5116.1 – Student – Student Attendance – Intradistrict Open Enrollment

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Adopted – 11/6/1997
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The Governing Board desires to provide enrollment options that meet the diverse needs and interests of district students and shall annually review these options. (EC 35160.5 & 48980)

Students who reside within district boundaries may apply for enrollment in any district school. The Superintendent or designee shall determine the capacity of each district school and establish a random, unbiased selection process for the admission of students from outside a school’s attendance area. In accordance with law, no student currently residing within a school’s attendance area shall be displaced by another student.

The Board retains the authority to maintain appropriate racial and ethnic balances among district schools. (Education Code 35160.5)

Enrollment Priorities

Schools receiving requests for admission shall give priority for attendance to siblings of children already in attendance in that school.

A student may be given priority for attendance outside his/her current attendance area when special circumstances exist that may be harmful or dangerous to that particular student. Harmful or dangerous special circumstances shall be identified pursuant to law and administrative regulations.

Schools or specialized programs that had a waiting list on or before July 1, 1994, shall give students on the waiting list priority over students transferring after July 1, 1994, from outside the attendance area.

Any student attending a school prior to July 1, 1994, shall be considered a current resident of that school, for the purposes of intradistrict enrollment only, until the student graduates or is promoted from that school.

Once enrolled, a student shall not have to apply for readmission. However, the student may be subject to displacement due to excessive enrollment. (EC 35160.5)

The Superintendent or designee shall inform parents/guardians when certain schools or grade levels within a school are currently, or are likely to be, at capacity and therefore unable to accommodate any new students.


The district shall not provide transportation outside the school’s attendance area. However, upon request, the Superintendent or designee may authorize transportation for students living outside the attendance area to and from a designated bus stop within the attendance area if space is available. Priority for such transportation shall be based on demonstrated financial need. (Ec 35160.5)

EC 35160.5, 35291, 35351, 48980
CSBA Date – 10/95

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