The Loomis Union School District has developed an enrollment and placement policy in order to provide the time necessary to plan, budget, and provide school services to the children it serves.
In order to encourage an orderly enrollment process within the Loomis Union School District, an Open Enrollment registration period will guide the enrollment and placement of all students. The Governing Board desires to provide enrollment options that meet the diverse needs and interests of District students and shall annually review this policy.
Open Enrollment shall include the following groups of students:
Open Enrollment Deadline Dates
In order to plan for and administer an effective and functional school system, an open enrollment deadline date is necessary. All students and their families are required to register their students by the following deadlines to accomplish this goal.
The annual open enrollment window will run from March 1st - 31st. If the 31st day of the month falls on a weekend the last day of the open enrollment window will be the preceding Friday.
Enrollment confirmation for all returning students
In order to assist the district in class planning, all student families must submit an Enrollment Confirmation Form each year. The submission deadline is March 15th. If March 15th falls on a weekend, the application deadline will be the preceding Friday.
Priority Guidelines for Placement of Students by Enrollment Deadline
Following the open enrollment deadline, the following priority-guidelines will be used when placing students at a respective school:
If there are more requests for a particular school than there are spaces available a random drawing shall be held from the applicant pool. A waiting list shall be established to indicate the order in which applicants may be accepted if openings occur during the year. Residents of the school, siblings of existing students and students whose parent(s) are employed in the attendance area of the school will be placed on the waiting list first and then remaining applicants would be subject to the lottery and waiting list.
Registration paperwork received after the March 31st open enrollment window will be placed according to space on a first come, first serve basis. If a waiting list is in effect, the child shall be placed on the waiting list according to the priority guidelines.
Redirecting of New Resident Students
In the event a school is impacted with enrollment growth, waiting lists will be established using the above priority guidelines. In this case a new resident student may be redirected to another school outside their school of residence, (every effort will be made to keep siblings together).
When space becomes available at a school of residence for a student who has been redirected to another district school due to enrollment growth, and the space is declined, a student is no longer considered as “redirected” and is taken off any waiting lists at the school of residence. Any future request to attend any other district school (including the original school of residence) will be considered as an intra-district transfer request, contingent on available space.
Notification of School Placement
For those students submitting a registration packet during the open enrollment window, every effort will be made to notify parents/guardians of placement prior to school dismissal in June.
For those students submitting the completing a registration packets after the open enrollment deadline date, notification will take place prior to the start of the next school year.
New Resident Students
Grades 1 – 8:
All of the above (excluding #2), in addition:
Intradistrict School Choice
Special Circumstances for Intra-district Transfers Enrollment Priorities
A student may be given priority for attendance outside his/her current attendance area when special circumstances exist that may be harmful or dangerous to that particular student. Harmful or dangerous special circumstances shall be identified pursuant to law and administrative regulations.
Once enrolled for a special circumstance, a student shall not have to apply for readmission. However, the student may be subject to displacement due to excessive resident student enrollment during the following school year.
(cf. 1312 – Complaints Concerning the Schools)
Inter-district transfer requests
Transfers out of LUSD
In the event that a resident student of the district wishes to apply for an inter-district transfer out of the district, the Board empowers the Superintendent to grant or deny the requests. Parents requesting a transfer out of the district are required to complete the “Request for Inter-district Transfer” form. On the form, the parents must state the reason for the request. If approved, the application must be renewed each year.
Transfers into LUSD
An inter-district transfer permit is subject to revocation at any time if the student becomes an attendance or disciplinary problem, or otherwise demonstrates failure to profit from the instruction offered. False information used as a basis for securing an inter-district transfer permit may invalidate the approval, and require the return of the student to his/her school of residence. The parent/guardian is responsible for transportation to and from the school of attendance.
(cf. 5111.1 - District Residency)