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Pittsburg Unified School District

Every Scholar, Every Day. They Deserve Nothing Less Than Our Best.

Pittsburg Unified School District

Every Scholar, Every Day. They Deserve Nothing Less Than Our Best.
OPEN ENROLLMENT

OPEN ENROLLMENT

Open Enrollments are for transfers WITHIN the Pittsburg Unified School District from one school to another for grades K-8.

 
    • For Junior High School Students 2024-2025 School Year- Open Enrollment period starts January 16, 2024 and Ends February 16, 2024 for round 1.
    • For Elementary School Students 2024-2025 School Year- Open Enrollment period starts March 1, 2024 and Ends March 29, 2024 for round 1.  
 
You can apply at any school site or through email and can be downloaded below and submitted to dviart@pittsburgusd.net or hsouders@pittsburgusd.net
 

Open Enrollment Form English

 
    • Para los Estudiantes de la Escuela Secundaria del Año Escolar 2024-2025 - El Período de Inscripción Abierta comienza el 16 de enero de 2024 y termina el 16 de febrero de 2024 para la ronda 1.
    • Para los Estudiantes de la Escuela Primaria del Año Escolar 2024-2025 - El Período de Inscripción Abierta comienza el 1 de marzo de 2024 y termina el 29 de marzo de 2024 para la ronda 1.
 
Usted puede solicitarla en cualquier escuela o a través de correo electrónico y puede ser descargada a continuación y enviada a hsouders@pittsburgusd.net 
 

Open Enrollment Form Spanish

 
Open Enrollments will be processed during the summer and you will receive notification in the mail.  New requests may be placed on hold until 14 days after school starts to determine space availability. This would impact Tk and K the most and the student may have to attend the assigned home school until the process is complete.  
 

Attendance at a School Within the Pittsburg Unified School District

The Governing Board desires to provide options that meet the diverse needs, potential and interests of district students and shall annually review enrollment options. Students who reside within the district boundaries may apply for enrollment in any district school. The Superintendent or Designee shall determine the capacity of each district school and establish a random, unbiased selection process for the admission of students from outside a school’s attendance area. The district will not provide transportation outside the school’s attendance area if attendance is based upon a parent's request to attend a school outside the student’s attendance area. The Superintendent or Designee shall develop the necessary regulations for implementing this policy.
 

Selection Procedures

Open enrollment shall be granted annually on a space available basis at the receiving school. No student currently residing within a school’s attendance area shall be displaced by a student on open enrollment (not including students who enroll after the beginning of the school year. (Education Code 35160.5) Students who move into an attendance area will be reassigned to another school if their grade level is at maximum capacity.
    • Open enrollment applications shall be available at all school offices.
    • Open enrollment application period shall be January 17 thru February 16, for Junior High and March 1st thru March 29th for Elementary, unless otherwise announced by the district.
    • All students who submit applications to the district by the end of the open enrollment period shall be considered for admission to their school of choice for the following school year under the district open enrollment policy. Requests submitted after the open enrollment period will be processed later in the year.
    • Enrollment in a school of choice shall be determined by space, attendance, behavioral, and/or academic conditions. If there are more requests than spaces there will be an applicant pool. A lottery shall be established to indicate the order in which students will be accepted.
    • The Superintendent or Designee shall inform applicants by mail as to whether their applications have been approved or denied. If the application is denied, the reasons for denial shall be stated in writing.
    • Applicants who receive attendance approval must confirm their enrollment within two weeks. Once attendance has commenced, students must remain at the school of choice for at least one full year, unless they no longer meet behavioral or academic conditions.
    • Schools shall be notified of students approved for open enrollment.
    • The Governing Board retains the authority to maintain appropriate racial and ethnic balances among district schools. (Education Code 35160.5)
    • Students on open enrollment will be required to apply for open enrollment transfer each year during the district open enrollment period. Transfer requests will be considered only after all students residing in the school’s attendance area have been accommodated.
    • If it becomes necessary to displace students on open enrollment at any grade level, students will be displaced in reverse order (last in, first out) of their acceptance

Cancellations

A student’s open enrollment may be canceled if his/her attendance, academic achievement, or behavior interferes with the student’s educational progress. Cancellation of student open enrollment shall occur at any time deemed necessary by the open enrollment school.
**If approved, a student on open enrollment MUST stay at the open enrollment school for one school year, unless the transfer is revoked. 

Appeal Process

When an open enrollment intradistrict application is denied, the parent/guardian may appeal to the Director of Student Services in writing within 30 days of receiving the denial. An answer will be given in writing either approving or denying the appeal. The response will state the reason for approval or denial.
INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFERS

INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFERS

Interdistrict-Form-Updated-2023.pdfPlease fill out the application (available below) and email hsouders@pittsburgusd.net  with your proof of employment, proof that student already attends school at the requested district or other proof supporting your reason.   
 
