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Attendance Permits - TK-12

ATTENDANCE PERMIT APPLICATION
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 or 2022-2023 school years.
THE INTERDISTRICT ATTENDANCE PERMIT APPLICATION WINDOW IS CLOSED. 
The inter-district 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. Inter-district permit applications for the 2022-2023 school year are no longer being received.  The deadline was April 29, 2022.  Failure to complete the application by the deadline is considered an abandonment of the request.  Inter-district Attendance Permit requests are submitted online through Informed K-12. 
 
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 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 Charlene Lawrence, Executive Assistant, at clawrence@mbusd.org or Christina Giguiere, Director of Student Services at cgiguiere@mbusd.org.
 
Inter-district permit application process:  (1) Complete the MBUSD Inter-District Permit 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).
 
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 in grades 10-12.  The application is not complete until all documents, including the attendance permit release form, have been attached to the online permit request application.  Failure to complete the application by the deadline is considered an abandonment of the request.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  Enrollment paperwork will not be accepted until the permit is approved.  Your child should be enrolled at their school of residence while awaiting 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 santon@mbusd.org
 
After the applications have been reviewed, notification letters indicating final permit request status will be sent out through Informed K-12 during the summer break in the months of July and August. Please keep your child enrolled in their district of residence until you receive permit approval notification. While it is our goal to notify 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.
 
2022-2023 ATTENDANCE PERMIT APPLICATION
(Year-round)
For the 2022-2023 school year, inter-district attendance permit applications are only 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. [Renewal permit required for enrollment in the following year(s).]
ELEMENTARY TRANSFER PERMIT (within MBUSD)
(for Manhattan Beach residents only)
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 or 2022-2023 school years.
THE ELEMENTARY INTRADISTRICT TRANSFER PERMIT APPLICATION WINDOW IS CLOSED.
 
An intra-district transfer 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 transfers 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.  The window for this application is January through March. Please provide proof of residency with two current utility bills (gas, electric, or water) and a valid California Driver's License showing current home address (where you reside).
 
Intra-district transfer permit applications for the 2022-2023 school year are no longer being received.  The deadline was March 31, 2022. For questions about the deadline, please contact Christina Giguiere, Director of Student Services by telephone at 310-318-7345, Ext. 5989 or by email at cgiguiere@mbusd.orgTransfer Permit requests are submitted online through Informed K-12. 
 
 
After the Enrollment Committee has reviewed the applications, notification letters indicating the intra-district transfer permit request 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.  
 
 
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 permit release from MBUSD does not guarantee acceptance by the school district to which the parent has submitted an attendance permit application. For more information please contact Charlene Lawrence, Executive Assistant, at clawrence@mbusd.org or Christina Giguiere, Director of Student Services, at cgiguiere@mbusd.org.
 
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.