5117 – Student – Student Attendance – Interdistrict Attendance

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Adopted – 11/6/1997
Revised – 6/06/2019

Because the Pacific Grove Unified School District is a “basic aid” district, the State does not provide funding to educate children who reside in other school districts. As a result, enrollment of students whose parents or guardians reside in other school districts reduces the educational resources available for resident students and increases class size. It is therefore the District’s general policy not to accept interdistrict transfer students who might otherwise be allowed to enroll under Education Code sections 46600 et seq. or subdivision (b) section 48204 of the Education Code.

School District of Choice

The District elects not to be a “school district of choice” as defined in Education Code 48300 through 48316, and no transfers will be accepted pursuant to Education Code 48300 et seq.

Interdistrict Attendance Agreements

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

Interdistrict Attendance Permits

The Board of Education delegates to the Superintendent or designee the authority to grant or deny interdistrict attendance permit requests. The Superintendent or designee may make exceptions to the District’s general policy of denying interdistrict attendance permit requests under those circumstances set forth in this policy and Administrative Regulation #5117.

Victims of Bullying

In accordance with law, students who have been determined to be victims of bullying as defined in Education Code section 48900, subdivision (r), shall be given priority consideration for an interdistrict transfer permit as set forth in Administrative Regulation #5117.

Annual Reapplication Required
Once a student is admitted to a school on the basis of an interdistrict attendance permit, he/she shall not be required to reapply for an interdistrict transfer and shall be allowed to continue to attend the school in which he/she is enrolled, unless reapplication standards are otherwise specified in the interdistrict attendance agreement. Existing interdistrict attendance permits shall not be rescinded for students entering grade 11 or 12 in the subsequent school year. (Education Code 46600)
Updated and Accurate Information

Any student enrolled in the District pursuant to this policy shall immediately notify the District of any change in circumstances which would affect the student’s eligibility for admittance under this policy. Failure to provide such notification may result in disenrollment and/or disqualification from future enrollment under this policy.

Falsification of Information

In no event shall interdistrict attendance be approved, and any such permission for attendance previously approved shall be immediately revoked, if false information has been provided to the District in a student’s interdistrict attendance application or in any initial or subsequent residency claim or documentation provided to the District.

Legal Reference:
46600-46610 Interdistrict attendance agreements
48204 Residency requirements for school attendance
48915 Expulsion; particular circumstances
48915.1 Expelled individuals: enrollment in another district
48918 Rules governing expulsion procedures
48980 Notice at beginning of term
52317 Admission of persons including nonresidents to attendance area; workers’ compensation for pupils

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