INTER-DISTRICT ATTENDANCE PERMIT APPLICATION
The inter-district attendance permit application is for students in grades TK - 12 who reside outside the attendance boundaries of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD) and seek to be enrolled in a school district other than their district of residence.
For TK-8 students the attendance boundary is the Manhattan Beach zip code - 90266.
For students in grades 9-12, the attendance boundaries are the Manhattan Beach zip code (90266) and the Hermosa Beach zip code (90254). Students in all grade levels who live in any area of Redondo Beach must apply for an attendance permit. High school students who live in the North Redondo Beach area zip code (90278) may select that permit type on the application and will be given priority according to AR 5117.
The inter-district attendance permit application for the 2023-2024 school year is linked here.
Overall, the inter-district permit is a two-part process:
(1) release from the district of residence and (2) acceptance into the requested district. The parent/guardian will need to obtain permission to be released from the district in which the student resides by contacting the school district's main office and requesting an inter-district permit release. Obtaining a permit release from the school district in which the student resides does not assure acceptance by the Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD). The attendance permit application must be evaluated and approved by MBUSD staff before acceptance. For more information please contact the Executive Assistant at 310-318-7345, Ext 5971 or the Director of Student Services at 310-318-7345, Ext 5989.
Inter-district permit application process: (1) complete the MBUSD Inter-District Permit online application (2) attach the permit release from your district of residence and (3) a copy of the student's most recent report card showing current grade level (required for students entering grade 1 and above; optional for students entering TK or Kindergarten) (4) plus, the most recent transcript for students entering grade 7 and above. All documents must be attached to the online application when it is submitted.
Relevant attachments must be submitted as part of the completed application. These documents include (in addition to report cards): student's most recent IEP or 504 Plan (if applicable) and transcripts for students entering grades 7-12. The application is not complete until all documents, including the attendance permit release form, have been attached to the online permit application. Paper copies will not be accepted. Please do not submit the online application until you have all the documents. Failure to submit a complete application under the established timeline will be considered an abandonment of the request for an attendance permit.
PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment paperwork will not be accepted by MBUSD until the permit is approved. Your child should be enrolled at their school of residence while waiting for the results of their attendance permit application.
For elementary students, after the permit has been approved and the student has been placed at an elementary school that has availability, the enrollment paperwork will need to be completed for that elementary school. For questions about EDP
, please click here.
For secondary students, after the permit has been approved, the enrollment paperwork will need to be completed. Please contact the school's office manager or administrative assistant who processes enrollment paperwork for further information.
The inter-district attendance permit application for the 2023-2024 school year is linked here. Inter-district attendance permit requests are submitted online through Informed K-12.
Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with MBUSD BP/AR 5117, on individual merit, and on space availability. After the applications have been reviewed, notification letters indicating final permit status will be sent out through Informed K-12. Please keep your child enrolled in their district of residence until you receive final permit approval notification. Approved applicants must confirm their enrollment within ten (10) school days. While it is our goal to notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) before the first day of school, MBUSD may make final decisions about permit approvals or denials after the school year begins.