Interdistrict Attendance Permits


Transfer from one school district to another school district

2016-17 School Year

The Governing Board has determined that Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is being negatively impacted by the number of students requesting transfers to neighboring districts, and authorizes the Superintendent or designee to deny transfers to other districts for students living in the Oceanside Unified School District (Policy 5117).

ENTERING OUSD – Interdistrict Attendance Permit Application Process

  • All continuing students approved on an Interdistrict Attendance permit no longer have to apply annually unless the student is entering Kindergarten or moving on to middle or high school.

  • Parent/Guardian starts the process with the district of residence.

  • New Permit forms can be submitted after January 4, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year.

  • Students new to OUSD must attach to the Interdistrict Attendance Permit proof of attendance, grades and behavior from the district they are currently attending.

  • If the desired school of attendance is at capacity, the applicant may offered another school within OUSD.

  • Student Services Department will notify Parents/Guardians in writing of approval/denial of Interdistrict Attendance Permits.

  • Permits may be revoked if a student does not maintain satisfactory citizenship, academics or attendance.

EXITING OUSD – Interdistrict Attendance Permit Application Process

  • Due to the number of Oceanside students requesting Interdistrict Attendance Permits to non-district schools, students who live in OUSD attendance area will no longer be automatically granted transfers to other districts.

  • Approval will be made on a case-by-case basis.

  • Parent/Guardian completes form and submits to OUSD Student Services Department for processing.The school sites cannot take or process Interdistrict Permits.

  • Priority is recognized for continuing students and for parents/guardians that are employees of the desired district.

  • Parent/Guardian is notified by Student Services staff in writing of approval/denial.

  • All approved 2016-17 permits no longer need annual renewal; unless the desired district’s Interdistrict Attendance Agreement states differently.

  • Interdistrict Attendance Permit Applications for students requesting to leave OUSD are available online (espanol) for you to complete.These forms cannot be submitted electronically. Please print and bring your completed, signed application to the  Educational Support Services Office – 2080 Mission Avenue – Oceanside CA 92058,  Monday-Friday between the hours 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m .

Guidelines and Other Related Information – Interdistrict Attendance Permits

  • Approvals/denials are made by Student Services and not by school sites. Schools are not to accept or process any Interdistrict Attendance Permit applications prior to approval.

  • When an Interdistrict Attendance Permit request is denied, the parents/guardians may appeal the decision within 30 days of the date listed on the denial. They must submit a written letter to the Student Services Department with a full explanation of the basis of their appeal.

  • Students found to be using fraudulent addresses or students who have moved outside the Oceanside Unified School District boundaries without filing an Interdistrict Attendance Permit with both districts within 30 days of the change of residence will be immediately dropped and their records sent to the school district where they reside.

  • Athletic eligibility will be governed by CIF regulations.