The Governing Board desires to provide options that meet the diverse needs, potential and interests of district students and shall annually review enrollment options.
Students who reside within the 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.
The district will not provide transportation outside the school’s attendance area if attendance is based upon a parent request to attend a school outside the student’s attendance area.
The Superintendent or Designee shall develop the necessary regulations for implementing this policy.
Open enrollment shall be granted annually on a space available basis at the receiving school. No student currently residing within a school’s attendance area shall be displaced by a student on open enrollment (not including students who enroll after the beginning of the school year. (Education Code 35160.5) Students who move into an attendance area will be reassigned to another school if their grade level is at maximum capacity.
The Governing Board retains the authority to maintain appropriate racial and ethnic balances among district schools. (Education Code 35160.5)
Students on open enrollment will be required to apply for open enrollment transfer each year during the district open enrollment period. Transfer requests will be considered only after all students residing in the school’s attendance area have been accommodated.
If it becomes necessary to displace students on open enrollment at any grade level, students will be displaced in reverse order (last in, first out) of their acceptance.
A student’s open enrollment may be canceled if his/her attendance, academic achievement, or behavior interferes with the student’s educational progress. Cancellation of student open enrollment shall occur at any time deemed necessary by the open enrollment school.
**If approved, a student on open enrollment MUST stay at the open enrollment school for one school year.
When an open enrollment intradistrict application is denied, the parent/guardian may appeal to the Director of Student Services in writing within 30 days of receiving the denial. An answer will be given in writing either approving or denying the appeal. The response will state the reason for approval or denial.