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Interdistrict Attendance Permits

Interdistrict Transfers - Special Notice

As the Oceanside Unified School District Educational Support Services (ESS) offices may have revised hours or be closed per Governor Newsom's "stay at home" order due to precautions for the coronavirus (COVID-19), parents needing to obtain Interdistrict Transfer application forms may download them from the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) website. Just visit, and type "interdistrict" into the search box. Scroll down to find the form - "form-341", for English, or "Interdistrict Transfer Application - Spanish".

Completed and signed application forms may be emailed to: Donna Omori, Student  Services, at: Parents needing in-person assistance may visit by appointment only, by calling 760-966-4000, Educational Support Services.

A link to the SDCOE page follows.


Transfer from one school district to another school district

2021-22 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 may be submitted until April 9, 2021 for the 2021-22 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.

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

  • Please do not call to check the status of your application, as answering these calls takes time away from processing applications.

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 can complete the form at the OUSD Student Services Department. The school sites cannot accept or process Interdistrict Permits.

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

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

  • Completed applications may be mailed to  Educational Support Services Office (Interdistrict Transfers), 2080 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058,  emailed to, or dropped off by appointment only, by calling 760-966-4000, Educational Support Services.

  • Please do not call to check the status of your application, as answering these calls takes time away from our processing applications.

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 that have not been approved through OUSD Student Services.

  • A signed agreement between the outside district and OUSD for Interdistrict transfers must be on file.

  • 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. 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 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.