WCSD will continue to process permits amidst COVID-19 school closures.
*To apply for an INTER-DISTRICT Permit (release)
-Fill out the Inter District Permit form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Please review Transfer Agreement form which outlines reasons for which your permit may be approved.
-You will be contacted once your permit is processed.
*To apply for an INTRA-DISTRICT Permit (within the district)
-Fill out the Intra District Permit form and email it to your school of residence
-You will be contacted after May 1st, 2021
*To apply for an INTER-DISTRICT Permit (to come into our District)
-Apply at your District of residence
INTRA (INSIDE) AND INTER (OUTSIDE) DISTRICT PERMITS
California law requires school districts to provide an education to any student who resides within the district’s attendance area. Although students have the right under California law to a free, public education, the law does not guarantee that a student can attend the school of his or her choice, or even the neighborhood school.
California’s educational system relies on local control for the management of school districts on the theory that those closest to the problems and needs of each individual district are the best able to make appropriate decisions on behalf of the district. In allocating their resources among the schools of the district, school district governing boards and district administrators must follow the law, but they also have the additional task of setting the educational priorities for their schools and weighing the importance and urgency of all of their education needs.
An interdistrict transfer/reciprocal agreement is when parents/guardians wish to register/admit/enroll their student(s) at a school other than the designated school that is in their attendance area outside of their district.
Intra-District permits are required for students who do not attend their school of residence. Reasons for a permit are listed at the bottom of the permit form. Please be aware granted permits are subject to cancellation at any time during the school year if enrollment exceeds maximum class size.
Processing permits may take anywhere from a couple of weeks to 30 days or longer, depending on the time of the year. Usually during March and April, July and August, renewals and new requests take longer to process. It could take up to 2 months from date submitted.
No. However, we start accepting permits for the following school year in mid-January, usually after the winter break, not before. Permit requests for TK or a very impacted school, will be placed on a waitlist. Parents will be notified, if and when, space becomes available to enroll at requested school.
Based on the reason for the permit, there are instances whereas additional documentation is required to support the reason for requesting a permit. Student Support Services will inform parents what additional documents are needed. It is the parents' responsibility to submit required documentation in order to process their permit in a timely fashion.
An approved permit is valid during the current school year as long as the conditions remain the same. If a student who was granted a permit moves into a different residence area, their current permit becomes invalid. Parents would need to apply for a new permit.
Students must obtain an interdistrict permit to attend a school outside of their District of Residence.
Procedures to Apply for an Inter-District Permit: (To exit our district)
All Intra-District Permits are subject to review at any time.
Transportation is NOT provided for students on Intra-District Permits.
Student may be subject to displacement due to excessive enrollment or providing inaccurate information.
AN INTRA-DISTRICT PERMIT MAY BE REVOKED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: