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INTER- DISTRICT ATTENDANCE PERMIT

Transfer to a different District-

Reason must be in accordance with Board Policy 5117

 

The Inter District Attendance permit application, along with supporting documents, can be emailed to permits@nlmusd.org, or by fax to (562) 868-7541.

2021-2022

In order to transfer to a school outside the District (inter-district), families must complete and submit an application within the time frame indicated (December 1, 2020 -January 31, 2021)

Reasons for Granting Inter-District Attendance Permits 

 

Child Care - A permit may be granted for a student in grades K-5 only who is cared for by someone other than the parent/guardian or a Child Care Center in a district different than the student’s place of residence, if the parent/guardian is employed or if both parents/guardians are employed. The parent/guardian will be required to obtain a document on letterhead stationary that includes the following:

  • Employer’s signature.
  • Employment verification information to verify that the individual is working during the child’s school hours.
  • Verification that he/she is currently employed on a full-time regular basis for not less than 30 hours per week.

 

Residence - A permit may be granted if:

  • A student moves from one school district to another during the second school semester and wishes to remain enrolled at the school he/she attended during the first semester to complete the school year. (Proof of change of address is required)
  • A twelfth (12th) grade student who moves from one school district to another and wishes to attend the same school he/she attended as a junior.  (Transcript required)

 

Anticipated Move - A permit may be granted if the parent/guardian of a student certifies that a residence is being built in another district or attendance zone; or that money is in escrow for the purpose of securing a residence in another district which the family will occupy within the semester in which the permit is requested. Parents shall furnish documentation, e.g., escrow papers, utility receipts or other acceptable evidence.

 

Social Factors - A permit may be considered for a student because of psychological social problems, medical problems, parole regulations, etc.  Acceptable evidence must be presented to the district personnel, which verifies the student’s situation.

 

Employment - A permit may be granted to a student to attend school in another district if one or both of the parents or legal guardians of the pupil are employed within the boundaries of that school district. The parent/guardian will be required to obtain a document on letterhead stationary that includes the following:

  • Employer’s signature.
  • Employment verification information to verify that the individual is working during the child’s school hours. 
  • Verification that he/she is currently employed on a full-time regular basis for not less than 30 hours per week.

     

Priority for interdistrict attendance shall be given to a student who has been determined by staff of either the district of residence or district of proposed enrollment to be a victim of an act of bullying, as defined in Education Code 48900(r), committed by a student of the district of residence.  (Education Code 46600)

 

This permit is valid and is subject to all the terms and conditions of the Inter-District Attendance Agreement made or to be made between the District of Residence and District of Attendance.  Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District will not be responsible for any additional expense for out of district students.  Transportation will NOT be provided by the district.  All permits are subject to review at any time should class overloads occur.  Permits may also be canceled for the following reasons:

 

  •      Falsification or misrepresentation of information.
  •      If excessive tardiness or absence occurs.
  •      If students are brought to school excessively early and/or left excessively late.
  •      If academic expectancy is not achieved or other conditions occur which would render continuance inadvisable.
  •      If behavior is not in compliance with standards established by district and school policy.

 

Levels of Appeal

If a permit is denied, the following protocols are to be followed to appeal the disposition of the District:

 
1.   Appeal to permit Review Committee
    • Appeal within 10 days of notification
2.   Appeal to Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education
    • Appeal within 10 days of denial by Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District Permit Review Committee
3.   Appeal to Los Angeles County Board of Education
    • If a student's interdistrict transfer request is denied by the Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education, the Superintendent or designee shall, in writing, notify the parents/guardians of their right to appeal to the County Board of Education within 30 calendar days from the date of the final denial.  (Education Code 46600.2)
 
If a student's interdistrict transfer request is denied by the Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education, the Superintendent or designee shall, in writing, notify the parents/guardians of their right to appeal to the County Board of Education within 30 calendar days from the date of the final denial.  (Education Code 46600.2)
 

*Failure of parent/guardian to meet any timelines established by the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District shall be deemed an abandonment of the request.

 

All notices to parents/guardians regarding the district's decision on any request for interdistrict transfer shall conform to the translation requirements of Education Code 48985, and may be provided by regular mail, electronic format if the parent/guardian provides an email address, or by any other method normally used to communicate with parents/guardians in writing.  (Education Code 46600.2)

 

Pending a decision by the two districts or by the County Board on appeal, the Superintendent or designee may provisionally admit a student who resides in another district for a period not to exceed two school months, provided the district is the district of proposed enrollment. If the decision has not been rendered by the conclusion of two school months and the districts or County Board is still operating within the prescribed timelines, the student shall not be allowed to continue attending the district school to which the student was provisionally admitted.  (Education Code 46603)

 

Students who are under consideration for expulsion or who have been expelled may not appeal interdistrict attendance denials or rescissions while expulsion proceedings are pending or during the term of the expulsion.  (Education Code 46601)

 

Once a student is admitted to a school on the basis of an interdistrict attendance permit, the student shall not be required to reapply for an interdistrict transfer and shall be allowed to continue to attend the school of enrollment, unless reapplication standards are otherwise specified in the interdistrict attendance agreement. Existing interdistrict attendance permits shall not be rescinded after June 30 following a student's completion of grade 10 or for any student entering grade 11 or 12 in the subsequent school year.  (Education Code 46600)