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Attendance Permits - K-12

K-12th INTER-DISTRICT PERMIT
The 2021-2022 Inter-District permit window is now closed. 
Inter-District Permit applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be accepted beginning Monday, January 3, 2022 and ending Friday, April 29, 2022. Permit requests are submitted electronically. The link will be posted on this webpage.
 
The inter-district permit is a two part application: (1) release from the district of residence and (2) acceptance into the desired district. The parent/guardian will need to obtain permission to be released from the district in which the student resides by visiting the school district's main office and requesting an inter-district permit release. Obtaining permit release from the school district in which the student resides does not assure acceptance by the Manhattan Beach Unified School District.  The permit application must be evaluated and approved by MBUSD staff before acceptance. For more information please contact Charlene Lawrence, Executive Assistant, at clawrence@mbusd.org .
 
Inter-district Permit application process:  (1) Complete the MBUSD Inter-District Permit application. (2) Attach the permit release from your district of residency (if available at time of application) and (3) a copy of the student's most recent report card showing current grade level (does not apply to kindergarten applicants).
 
In addition, relevant attachments must be submitted with the completed application. Relevant attachments include: student's most recent report card and/or student's most recent IEP or 504 Plan (if applicable).
 
Notification letters indicating final permit request status will be sent by email or USPS mail during the summer break.  
 
 
At this time, inter-district permit applications are only being received for the following categories:
  1. Students of MBUSD permanent employees (verification of employment must be attached)
  2. Currently enrolled MBUSD students who have moved out of the district boundaries and would like to complete the current school year.  (Renewal permit required for enrollment thereafter.)
 
K-5th INTRA-DISTRICT PERMIT 
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.
 
Intra-district Release Transfers: (for Manhattan Beach residents only) to attend another school within Manhattan Beach other than the Manhattan Beach school of residence. Please provide proof of residency: two current utility bills (gas, electric, or water) and a valid California Driver's License showing current home address (where you reside).
 
Intra-District  Permit applications for the 2022-2023 school year will be accepted beginning January 3, 2022 and ending March 31, 2022. Permit requests are submitted electronically. The link to the application will be posted on this webpage.
 
Notification letters indicating the intra-district permit request status (approved, denied, or placed on the waiting list) will be sent by email or USPS mail during the summer break.  If the application was denied, the reasons for denial will be provided in the notification letter.
 
Approved applicants must confirm their enrollment within ten (10) school days.  
 
 
K-12th INTER-DISTRICT PERMIT RELEASE
The inter-district permit release is a two part application: (1) release from district of residence and (2) acceptance into desired district. After completing the permit release for MBUSD, request permission to be accepted by the district which the parent would like the student to attend by visiting that district's main office and requesting an Inter-District Permit application. Obtaining permit release from MBUSD does not guarantee acceptance by the school district to which the parent has submitted a permit application. For more information please contact Charlene Lawrence, Executive Assistant, at clawrence@mbusd.org .
 
Complete the MBUSD Inter-District Permit Release application. It is required to submit two forms of address verification and a copy of picture ID with the request.