One of the duties and responsibilities of the San Mateo County Board of Education is to rule on interdistrict attendance when a pupil’s parent or legal guardian files an appeal after either the district of residence or the district of desired attendance has denied an interdistrict attendance request. Parents may request an Interdistrict Attendance Appeal hearing within thirty (30) calendar days after their request for interdistrict attendance has been denied by the district of residence or by the desired district of attendance, and they have exhausted the appeal process of the denying district.
Most districts have an internal appeal procedure that parents must use before filing an appeal with the San Mateo County Board of Education. Because the appeal process for each district varies, parents will need to check with the district denying the request to determine and follow its appeals procedure.
Individuals filing an Interdistrict Attendance Appeal with the San Mateo County Board of Education must submit copies of letters from the denying district to verify that the district’s entire appeals process has been completed.
County Board of Education Policy and Regulation on Interdistrict Attendance Appeals
On March 20, 2019, the San Mateo County Board of Education adopted revisions to the Board Policy and Regulation that guide its hearings on Interdistrict Attendance Appeals.
You may use the links below to obtain copies of these documents.
- Board Policy on Interdistrict Attendance Appeal (English)
- Board Policy on Interdistrict Attendance Appeal (Spanish)
- Interdistrict Attendance Appeals Handbook (English)
- Interdistrict Attendance Appeals Handbook (Spanish)
- Appeal of Denial for Interdistrict Attendance - Form (English)
- Appeal of Denial for Interdistrict Attendance - Form (Spanish)