Permits and Student Transfers
Updates - Inter-District Permits
2024-2025 School Year (one School District to another School District)
The online Inter-District Permit application window will open from February 1st through April 30th. After the window closes, the application will remain open for ALL Incoming Inter-district Permits and for Outgoing Parent Employment requests only.
For more information click here.
A new application must be submitted upon matriculation.
2023-2024 School Year (one School District to another School District)
The application remains open for all incoming permit requests and outgoing requests based upon parent employment. For more information click here.
Intra-District Permit (resident LAUSD school to another LAUSD school)
If you are a resident of the LAUSD (live within LAUSD school boundaries) and would like to attend another LAUSD school, please follow the Intra-District Permit Process.
For more information, click here.
California Education Code Section 46600 allows for the transfer of students from their district of residence to another school district for any grade from transitional kindergarten/kindergarten through grade 12 under conditions specified by the policy of the board of education. At the request of the parent, an inter-district permit may be granted for a student to transfer out of the school district of residence or into a school district of proposed enrollment.
For purposes of inter-district permits, “parent” is defined as the natural or adoptive parent or guardian, the person having legal custody, or other educational rights holder. A guardian must be appointed by the court and given educational rights in order to request an inter-district permit. Guardianship is only recognized through an official court order for either temporary or permanent guardianship.
School District of Residence is defined as “the school district in which the parent of a pupil resides and in which the pupil would otherwise be required to enroll pursuant to the compulsory education requirements as specified in Section 48200”.
School District of Proposed Enrollment means a school district other than the school district in which the parent of a pupil resides (school district of residence), but in which the parent of the pupil nevertheless intends to enroll the pupil.
The Office of Permits and Student Transfers is responsible for the review and processing of all inter-district permit requests, either entering or leaving the LAUSD. School site officials cannot grant, deny or revoke inter-district permits for any student, including those with disabilities.
- Review and process incoming and outgoing inter-district permit requests
- Provide technical assistance to parents, schools, and district personnel on policies and procedures related to inter-district permits
- Assist parents to access information on educational options within the LAUSD
- Responsible for the revocation and denial of renewal permits
- Review and respond to LAUSD appeals
- Serve as the LAUSD representative at Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Appeal Hearings and/or Board Meetings related to inter-District permits