SCHOOL ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES

BOARD POLICY - 5116

The Board of Education believes each family in the district should have the opportunity to be served in a school within reasonable proximity of their residence; therefore, families in any given attendance area shall be given priority to enroll their children in their assigned school. In order to maximize learning for all IUSD students, the Board shall establish school attendance boundaries that balance enrollment, enable the equitable distribution of resources and allow for the most effective use of district facilities.

To alleviate overcrowding, the Superintendent or designee may place some students in a school outside of their attendance area. Parents/legal guardians of students who are attending schools outside of their attendance area or are affected by an approved attendance boundary change shall be notified of the school their child will be attending in a timely manner.

 

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35160 Authority of governing boards

35160.1 Broad authority of school districts

35160.5 District policies; rules and regulations

35291 Rules

35350 Transportation of students

35351 Assignment of students to particular schools

GOVERNMENT CODE

53311-53317.5 Establishment of community facilities district

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

Article I, Section 31 Discrimination based on race, sex, color, ethnicity

COURT DECISIONS

Crawford v. Huntington Beach Union High School District (2002) 98 Cal.App.4th 1275

Crawford v. Board of Education (1976) 17 Cal.3d 280

Jackson v. Pasadena City School District (1963) 59 Cal.2d 876

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

 

Policy Adopted: May 20, 2003
Policy Revised: October 3, 2017

Administrative Regulation 5116: School Attendance Boundaries  
Board Policy 7100: School Location and Facility Planning
Board Policy 5111: Admission/Residency