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Attendance Permits - TK-12

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. The deadline for the 2022-2023 school year was September 30, 2022.
 
The 2022-2023 year-round application for students who are currently enrolled and MBUSD employees are posted in the next section on this webpage.  For other applicants for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact the Executive Assistant at 310-318-7345, Ext 5971, or the Director of Student Services at 310-318-7345, Ext 5989 for more information.
 
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 until the permit is approved.  Your child should be enrolled at their school of residence while waiting for the results of their 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.  You may also contact Susana Anton, EDP Site Supervisor, at [email protected]
 
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.
 
 

 

Five Steps to Complete the 2023-2024 MBUSD Inter-district Attendance Permit Application

  1. Obtain the approved inter-district permit release form from the student's district of residence.
  2. Collect the relevant documents requested in the MBUSD inter-district attendance permit application (also referenced in the checklist below).
  3. Complete the MBUSD Inter-district Attendance Permit Application and Agreement online through Informed K-12.
  4. Attach the relevant documents to the MBUSD attendance permit application.  All documents must be included for the application to be processed.  Please do not submit applications without all required documents.
  5. Sign the MBUSD inter-district permit application verifying that you have reviewed, understand, and agree to the terms and conditions of the inter-district attendance permit.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.  Please do not fax or mail the permit application. 

INTER-DISTRICT PERMIT APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

    • Inter-district permit release from district of residence
    • Most recent report card (grades 1-12)
    • Current academic transcript with GPA, PLUS most recent report card (grades 7-12)
    • Other special program documentation (504 plan, GATE, ELL)
    • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) –Special Education students only (must be signed by parent/guardian)
    • Permit documentation based on permit type
    • Complete, sign, and submit the inter-district permit application
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. 

 

2022-2023 ATTENDANCE PERMIT APPLICATION (Year-round)
(Currently enrolled students and MBUSD employees only)
 
For the 2022-2023 school year, inter-district attendance permit applications are being received for the following two 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.  A renewal permit  is required for enrollment in the following year.
(Year-round) (Only for the two categories above.)

 

INTER-DISTRICT ATTENDANCE PERMIT APPROVAL, DENIAL, AND REVOCATION
 
Attendance permit applications will be approved, denied, or revoked in accordance with BP/AR 5117.
 
INTER-DISTRICT ATTENDANCE PERMIT APPEAL PROCESS
 
Applicants have the right to appeal an attendance permit denial decision to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Superintendent or designee in writing within ten (10) calendar days of notification.  If the appeal to the District for inter-district attendance is denied, the applicant has the right to appeal to the Los Angeles County Board of Education (CEC 46601) within 30 calendar days of notification.
2023-2024
INTER-DISTRICT ATTENDANCE PERMIT APPLICATION TIMELINES
 
Manhattan Beach Unified School District began receiving attendance permit requests on Monday, January 9, 2023.  Applications must include all relevant documents, be signed by the parent/guardian, and be submitted through Informed K-12 to be considered complete. Applications received on or before August 1, 2023 will be notified of final permit status no later than September 12, 2023.  Applications received between August 2, 2023 and August 23, 2023 will be notified of final permit status between September 13, 2023 and October 3, 2023.  Applications received on or after August 24, 2023 will be notified within 30 days of the application.
 
MBUSD will begin reviewing high school applications in mid-April and most notifications will be sent by the end of May.  Elementary school applications will be reviewed by the Enrollment Committee beginning in late April and most notifications will be sent during the summer break.  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.
ATTENDANCE PERMIT RELEASE APPLICATION
(for Manhattan Beach residents only)
 
Complete this form if you are a Manhattan Beach resident who would like to enroll your child in another school district.  Permits granted to attend a school outside of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District are for release purposes only.  Acceptance of the student is to be determined by the receiving school district. 
 
Overall, the inter-district permit release is a two part process: (1) release from district of residence and (2) acceptance into the requested district. After completing the permit release form for MBUSD, contact the requested district's main office and ask for an inter-district attendance permit application. Obtaining a permit release from MBUSD does not guarantee acceptance by the school district to which the parent has submitted an inter-district attendance permit application.
 
For more information please contact the Executive Assistant at 310-318-7345, Ext 5971 or the Director of Student Services by telephone at 310-318-7345, Ext 5989.
 
Complete the form in the link below if you are a Manhattan Beach resident who would like to enroll your child in another school district. Please attach two proofs of residency and one form of picture identification. Permits granted to attend a school outside of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District are for release purposes only. Acceptance of the student is to be determined by the receiving district.
 
The permit release application for the 2023-2024 school year is linked here. After you complete the permit release application, please complete the MBUSD Exit Survey linked hereThank you.
 
 
 
Please complete the exit survey after you have completed the permit release application.  Thank you.
INTRA-DISTRICT OPEN ENROLLMENT PERMIT APPLICATION
(for Manhattan Beach residents only)
 
An intra-district open enrollment permit is for elementary students who reside in Manhattan Beach, are currently enrolled in MBUSD, and are requesting placement at a school within MBUSD other than the MBUSD school of residence or current MBUSD school. Intra-district open enrollment permits are based on space availability. If you are a Manhattan Beach resident who would like to enroll your child in a different MBUSD elementary school, you will need to complete this application.  Please provide proof of residency with two current utility bills (gas, electric, or water) and a valid California Driver's License showing your current home address (where you reside).  New students must first enroll at their school of residence.
 
The Intra-district Open Enrollment Permit application for the 2023-2024 school year is linked here.  Intra-district Open Enrollment Permit requests are submitted online through Informed K-12. 

After the Enrollment Committee has reviewed all the applications, notification letters indicating the intra-district open enrollment permit status (approved, denied, or placed on the waiting list) will be sent out through Informed K-12.  If the application was denied, the reason(s) for denial will be provided in the notification letter.
 
Approved applicants must confirm their enrollment within ten (10) school days.