Interdistrict Transfers

About Interdistrict Transfers

In accordance with an agreement between the Board of Education and the board of another district, a permit authorizing a student’s attendance outside his/her district of residence may be issued upon approval of both the district of residence and the district of proposed attendance. The following details the procedure for requesting an Interdistrict Attendance Permit.

Interdistrict Attendance Permit Application Process

Santee School District will accept transfer requests for the subsequent school year from March 1 through May 15.

  • Complete all sections of Part A of the Interdistrict Attendance Permit (SDCOE Form 341) and fill in the reason for request in the space provided. Sign the request.

    If the request for transfer is employment related, verification of employment is needed.
    • If the request for transfer is child care related, verification of child care is needed.

  • Obtain signature release approval from the authorized school district administrator of the district of residence.

  • Take or email the original signed request form to the district in which you are applying for your child to attend.

  • Your completed form(s) can be sent to the Santee School District via email to [email protected] or the forms can be dropped off at our District Office at 9619 Cuyamaca St., Santee, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:00PM.   

  If you have any questions, you may contact our Registration Team at 619-258-2350.

  • All new Interdistrict Attendance Permit requests into the Santee School District require that you attach record of the student’s current and previous year grades, attendance, and discipline. If your student is on an Individual Education Program (IEP), Santee will need a hard copy of the current IEP.

  • Parent/guardian will be notified by email or U.S. mail of the final decision of the Interdistrict Attendance Permit from the district of proposed attendance. 

  • Should the student’s home address change, the parent will need to reapply for an Interdistrict Attendance Permit to reflect the new address and submit to the district of residence.

  • Should the student’s residence change from one district to another, the parent will need to apply to the new district of residence to remain in the district of desired attendance.

  • Students found to be using fraudulent addresses or students who have moved outside the Santee boundaries without submitting an Interdistrict Attendance Permit within 30 days of the change of residence will be disenrolled.

Interdistrict Attendance Permit Request Timelines

  • The districts involved will notify the parent/guardian by email or U.S. mail of the decision within the timeframes specified herein.

  • Education Code 46601 provides the following timeframes for notification:

    • For requests submitted during the regular school year, districts shall respond within 30 days of submitting the request.

    • For requests submitted for admission in the subsequent school year up to 30 days prior to the start of the subsequent regular school year, districts shall respond within 14 calendar days after the start of the school year.

  • While your application is pending, the student must attend school in the district of residence, a charter school, a private school, or other option complying with California compulsory education requirement

  • The failure of a parent/guardian to meet any timelines established by the school district shall be deemed an abandonment of the request. [Ed Code 46600.2]

  • If an Interdistrict Attendance Permit is denied, a parent/guardian has the right to appeal within 30 days to the County Board of Education

School assignment will be at the discretion of the receiving district and contingent upon space availability.

An Interdistrict Attendance Permit is valid only while conditions of the permit are maintained. The permit may be revoked by the granting district for failure to comply with expectations of attendance, and positive behavior (e.g. chronic absenteeism, disciplinary events).