School Transfers

Los Angeles County Health Department declared a local health emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID 19) on March 4, 2020.  COVID-19 Social Distancing Practices Guidance remains in place.  The Office of Student Support Services will be practicing the following social distancing practice about your permit requests.

1. The notification delivery service will be via electronic mail unless electronic delivery is not available to the family. 

2. Delivery of Permit documents to the District Office via email or in person. 

 

Intra-District Permits for the 2023-2024 School Year:

If you live within the boundaries of the Monrovia Unified School District and wish to request a permit to attend another school within the boundaries of the Monrovia Unified School District during the 2023-2024 school year, fill out an Intra-district permit. Intra-district transfers may be permitted when space is available in the school and a particular grade level is requested. Parents shall assume full responsibility for transportation. Open Enrollment will begin November 1, 2022, and end December 15, 2022.

 

1.  You must reside within the boundaries of a Monrovia Unified School District school.  All Intra-district permit requests will be handled individually, not on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

2.  All submission requirement documents must be included as part of the application:

  • Child Care: Provider must live in the school residency boundary.
  • Work: Work address must be in the district boundaries.
  • Other

 

3.  Be sure to enroll your child in their school of residence because not all transfer requests are approved. When a decision is made as to space availability, you will be notified by Student Support Services.

 

4. Please note that the District may revoke any permit and the student returned to the school of residence due to excessive enrollment at the chosen school, unsatisfactory academic progress, unsatisfactory attendance, or unsatisfactory behavior.

 

5. Notice that failure to adhere to timelines will be deemed an abandonment of the request.

 

6. Current year permit requests will receive notification within 30 calendar days.

 

Important Dates for MUSD Residents:

 

November 1:

Open Enrollment for intra-district transfers begin.

 

December 15

Open Enrollment for intra-district transfers closes.

 

*Student Support Services will continue to accept intra-district transfer requests after December 15. All applications submitted after December 15 will be assigned to a waitlist based on date and time of application submission.

 

January TBD, 2023 Lottery:

Open enrollment applications are not considered on a first come, first served basis for schools that receive applications in excess of the school's capacity. Per Education Code 35160.5 and BP 5116.1" Except for the enrollment priorities listed... (in BP 5116.1), the Superintendent or designee shall use a random, unbiased selection process to determine which students shall be admitted whenever a district school receives admission requests that are in excess of the school's capacity. 

 

Intra-District Transfer Expiration and Renewal

Students who are accepted on an intra-district transfer submitted during the open enrollment period are considered to have established residency in that school and shall be allowed to remain in that school until the highest grade served. It does not extend to the other schools in the attendance area of choice.

 

Students enrolled in a school other than their neighborhood attendance area school, through the open enrollment (choice) option, shall declare, while in the 5th grade, whether they desire to remain in the feeder middle school of their selected resident school of choice. The parent must complete an application for the selected school during the open enrollment application period. This election is subject to space availability at the requested school. When
sufficient space is not available, requests for admission will be handled in the same random, unbiased, lottery selection process. Students not admitted will be placed on a waiting list (which expires on September 30, each year for all sites). Siblings will have priority as described above. Students not admitted will return to their neighborhood school or residence according to district attendance boundaries.

 

Transfer permits are subject to review and/or cancellation for the following reasons:
(a) if overcrowding occurs.
(b) if transfer requirements, including dress code, uniforms, behavior, and parental cooperation are not met. Except in severe cases, the revocation of transfers would occur at the end of a school year.
(c) if changes occur in which attendance falls below 96%, grades fall below 2.0 GPA, or the student’s behavior is a danger to students and/or staff, or has failed to improve after other means of corrections have been exhausted.
(d) if the family changes residence during the school year. 

(e) if the family elects to change the choice of program (for example, disenrolling from a dual immersion program) for which they had requested the permit.

 

Inter-District Permit:

 

The Monrovia Unified School District will begin accepting applications for inter-district transfer starting November 1 for the 2023-2024 school year. All requests will be considered individually, not on a first-come, first-served basis. Please provide verification documents.

 

The following guidelines apply to all current and future interdistrict transfer permits:

1.  You will need to provide the current corresponding verification documents related to the reason (Child Care, Work, or Specialized Program), including but not limited to: report card, enrollment verification, discipline record, attendance verification, employment verification letter, or pay stub, childcare affidavit, note: your caregiver shall reside within the boundaries of district requested, and a utility bill, history of particular interest to include but not limited to awards, honors, certificates, coursework, student letter explaining particular interest, video, photos, acceptance letters addressed to your student, etc.

 

2.   Enroll your child in their home school district because not all transfer requests are approved. When a decision is made as to space availability or release, you will be notified by Student Support Services.

 

3. The Superintendent or designee may deny initial requests for interdistrict attendance permits due to limited district resources, overcrowding of school facilities at the relevant grade level, unsatisfactory attendance (below 96%) or excessive tardiness, unsatisfactory academic progress (GPA below 2.0), or unsatisfactory behavior.

 

4. Please note that the District may revoke any permit, and the student may return to the school or district of residence due to  unsatisfactory attendance, including, but not limited to excessive tardiness, attendance below 96%, or attendance that hinders academic progress, unsatisfactory academic progress that puts the student at risk of not promoting to the next grade level or failing to be in-line for high school graduation, or unsatisfactory behavior that poses a danger to students and/or staff or behavior that has failed to improve after other means of correction have been exhausted.

 

5. The district may deny an interdistrict permit request when the district determines that the additional cost of educating the pupil would exceed the amount of state aid received. 

 

6. Notice failure to adhere to the timelines will be deemed an abandonment of the request.

 

7. The inter-district transfer request to leave Monrovia Unified School District denials may be appealed to the Los Angeles County Office of Education within 30 days of the final denial notification.  Contact the Office of Student Support Services for an Interdistrict transfer denial appeal meeting (626) 471-2042.

 

8. A student may provisionally attend the district to which they seek to transfer so long as the receiving district agrees; the parents can provide reasonable evidence that a final decision is pending before either the sending or receiving school district or before the County Office of Education and the duration of provisional attendance has not exceeded two months; and the circumstance in which an existing Interdistrict transfer may be revoked or rescinded.

 

*Please be advised for future year requests, a final decision will be no later than 14 calendar days following the beginning of the school year for which the transfer is sought.  Inter-district permit requests are approved based on available classroom space.

 

* Any request received 15 or fewer calendar days before the start of instruction in the school year for which the transfer is sought - "the current year" Interdistrict transfer request - parents/guardians will be notified of the final decision within 30 calendar days of receiving the request.

 

*Permit requests received 16 or more calendar days before commencement of instruction in the school year for which the transfer is sought; parent/guardian notification will be as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the start of instruction in that school year.