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Inter-District Permits

Due to school closures, please Mail your permit applications to Student Support Services 4161 W. 147th St. Lawndale CA 90260 or email them to

We will accept interdistrict permits for the 2020-21 school year beginning February 5, 2020. Interdistrict permits for the current school year are accepted year-round.

Aceptaremos permisos para el año escolar 2020-21 a partir del 5 de febrero de 2020. Los permisos de entrada / salida del año escolar en curso se aceptan todo el año.

  • The Governing Board recognizes that students who reside in one district may choose to attend school in another district and that such choices are made for a variety of reasons.
  • Upon request by the students' parents/guardians, the Superintendent or designee may approve interdistrict attendance permits on a case-by-case basis to meet individual student needs.
  • The interdistrict permit shall stipulate the terms and conditions under which interdistrict attendance shall be permitted or denied.
  • The Superintendent or designee may deny applications for interdistrict permits because of overcrowding within district schools or limited district resources
  • A parent’s failure to meet any timelines established by the district is deemed an abandonment of the request.

  • La Junta Directiva reconoce que los estudiantes que residen en un distrito pueden optar por asistir a la escuela en otro distrito y que las elecciones se realizan por una variedad de razones. 
  • A petición de los padres de los alumnos o guardianes, la Superintendente,  o su representante podrá aprobar permisos de asistencia interdistrital con otros distritos en una base de caso por caso para satisfacer las necesidades individuales del estudiante. 
  • El acuerdo de asistencia interdistrital no excederá de un plazo de cinco años y deberán fijar los términos y condiciones bajo los cuales la asistencia inter-será permitido o denegado. 
  • La Superintendente o su designado pueden denegar las solicitudes de transferencias entre a causa del hacinamiento en las escuelas del distrito o la escasez de recursos del distrito.

Required Documents

Outgoing Permit Applications: Must include the document(s) requested to support the reason. Documentation must be attached to the application at the time of submission.

Reason for Request Documentation Required (NOTE: All documents listed are required)
Child care
  • Letter from parent/guardian explaining the circumstances that an interdistrict permit is necessary under child care reasons.
  • Proof of employment of all parents/guardians who are involved in student’s life on a day-to-day basis.
    • Letter on the employer’s stationery verifying schedule (hours and days) and location of employment. If self-employed, letter stating schedule (hours and days) and location.
  • Letter from the adult, center or organization providing child care.
Parent employment by the requested school district
  • Letter from parent/guardian explaining the circumstances that an interdistrict permit is necessary.
  • Proof of employment of all parents/guardians who are employed by the requested school district.
    • Letter on the employer’s stationery verifying schedule (hours and days).
  • Letter from parent/guardian explaining the circumstances that an interdistrict permit is necessary.
  • A letter from the physician is required stating health situation.
  • Must be a returning student and completing the final grade (5th or 8th) offered at the same school.
  • Copy of report card is required to verify enrollment.
Boundaries (For Wiseburn Choice Blocks ONLY)

The following proofs of residency are required and each must state the same name and address of the enrolling parent/guardian.

  • Driver license
  • Two utility bills or show a rental agreement verifying if you do not pay utilities
Complete school year

Family moves into Lawndale during the last trimester. The following is required:

  • Letter from parent/guardian explaining the circumstances that an interdistrict permit is necessary.
  • Copy of report card is required to verify enrollment.
Special circumstances Letter from parent/guardian explaining special circumstance that an interdistrict permit is necessary.


Interdistrict Permit Appeal Process (incoming & outgoing permits)

  • Upon submitting a permit application to the Student Support Services Department, a permit will be approved or denied based on LESD Interdistrict Permit Policy
  • If your permit is denied, the family has a right to appeal in writing within 10 days of denial to the LESD Superintendent
  • Within 10 days of receiving the appeal , the Superintendent will approve or deny the appeal based on LESD Interdistrict Permit Policy
  • The decision of the Superintendent of the Lawndale Elementary School District is the district’s
    final action on your request. You have the right to appeal this decision to the Los Angeles
    County Office of Education (LACOE) within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of the Superintendent
    letter. For more information and to obtain the Interdistrict Permit Appeal form, visit
    LACOE's Interdistrict Attendance web page or contact LACOE at (562) 922-6301.
  • LACOE has 45 days to render a decision after the family submits an appeal.  LACOE's decision is final and binding.

Terms and Conditions

  • Effective January 1, 2011, students who have already been granted an Interdistrict Permit do not need to reapply annually for a release from their home district.
  • Approval is subject to space availability in the district and may not be at the school site requested.
  • Students who are eligible for Special Education Services may be asked to obtain an Inter/Intra-SELPA Agreement for Individuals with Exceptional Needs, in addition to the Interdistrict Permit. No financial obligation shall be incurred by the district of residence for services rendered under this agreement.
  • The parent/guardian is responsible for providing transportation to and from school for students on Interdistrict Permit.

conditions under which an existing interdistrict transfer permit may be revoked or rescinded

  • The district determines there is evidence of falsified information
  • The student fails to maintain satisfactory attendance including tardies, absences, and early or late pick ups from school 
  • The student fails to maintain satisfactory grades
  • The student fails to maintain satisfactory citizenship and behavior
  • Repeated violation of district, school rules or policies
  • Parent does not cooperate or fails to attend parent/teacher/student conferences
  • Other conditions occur rendering the continuance inadvisable
Elementary School Boundaries

Elementary School Attendance Area Map

MIddle School Boundaries

middle school attendance area map