District of Choice
The Nevada City School District participates in the District of Choice Program (DOC) for families who live outside of district boundaries. The application period for the 2018-2019 school year is open in the fall of 2017 and closed December 31, 2017.Please use the District of Choice request form and submit your application to the District Office at 800 Hoover Lane, Nevada City, CA . Acceptance into the Nevada City School District will determined by the board approved cap for 2018-2019 and grade level space availability.
District of Choice Facts
The governing board of any school district may elect to accept interdistrict transfers under the “District of Choice” provision authorized under California Education Code sections 48300 through 48316 Under this provision, the school district of choice determines the number of transfer pupils it is willing to accept and must ensure that pupils admitted are selected through a random, unbiased process that prohibits an evaluation of whether or not the pupil should be enrolled based on his or her academic or athletic performance.
Applications for transfer under this provision must be received by January 1 of the subsequent school year for which the pupil is requesting a transfer. The deadline for final written notice of transfer acceptance and rejection is February 15. The board has until May 1 to fill vacancies on a wait list, and no students are accepted after May 1.
The pupil’s district of residence may prohibit the transfer of the pupil only if that governing board determines that the transfer would negatively impact the racial and ethnic balance of the school district or court-order or voluntary desegregation plans of the school district. A school district of residence may not prohibit the transfer of a pupil, who is a child of an active military duty parent, to a school which has approved the application for transfer.
School districts of choice must give priority for attendance to siblings of children already in attendance in the district, the second priority is students eligible for free or reduced-price meals, and the third priority is children of military personnel. (Education Code § 48306.)