Lagunita Enrollment

Enrollment Information

Enrollment at Lagunita Elementary starts with first finding out if Lagunita is your home district.

A) If you live within the boundaries of the Lagunita District, please come it into our office during business hours and ask for an enrollment packet. Please make sure to bring proof of address (utility bill, rental agreement, deed, etc.).

B) If you do not, please talk to your home district office about an inter-district transfer. Lagunita will begin accepting requests for inter-district transfers for the 23/24 School Year in January, 2023.

Starting in the 23/24 School Year, Lagunita will be a K-6 school with no 7/8 students.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this process.

This process must be renewed annually.

Inter-district transfer request process: First, you must request an inter-district transfer from your home district office and submit the form to your district of residence. Bring a copy of that form to Lagunita. Once your district either approves or denies the transfer, only then will we make a determination to accept or deny your transfer request. Lagunita may approve transfer requests when class size allows and when needed services have space. Other circumstances that may be taken into consideration are discussed in more detail here.

Inter-district transfer request denial: Lagunita may deny transfer requests when classes or programs are impacted, because of limited district resources, overcrowding of school facilities at the relevant grade level, or other considerations that are not arbitrary.

Appeal of an Inter-district transfer request denial: Denial of inter-district transfer must first be appealed at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Lagunita School Board. You must contact the office to request that a denial be placed on the agenda for consideration in advance of the next meeting: your request must be received on the Friday before a Tuesday meeting before the end of the current school year. The Board will hear your appeal. Denial can subsequently be appealed to the County Board of Education at Monterey COE for a final decision only after the Lagunita Board has heard the appeal. Failure of a parent/guardian to meet any timelines shall be deemed an abandonment of the request.

Additional Timelines: For an interdistrict transfer request received by the district 15 or fewer calendar days before the commencement of instruction in the school year for which the transfer is sought, the district will notify the parent/guardian of its final decision within 30 calendar days from the date the request was received.

For an interdistrict transfer request received by the district more than 15 days before the commencement of instruction in the school year for which the interdistrict transfer is sought, the district will notify the parent/guardian of its final decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the commencement of instruction in the school year for which transfer is sought.

Conditions under which an approved Inter-district transfer can be revoked or rescinded:

1. The student may not engage in any of the violation of the law, school rules, school directives, or violations of Education Code section §48900, et seq.

2. The student maintains a satisfactory record of attendance, including timely attendance. Students must maintain a 95% or better attendance rate per trimester and have no more than 5 tardies per school year.

3. Students must be promptly picked up from school and late pickups are not permissible. A late pickup from school is when a student is picked up 10 minutes or more after the scheduled dismissal time. A student must not have more than 3 late pickups per school year.

3. You must provide transportation for your child to and from school, unless your child requires transportation pursuant to the terms of his or her IEP.

4. Information provided on the student’s inter-district transfer application must not be false or misleading.

These conditions apply to all students, whether regular or special education. Failure to abide and follow these conditions on a daily basis may result in the revocation of the inter-district transfer permit before the end of the school year. If your student’s inter-district transfer permit is revoked, he or she will be required to attend school in the district of residence. Such a revocation is not subject to appeal or review by the Monterey County Board of Education.

Provisional Enrollment:

AR 5117 Students: Interdistrict Attendance:

Pending a decision by the two districts, the Superintendent/Principal or designee may provisionally admit a student who resides in another district for a period not to exceed two school months, provided the district is the district of proposed enrollment. If the decision has not been rendered by the conclusion of two school months and the districts or County Board is still operating within the prescribed timelines, the student shall not be allowed to continue attending the district school to which the student was provisionally admitted. (Education Code 46603)

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