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 2017-2018 school year opened in the fall of 2016 and closed December 31, 2016.You may apply for admission after the December 31st deadline on an interdistrict attendance request form. Please use this form to submit your request to your district of residence (DOR). Acceptance into the Nevada City School District will be based on release from your DOR, Board approved cap for 2017-2018 and grade level space availability. Please note that Board Policy does not provide for new applications for eighth grade students.
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 or the subsequent school year for which the pupil is requesting a transfer. This date may be waived under certain conditions. The school district of choice must notify the parent in writing within 90 days of the receipt of the transfer request as to whether the application has been approved, rejected or if the pupil has been placed on a waiting list.
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 and may give priority for attendance to children of military personnel.