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Per Board Policy 5117, In accordance with an agreement between the Governing Board and the board of another district, a permit authorizing a student's attendance outside his/her district of residence may be issued upon approval of both the district of residence and the district of proposed attendance.

Guidelines and Other Related Information – Interdistrict Attendance Permits

  • Approvals/denials are made by Pupil Services and not by school sites. Schools are not to accept or process any Interdistrict Attendance Permit applications that have not been approved through SDUHSD Pupil Services.
  • When an Interdistrict Attendance Permit request is denied, the parent/guardian may appeal the decision within 30 days of the date listed on the denial. In order to appeal, a parent/guardian must submit a written letter to the SDUHSD Pupil Services Department with a full explanation of the basis of their appeal. Placement at a school within SDUHSD other than the desired school of attendance is not a denial of an Interdistrict Attendance Permit and may not be appealed.
  • Students found to be using fraudulent addresses or students who have moved outside the SDUHSD boundaries without filing an Interdistrict Attendance Permit within 30 days of the change of residence will be immediately dropped and their records will be sent to the school district where they reside.
  • Athletic eligibility will be governed by CIF regulations. Transfers for grades 9-12 may result in the student being ineligible to play CIF sports for a period of time. Eligibility determinations are subject to the rules of the San Diego Section of the California Interscholastic (CIF-SD) and its member conferences and leagues. If you should have any questions regarding eligibility, the phone number for CIF-SD is (619) 292-8165.
  • For any additional questions, please contact Pupil Services at 760-753-6491 ext. 5596.


Interdistrict attendance permits for the 2018-19 school year will be accepted at the SDUHSD Office - 710 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, 92024, beginning Monday, March 12, 2018 through Friday, May 11, 2018.  
 ENTERING SDUHSD – Interdistrict Attendance Permit Application Process
  • All continuing students approved on an Interdistrict Attendance Permit must re-apply annually.
  • The parent/guardian starts the process with the district of residence.
  • New Permit forms can be submitted from March 12, 2018 through May 11, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.  These forms cannot be submitted electronically.
  • Students new to SDUHSD must attach academic, attendance, and discipline records from the district they are currently attending to the Interdistrict Attendance Permit application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • If the desired school of attendance is at capacity or there is more capacity at another school within the district, the applicant may be offered placement at another school within SDUHSD.
  • Per Education Code 46601, school districts shall respond to Interdistrict Attendance Permit requests within 14 calendar days of the start of the subsequent school year. Therefore, parents/guardians will be notified by mail by September 11, 2018 for Interdistrict Attendance Transfer requests for SDUHSD. While an application is pending, the student must attend school in the district of residence, a charter school, a private school, or other option complying with California compulsory education requirement.
  • Interdistrict Attendance Permits may be revoked by SDUHSD at any time if a student does not maintain satisfactory citizenship, academics or attendance.

EXITING SDUHSD – Interdistrict Attendance Permit Application Process

  • Parent/Guardian must complete the form at SDUHSD. The school sites cannot take or process Interdistrict Attendance Permit applications.
  • Interdistrict Attendance Permit Applications for students requesting to leave SDUHSD are also available online. These forms cannot be submitted electronically. Please print and bring your completed, signed application to the SDUHSD Pupil Services Office at 710 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas CA  92024, Monday through Friday, between the hours 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.