Interdistrict Attendance Permits

2012-2013 School Year

Interdistrict Attendance Permits


The Governing Board has determined that Oceanside Unified School District 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 they are matriculating to Middle or High School.
  • Parent/Guardian starts the process with the district of residence. If the Interdistrict Attendance Permit is approved by the district of residence, the parent then submits the Permit to the OUSD Student Services Department at Educational Support Services, 2080 Mission Avenue. School sites do not accept Interdistrict Attendance Permits.
  • New Permit forms must be submitted January 3 through April 30 each year for the following school year.
  • Students new to OUSD must attach to the Interdistrict Attendance Permit form proof of attendance, grades, and behavior from the district that they are currently attending.
  • If the desired school of attendance is at capacity, the applicant may choose another school with Oceanside Unified School District. 
  • 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, and 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 the Oceanside Unified School District attendance area will no longer be automatically granted transfers to other districts.
  • Approval will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Parent/Guardian obtains an Interdistrict Attendance Permit from the OUSD Student Services Department. 
  • Parent/Guardian completes form and submits to OUSD Student Services Department for processing.
  • 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 2012-13 Permits no longer need annual renewal; unless the desired district’s Interdistrict Attendance Agreement states differently.
  • Interdistrict Attendance Permit Applications for new students requesting to leave OUSD are available for you to obtain and complete: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. at the:

Educational Support Services Office – 2080 Mission Avenue – Oceanside CA 92058

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.
  • The parent/guardian of a student who is denied an Interdistrict Attendance Permit will receive notice within 30 days.
  • 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 for their appeal.
  • Students who are under consideration for expulsion, or who have been expelled, may not appeal Interdistrict Attendance Permit denials or decisions while expulsion proceedings are pending or during the term of the expulsion.
  • Students found to be using fraudulent addresses or students who have moved outside the Oceanside Unified School District 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.
  • Permits are not required for students enrolling in Special Education Regional Programs or ROP Programs.