    • 2024-2025 Transfers will be processed beginning April 1, 2024. Please Print Interdistrict Transfer Form here. 
    • You can apply for  mid year transfer at any time during the school year.
    • Once processed you will receive an email back with the copy and then you can submit it to the district that you are requesting. 
    • Although students Tk- 12th grade generally must attend school in the district where their residency has been established, the Governing Board recognizes justifiable reasons for occasional inter-district transfers. Upon request, the Board may accept students from another district and may also allow students who live within the district to attend out-of-district schools.
    • Inter-district Transfers will be accepted for processing on April 1rd.  Please allow up to 5-10 days for processing. 
 

Leaving Pittsburg Unified School District:

Inter-district Transfers TO ANOTHER DISTRICT may be granted for the following reasons:
    • Student has attended requested school in previous year and will complete the highest grade level offered at the requested school.
    • All 11th and 12th grade students who are continuing at the requested school.
    • No space exists in required grade level within the Pittsburg Unified School District.
    • There is no space available in a class that is REQUIRED for graduation.
    • Student is required to attend a Special Education program that is not currently offered in the Pittsburg Unified School District.
    • Student has been attending another district for 3+ years, consecutively, under an approved inter-district transfer from the Pittsburg Unified School District.
    • Student was in attendance at another public high school during the prior school year, and wishes to continue at that high school.
    • Student has a daycare outside the district. 
You may apply for an interdistrict to LEAVE PUSD, you may download and print theInter-district Transfer Request Formand return it to the Pittsburg Unified School District Administrative Building in April before the requested school year.
Office of Student Services
2000 Railroad Ave
Pittsburg, CA 94565
 
You MUST reapply every year.
***Please bring work/childcare/current enrollment verification with you when submitting the form. Transfers will not be approved without proper verification.

Entering Pittsburg Unified School District:

Inter-district attendance transfers may be granted TO ENTER THE DISTRICT for the following reasons:
    • Junior/Senior privilege.
    • Student completing the highest grade in an elementary or junior high school.
    • All required applications of law.
    • Work Related: Under Education Code 48204(f) An elementary school pupil, who has one or both parents or legal guardian, employed within the boundaries of that school district.
    • Childcare: An elementary school pupil’s childcare is provided by an individual or childcare facility within the boundaries of the requested district.
    • Parents have documented proof of an intended move.
    • Special or unusual circumstances which make attendance of a student in school outside his/her area of residence NECESSARY.
    • All students must have/maintain good grades (C average), 90% positive attendance, and good behavior. If it is a new request, proof of this requirement must be turned in to the Student Services Department.
Please apply for an interdistrict TO Pittsburg Unified starting at YOUR DISTRICT OF RESIDENCE.
The District shall notify a parent submitting a current year request of the final decision no later than 30 days after receipt for the current school year. 
The District shall notify a parent submitting a future year request of the final decision as soon as possible and no later than the 14th day of the school year.
You MUST reapply every year.
 

Denial of Transfer Requests

The parent/guardian of a student who is denied a transfer requested pursuant to Education Code 46600-46611 shall receive timely notice, in accordance with the law, regarding the process for appeal to the County Board of Education. This notice shall be provided by the district denying the request, or in the absence of an agreement between the districts, by the district of residence.
 
You may also visit the Contra Costa County Office of Education website below to appeal and get additional information: www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/programs/for_parents_students/interdistrict_transfers
 
Failure of the parent to meet any timelines established by the school district and/or the county office of education shall be deemed an abandonment of the request. Students who are under consideration for expulsion or who have been expelled may not appeal inter-district attendance denials or decisions while expulsion proceedings are pending, or during the term of the expulsion. Education Code 46601
 

Revocation of Agreements

    • The district may revoke a student’s enrollment if he/she is recommended for expulsion pursuant to Education Code 48818.
    • Revocation may occur if a student on an inter-district transfer has poor attendance, grades or discipline problems.
    • A student on an inter-district permit will not be bumped for a resident after October 1 of the school year. The student may remain until the end of the school year, except for (1) and (2) above.
    • Current law prohibits rescinding interdistrict transfers, after June 30, following the completion of grade 10, or for pupils in grades 11 or 12. 
 

Guidelines for Inter-district Requests

    • All requests for inter-district agreements shall be submitted to the Superintendent or Designee.
    • If the request for an inter-district transfer is denied by the Pittsburg Unified School District Board of Education, the parents have the right to appeal the denial to the County Board of Education and this decision will be binding on both parties. During the appeal, students will remain at their current school.
    • Inter-district transfers coming into the district may only occur when space is available\
    • A parent’s failure to meet the district’s established timelines will be deemed an abandonment of the transfer request.
 

Pittsburg Unified School District Board Policy

 

Limited Provisional Admission

Education Code section 46603, permits provisional admittance of a student for up to two months in the school district of proposed enrollment, makes a student’s eligibility for such provisional admittance contingent upon the provision of reasonable evidence that a final decision for the student’s request for interdistrict transfer is pending before the district of residence, district of proposed enrollment or the county board.
 
Any written notices to parents about a district's decision must conform to the translation requirements in existing law.