  • To allow the student to be a “Continuing Student,” provided the student previously attended on an approved Interdistrict Attendance Permit for a minimum of one full school year
  • When the parent(s) of the student in grades TK-12 is employed by the district of desired attendance
  • When the student has siblings currently attending school in the district
  • When the parents/legal guardians are planning to move to the district in the future because they have purchased a home in the district that is part of a new development and the home is not yet ready for occupancy
  • When recommended by the School Attendance Review Board or by county child welfare, probation or social services agency staff in documented cases of serious home or community problems which make it inadvisable or unsafe for the student to attend the school of residence
  • When there is valid interest in a particular educational program not offered in the district of residency
  • In order to comply with conditions stated in existing Interdistrict Attendance Agreements with other districts
  • 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)

Limitations and Guidelines for Interdistrict Attendance Permit Approval:

  • Parents may request an Interdistrict Attendance Permit for a specific school in the district, but such requests will be approved only after IUSD resident students have been placed. No IUSD student shall be displaced by a student on an Interdistrict Attendance Permit
  • Students enrolled at a school that is closed to interdistrict transfers who move during the school year, may be allowed to complete the school year in which they move on an Interdistrict transfer, but may not be allowed to return the following year
  • Interdistrict attendance at an elementary school does not guarantee automatic acceptance at the middle school to which the elementary school feeds. Likewise, interdistrict attendance at a middle school does not guarantee automatic attendance at the high school to which the middle school feeds. In addition to school size and grade level capacity, student, staffing and programmatic needs will be considered in making the decision as to school assignment
  • IUSD schools shall not be expected to exceed 95% of its maximum capacity either with regard to grade level space or program capacity in order to accommodate a student on an Interdistrict Attendance Permit, as determined by the Coordinator of Student Services. Such determination shall be final and not subject to appeal
  • An Interdistrict Attendance Permit is valid only during the school year in which it is issued and will remain valid only so long as the conditions stated in the agreement are maintained
  • Interdistrict Attendance Permits must be renewed on an annual basis
  • A student’s Interdistrict Attendance Permit may be denied or revoked by IUSD for unsatisfactory attendance, behavior, or academic progress, or if the information provided is determined to be false or fraudulent
  • 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
  • Transportation shall not be provided for students admitted pursuant to an Interdistrict Attendance Permit
  • Students attending high school in the IUSD on an approved Interdistrict Attendance Permit are subject to the rules of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), Bylaw 214 of the CIF Southern Section Blue Book, as it pertains to eligibility for participation in interscholastic athletics

Within 30 days of a request for an Interdistrict Attendance Permit, the Superintendent or designee shall notify the parents/legal 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)

If students adhere to the requirements established within the Interdistrict Attendance Permit, existing interdistrict attendance permits shall not be rescinded for students entering grade 11 or 12 in the subsequent school year. (Education Code 46600)

Revised October 3, 2017