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Interdistrict Attendance Permits (requests to attend a school outside of RUSD)
The District has established a process to evaluate requests for students who reside in our District but are requesting to attend school in another district. This process is called an Interdistrict Transfer Permit. The permit must be approved by both districts in order to allow the student to enroll. Students currently attending another district on a previously approved Interdistrict Attendance Permit will continue to be approved on an annual basis by the district of residence (renewal).
Use the Rocklin Unified School District Application for Interdistrict Attendance Permit if you are a resident of Rocklin and wish to transfer to a different school district. If you reside in another district and wish to transfer to a Rocklin school, you will start the process at your district of residence.
The Superintendent or designee may approve Interdistrict Attendance Permits for the following reasons:
1. To meet the child care needs of the student. Such students may be allowed to continue to attend district schools only as long as they continue to use a child care provider within district boundaries
2. To meet the student's special mental or physical health needs as certified by a physician, school psychologist, or other appropriate school personnel, with concurrence from the district (cf. 6159 - Individualized Education Program)
3. When the student has a sibling attending school in the receiving district, to avoid splitting the family's attendance
4. To allow the student to complete a school year when his/her parents/guardians have moved out of the district during that year
5. To allow the student to remain with a class graduating that year from an elementary, middle, or senior high school
6. To allow a high school senior to attend the same school he/she attended as a junior, even if his/her family moved out of the district during the junior year
7. When the parent/guardian provides written evidence that the family will be moving into the district in the immediate future and would like the student to start the year in the district
8. When the student will be living out of the district for one year or less
9. To participate in a special academic program not offered in the district of residence
10. To provide a change in school environment for reasons of personal and social adjustment
11. When recommended by the School Attendance Review Board or by county, child welfare, probation, or social service agency staff in documented cases of serious home or community problems which make it unadvisable for the student to attend the school of residence.
12. When the parent/guardian has provided proof of employment within the district boundaries. (cf.5111.12 – Residency Based on Parent/Guardian Employment)
13. Other reasons not included on the Interdistrict Attendance Permits
Interdistrict Attendance Permits shall not be required for students enrolling in a regional occupational center or program. (Education Code 52317)
Every Interdistrict Attendance Permit shall stipulate the terms and conditions under which the permit may be revoked. (Education Code 46600).
Examples of conditions that may result in revocation include falsification of information stated on the permit application, unsatisfactory attendance, continual disruption, or poor academic achievement.
The Interdistrict Attendance Permit may also be revoked when behavior, grades and/or attendance issues warrant a return to the school of attendance. This decision is the responsibility of the principal/designee and that decision is final.
Each Interdistrict Attendance Permit shall stipulate the terms and conditions established by both districts under which Interdistrict Attendance shall be permitted, denied, or revoked, and any standards for reapplication. (Education Code 46600)
Existing Interdistrict Attendance Permits shall not be rescinded for students entering grade 11 or 12 in the subsequent school year. (Education Code 46600)
The Superintendent or designee may deny initial requests for RUSD Interdistrict Attendance Permits if school facilities are overcrowded at the relevant grade level or based on other considerations that are not arbitrary. If the district designates a school site to be impacted because of enrollment capacity, other alternatives will be offered to the student.
RUSD employees at that site who have children attending on Interdistrict Attendance Permits will have priority for enrollment only after students who are residents of that attendance area. RUSD employees within the district who have children attending on Interdistrict Attendance Permits will be asked to choose other alternatives. RUSD employees who work at that site but who are hired after the school is declared impacted will be asked to choose other alternatives. (AR 5111.12 Residency based on Parent/Guardian Employment)
Within 30 days of a request for an Interdistrict Attendance Permit, the Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/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) (cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)
Students who are under consideration for expulsion or who have been expelled may not appeal Interdistrict Attendance Permit denials or decisions while expulsion proceedings are pending, or during the term of the expulsion. (Education Code 46601) (cf. 5119 - Students Expelled from Other Districts) (cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)
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 designated bus stops within the attendance area if space is available. Priority for such transportation shall be based on demonstrated financial need.
Special Education Students
Interdistrict Attendance Permits for students identified for special education must be reviewed by the student's IEP team to determine if the request is related to the student's disability and if the Interdistrict Attendance Permit is necessary for the student to benefit from special education services. If it is determined that the request is not related to the student's special education program, the request shall be considered parental choice and, as such, is subject to Board policy regulations. A representative from the requested district of choice must attend the IEP to verify placement availability and determine if a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) can be provided at the district of choice.
Updated June 2016