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  • Inter-District Permits Request
     
    May be granted for students to attend a school in the LAUSD, instead of their District of Residence. These types of permits are processed by the Office of Permits and Student Transfers and require release from the District of Residence and acceptance by the desired LAUSD school.

    The incoming inter-district permit application period is open all year long, starting on February 1st for the following school year. Applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be accepted. 
     
     
  • Incoming Inter-District Permit (Entering the LAUSD)

     

    For the City of Angels Indepdendent Study and Virtual School, enrollment priorities will be given to the resident LAUSD students. Families requesting an incoming inter-district permit should be aware that requests are pending until all LAUSD resident students who choose City of Angels are enrolled. Students should not check out of their current school/District of Residence until final approval has been granted. Families may also want to contact their District of Residence to learn what independent study oprions are available through their district.

     

 

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INTER-DISTRICT PERMIT GUIDELINES

INTER-DISTRICT INCOMING PERMIT CHECKLIST

INTER-DISTRICT PERMITS and CRITERIA for INCOMING

 

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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN INCOMING INTER-DISTRICT PERMIT

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HOW TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION

 

 

The incoming inter-district permit application period is open all year, starting on February 1st for the next school year.

Application Process:

  • The parent must fill out the incoming inter-district permit application online.
  • The parent will be instructed to set up an account and then select “inter-district permit”.
  • After submitting application, the parent will receive a confirmation number. A copy of the confirmation number should be recorded for future reference.
  • The parent must upload the required supporting documents to the student’s on-line application.

 

Incoming Inter-District Permit requests can be based upon:

  • Parent Employment
  • Specialized Program
  • Continuing Enrollment
  • Sibling
  • Childcare
  • Victim of an Act of Bullying
  • Child of an Active Duty Military Parent
  • Exception

 

Required documents will vary, depending on the type of permit requested.

LAUSD schools may provisionally enroll an incoming student for a period not to exceed two school months, which begins on the first day of the student’s attendance. Within that timeframe, the student must obtain an official inter-district permit in order to remain in attendance. If no inter-district permit is issued, the student will not be allowed to continue and must enroll in the District of Residence.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: Students cannot apply for an Incoming Inter-district Permit for LAUSD Magnet Schools. Magnet Schools are reserved for LAUSD residents only.

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The Administrative Recommendation Form (Attachment G) must be completed and signed by the LAUSD school site administrator prior to the issuance of an inter-district permit.

The administrator will select/check one of the following boxes:

  • Recommended: Space is available at the school site in the requested grade level, program, etc.
  • Not Recommended: No space is available in the requested program or at the requested grade level. A reason must be provided.
  • Pending: Unable to confirm space and program availability at the time of the request. A reason must be provided.

NOTE: The LAUSD administrator may recommend the enrollment of a student with an IEP, but the final decision is made by the Division of Special Education.

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Once the form is completed by both the parent and school administrator, the parent should upload the document to the student’s on-line application.

Inter-district permit requests based upon childcare needs may be granted when a student lives in the boundaries of one school district, but is cared for by an adult who resides within the boundaries of another school district.  Childcare may be provided before and/or after school, by an individual or licensed child-care facility.   
 
This form must be completed and signed by the responsible childcare individual/facility and the parent/guardian.   
 
Instructions:

  • The childcare provider or facility must complete and sign the top portion of the form.
  • After reading the terms, the parent will sign and date the bottom of the form.
  • The following documents are also required: 
    • If childcare is provided by a Childcare Facility: Copy of Business License 
    • If childcare is provided by an individual: Copy of identification/driver’s license and current utility bill, including address     
  • All documents must be uploaded to the student’s on-line application.

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Parents may check the status of their child’s application.

The following information is required:

  • Child’s Last Name
  • Child’s First Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Confirmation Number
  • School Year

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Parent must upload all required documentation to the student’s on-line application. The documents uploaded should support the type of permit requested.

To upload documents, you must enter the following information:

  • Child’s Last Name
  • Child’s First Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Confirmation Number

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  • Outgoing Inter-District Permit (Leaving the LAUSD)
     
    May be granted for students who reside within the boundaries of the LAUSD, but are requesting to attend another school district. These types of permits are processed by the Office of Permits and Student Transfers and require prior release from the LAUSD prior to enrollment in the desired school district.

    The outgoing inter-district permit application period is opens on February 1st for the next school year and closes on April 30th annually. All requests, other than parent employment, made outside of this designated application period will be referred to the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) for appeal.

    Applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Process:

  • The parent must fill out the outgoing inter-district permit application online.
  • After submitting application, the parent will receive a confirmation number. A copy of the confirmation number should be recorded for future reference.
  • Parent must upload all required documents to the on-line application. The documents should support the type of permit requested.
  • The OPST will review the application and attached documents.
  • The parent will be notified of the decision.
  • If the request is denied, the parent has the right to appeal.

Additional Information:

  • Only one application may be submitted per student per school year.
  • Parent may only request one school district per school year.
  • A separate application must be submitted and approved for each student.
  • All requests are processed in the order received.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • You will receive a response by email (or mail if no email is provided). We recommend checking your junk or spam folders.
  • Inter-district transfers do not carry transportation privileges unless required by law.
  • Students are expected to be in school on time for the full school day.

*PLEASE NOTE: Students who have a valid inter-district permit to attend a specific school may continue attendance in that same school without re-applying annually to the District of Residence or District of Attendance. When the student matriculates (elementary to middle or middle to high school), or there is a change of school placement, a new permit is required from the District of Residence.

Release from the Los Angeles Unified School District does Not Guarantee Acceptance or Enrollment by the Requested School District.

For more information, refer to the Outgoing Information Packet.

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The outgoing inter-district permit application period is opens on February 1st for the next school year and closes on April 30th annually. All requests, other than parent employment, made outside of this designated application period will be referred to the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) for appeal.


Application Process:

  • The parent must fill out the incoming inter-district permit application online.
  • After submitting application, the parent will receive a confirmation number. A copy of the confirmation number should be recorded for future reference.
  • The parent must upload the required supporting documents to the student’s on-line application.

Outgoing Inter-District Permit requests can be based upon:

  • Parent Employment
  • Specialized Comprehensive Program
  • Continuing Enrollment
  • Sibling
  • Childcare
  • Victim of an Act of Bullying
  • Child of an Active Duty Military Parent
  • Exception


Required documents will vary, depending on the type of permit requested.

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Inter-district permit requests based upon childcare needs may be granted when a student lives in the boundaries of one school district, but is cared for by an adult who resides within the boundaries of another school district.  Childcare may be provided before and/or after school, by an individual or licensed child-care facility.   
 
This form must be completed and signed by the responsible childcare individual/facility and the parent/guardian.   
 
Instructions:

  • The childcare provider or facility must complete and sign the top portion of the form.
  • After reading the terms, the parent will sign and date the bottom of the form.
  • The following documents are also required: 
    • If childcare is provided by a Childcare Facility:  Copy of Business License 
    • If childcare is provided by an individual:  Copy of identification/driver’s license and current utility bill, including address     
  • All documents must be uploaded to the student’s on-line application.

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Parents may check the status of their child’s application.

The following information is required:

  • Child’s Last Name
  • Child’s First Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Confirmation Number
  • School Year

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Parent must upload all required documentation to the student’s on-line application. The documents uploaded should support the type of permit requested.

To upload documents, you must enter the following information:

  • Child’s Last Name
  • Child’s First Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Confirmation Number

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  • Inter-District Permit Appeal

    Parents have the right to appeal the denial, cancellation, or revocation of an inter-district permit if they believe that an exception to district policy is warranted or that their circumstances fall within district guidelines.


    For inter-district permit requests, which are denied, cancelled, or revoked by the LAUSD, please follow the guidelines listed below. Parents must appeal to the district that denied the permit request.


    Guidelines:

    • The parent download and complete the Inter-District Permit Appeal Request form.
    • The Appeal Request Form and any supporting documentation must be postmarked within 14 calendar days from the date of the denial letter. Faxed appeals will not be accepted.
    • All inter-district appeal documents:
      • Appeal documents must be uploaded to your child's online application. A follow email should then be sent to: lausd.permits@lausd.net
      • Please follow the appeal instructions that were emailed with your denial letter.
      • DO NOT MAIL ANY DOCUMENTS. STAFF CONTINUES TO WORK REMOTELY AND DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO PHYSICAL MAIL.
    • All appeals received within the timeline will be reviewed by the LAUSD Permits Appeal Committee.
    • The parent will be notified of the Committee’s decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the commencement of instruction in the school year for which the transfer is requested.
    • Additional information may be requested by the Appeals Committee.
    • If the appeal is granted, an inter-district permit will be issued by the OPST.
    • If you do not appeal within the required timeframe, the student will be expected to attend a school in the district of residence

    The decision of the Permits Appeal Committee is the final action of the LAUSD on your inter-district permit request.

    If your request is denied by the LAUSD Permits Appeal Committee, you have the right to appeal that decision to the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) within 30 calendar days of the date of the appeal denial.

    For more information on the LACOE appeals process, please visit their website or contact their office at (562) 922-6301.

    A parent may also appeal to the LACOE for outgoing permit requests, other than parent employment, which are made outside of the designated application period of February 1st – April 30th.

    Additional Information:

    • All appeals must be submitting in writing.
    • Parents must submit one appeal per child.
    • Denial letters will not be re-issued.
    • The student has the right to remain at the current school of attendance pending the final appeal decision or the expiration of provisional enrollment, whichever comes first.

     

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  • Contact
     

    Elsy Rosado Elsy Rosado,
    Director

     

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    For more information, please contact:
    Dianna Armenta, Pupil Services and Attendance Coordinator

    Permits and Student Transfer Support Line
     
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