Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):
The Board of Trustees believes that all children should have the opportunity to receive educational services. Staff shall encourage parents/guardians to enroll all school-aged children in school.
The Superintendent or designee shall maintain procedures which provide for the verification of all entrance requirements specified in law and in Board policies and regulations.
To make sure your child is ready for school, California Law, Education Code Section 49452.8, now requires that your child have an oral health assessment (dental checkup) in either kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his or her first year in public school. Assessments that have happened within the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement. The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional.
Age of Admission
A child who will reach the age of five on or before September 1st of the school year shall be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten at the beginning of that school year or at any later time in the same year. (Education Code 48000)
A child who will reach the age of five between September 2nd and December 2nd of the school year shall be eligible for enrollment in transitional kindergarten at the beginning of that school year or at any later time in the same year.
Criteria for Residency
Prior to admission in district schools, students shall provide proof of residency.
A student shall be deemed to have complied with residency requirements if he/she meets any of the following criteria:
Proof of Residency
The Superintendent or designee shall retain a copy of the document or written verification offered as proof of residency. In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall annually verify the student's residency and retain a copy of the document or written statement offered as verification. (5 CCR 432)
When presented with a substitute address designated by the Secretary of State for victims of domestic violence or stalking residing within district boundaries, the Superintendent or designee shall accept and use the substitute address for all future communication and correspondence and in all public records. (Government Code 6207)
If any district employee reasonably believes that the parent/guardian of a student has provided false or unreliable evidence of residency, the Superintendent or designee shall make reasonable efforts to determine whether the student meets legal residency requirements.
Reasonable evidence of residency may be established by documentation including, but not limited to, any of the following: (Education Code 48204.1)