It is the desire and intent of the Board of Education that K-12 students residing within the boundaries of the district attend the district's schools. The Board recognizes that students who reside in one district may request to attend school in another district and that such requests are made for a variety of reasons. The Board desires to communicate with parents/guardians and students regarding the educational programs and services that are available in the district.
The following are the San Gabriel Unified School District guidelines for an Interdistrict permit. Interdistrict permits are used when students wish to attend a school in a different school district from their primary District of Residence.
SGUSD School Board Policy 5117 and Administrative Regulation 5117 govern Interdistrict permit release and acceptance.
Reasons for Interdistrict Permits
The Superintendent or designee may approve an Interdistrict permit for a student for any of the following reasons when stipulated in the agreement:
When recommended by a School Attendance Review Board or by a county child welfare, probation or social service agency in documented cases of serious home or community problems, which make it inadvisable for the student to attend the school of residence.
Timelines for Interdistrict Permits:
Interdistrict permits for K-12 students for the current or following school year will be accepted at any point during the year. Permits may be accessed online at:
Parents may also pick up an Interdistrict application at the SGUSD District Offices at 408 E. Junipero Serra Drive.
Applications for Interdistrict Transfer will be accepted beginning May 1, 2020 for the school year 2020-2021.
Please see the reverse side of the permit application for terms and conditions of acceptance and required documentation.
California Education Code 46600.1 stipulates that once a permit has been received, the district will render its final decision not longer than 30 calendar days for a current year request, or 14 calendar days after the commencement of instruction for the school year for which the Interdistrict transfer is sought. If the permit request is denied by the Superintendent or designee, the family may appeal in writing within 10 calendar days to the Superintendent. The Superintendent has 10 calendar days in which to respond to the appeal in writing. If the permit is accepted, the permit will be granted immediately. If the Superintendent again denies the permit, the family may appeal in writing within 30 calendar days to the Los Angeles County Office of Education.
Commonly Asked Questions regarding Interdistrict permits:
What is an Interdistrict Transfer Release?
Interdistrict transfer is a process of application when a student request to attend a school outside of the boundaries of their district of residence. A student is responsible for obtaining a release from their district of residence before they can attend school in another district.
If the student is released, when may they enroll in the district of attendance?
Once a student is released, they must be accepted by their requested district of attendance. Once they are accepted, they may enroll immediately. (Note: a district may have stipulations for attendance, behavior and grades that if not met, may cause the Interdistrict permit to be revoked.)
If my district releases me, may I request entry into any district?
Is there child care at all schools in San Gabriel?
There is a before/after school care option at all the elementary schools and the middle school in San Gabriel.
Is there an Interdistrict permit available for Preschool?
No. Interdistrict permits are for students in grades TK -12. Fee-based preschool programs do not require students to be a resident.
Important Dates to Remember:
Intra-District Open Enrollment for current SGUSD student accepted from March 2 - March 27, 2020
Intra-District Open Enrollment for NEW students accepted from March - June 4, 2020