INTERDISTRICT PERMITS - Procedures & Timelines
EWCSD WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING NEW INTERDISTRICT PERMITS FOR THE
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR ON MARCH 1, 2022
Out-of-district residents that would like to attend a school within EWCSD must first get a permit release from their district of residence (contact your District's permit office for instructions). Once you obtain the signed release you can submit that paperwork by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. EWCSD will begin accepting these interdistrict permits for the 2022-2023 school year beginning on March 1, 2022.
Information for 5th Grade Students Currently on Permit:
Current 5th-grade students on an inter-district permit must complete a NEW permit application to continue to one of the middle schools in EWCSD. Please review your ParentSquare account for related posts on this process.
Click here for a copy of Board Policy 5117 - Interdistrict Attendance
Conditions for Approval of Interdistrict Agreements
- Parent(s)/guardian(s) have obtained a written release from their district of residence when initially requesting a permit.
- Transfer agreements are with the East Whittier City School District and not with a specific school.
- Class enrollment in the district school of request will permit additional students.
- Parent(s)/guardian(s) assume full responsibility for providing transportation to and from school.
The Superintendent or designee may approve an interdistrict attendance permit for a student for any of the following reasons when stipulated in the agreement:
- Continuing enrollment
- Complete final year at school
- District Employee
- Child care
- Parent Employee
- Specialized program
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.
The Superintendent or designee may deny initial requests for interdistrict attendance permits due to:
- limited district resources,
- overcrowding of school facilities at the relevant grade level,
- other considerations that are not arbitrary
Once a student is admitted, the District shall not deny continued attendance because of overcrowded facilities at the relevant grade level.
Interdistrict Permits may be revoked if:
- Continuance would lead to program or enrollment overload.
- Student is excessively tardy or absent from school, or student is brought to school excessively early or left excessively late.
- Student fails to uphold appropriate behavior standards.
- Student fails to make appropriate academic efforts.
- False or misleading information was provided.
- Reason for the original issuance of the permit by the district of residence is no longer valid.
- Other conditions that occur that would render continuance inadvisable.
The District may also deny an interdistrict permit request for a student whose permit has been revoked by any East Whittier City School District school in the current or previous school year.
A child of an active military duty parent/guardian shall not be prohibited from transferring out of the District to a school district of choice, if the other school district approves the application for transfer. (Education Code 48301)
For district residents that would like to be released to attend a school in another district, you will need to download the form located below, complete it and sign it. You will then email the completed and signed form to email@example.com for processing. Once approved the form will be sent to the email address indicated on the form. Please allow 5-7 days to process.
20-21 Interdistrict Permit Requests:
For out-of-district families that would like to submit an inter-district permit application for consideration for the current 20-21 school year, you can email your completed application from your district of residence to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that there are limited available spots for permits at this time.