Livingston Union School District (LUSD) acknowledges that parents who reside in one school district may, for a variety of reasons, choose to enroll their child in a school of another district. Interdistrict attendance permits are approved on a case-by-case basis to meet individual student needs and upon approval of both the district of residence and the district of proposed attendance.
Parents who seek to enroll their child outside their school district of residence must first request approval by its district of residence by completing an Interdistrict Attendance permit. If approved, the district of residence will then process the request for approval with the school district of choice for attendance. Once approved by both school districts, parents can begin the enrollment process with approved school of choice.
A student's interdistrict agreement may be revoked as a result of falsification of information stated on the permit application, excessive truancy, continual disruption of the educational program or poor academic achievement as determined by the site administration.
Transportation will not be provided for students admitted pursuant to an interdistrict attendance agreement.
LUSD may deny initial requests for interdistrict attendance permits due to limited district resources, overcrowding of school facilities at the relevant grade level, or other considerations that are not arbitrary. However, once a student is admitted, the district may not deny him/her continued attendance because of overcrowded facilities at the relevant grade level.
LUSD shall notify the parents/guardians of a student who is denied an interdistrict transfer outside of LUSD boundaries and the process for appeal to the Merced County Board of Education within 30 calendar days from the date of a denial. (Education Code 46601)
For current school year requests, parents/guardians shall be notified of the district's final decision within 30 calendar days of receipt.
For the next school year, LUSD begins accepting and processing interdistrict transfer requests in February. Parents/guardians shall be notified as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days after the start of the new school year.