Required Documentation and
Procedures for Clearing Dropouts
Dropout List Due by March 17, 2016
supporting withdrawal information in MiSiS must be available when requested for
students transferring to another LAUSD school, enter the appropriate withdrawal
type and reason, and the name of the next school in MiSiS. However, if the student does not enroll at
another LAUSD school, the student will be counted as a dropout at the last
school of attendance. A Parent Assurance
Letter will not remove these students from the dropout list.
students transferring to and attending another public or private educational
institution outside the district leading toward a high school diploma or its
equivalent, a request for records, signed by a school official on school
letterhead or a Parent Assurance Letter is considered adequate
If the student has been
verified as enrolled at a school that has not requested records, enter the
appropriate information on the Transcript Request page (under Academics) in
MiSiS, including the date of the contact, school name and city, and the name of
Students transferring to
another California public school may be counted as a dropout if the student
cannot be located in another California public school by CDE. These
students will be counted as “lost transfers” and added to the dropout count for
To avoid “lost
transfers,” ensure that the next California public school uses the correct
Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) of the transferee. If the SSID is
different, fax the discrepancy to School Information Branch at (213) 241-8969.
Reference Guide 6452.1 Outlining Graduates, Completers and Dropouts can be found here.
For tips on how to clear the 2014-15 Dropout List click here.
For instructions on accessing the Dropout List click here.