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Instructions for IDA's into BUSD

According to Ed Code and Board Policy, students are required to attend school in the district of residence of their parents or legal guardian. When a parent has a compelling reason and wants their student to attend a school outside of the district of residence they must obtain an IDA (Inter District Transfer). Benicia Unified welcomes students seeking an IDA, however will not consider IDA requests after May 15th of the school year. Students requesting an IDA must be in good standing at their current school. These are the steps to obtaining an IDA (Inter District Agreement) also known as a transfer from one district to another;

  • Parent or Guardian must go to the district where they reside and fill out the IDA request. The parent or guardian leaves the request at the residing district for approval or denial.
  • The district of residence reads the IDA and gives an approval or denial for the student to leave that district. The district then sends this paperwork to the district the parent is requesting the student attend.
  • The district of request then reviews the paperwork and makes a decision based on available space and appropriate attendance and behavior.
  • The parent is notified of the decision. If the IDA is approved by both schools the parent makes an appointment to enroll the student at the new school. If the IDA is denied the parent can appeal.
  • IDA’s are good for 5 years or until a student changes schools and can be revoked mid-year for continued disciplinary problems, or continued unexcused absences or tardies.

Instructions for IDA's out of BUSD

According to Ed Code and Board Policy, students are required to attend school in the district of residence of their parents or legal guardian. When a parent has a compelling reason and wants their student to attend a school outside of the district of residence they must obtain an IDA. Benicia Unified will consider all applications for an IDA out of BUSD and into a different district.These are the steps to obtaining an IDA (Inter District Agreement) also known as a transfer from one district to another;

  • Parent or Guardian must go to the district where they reside, Benicia Unified, and fill out the IDA request. This is done by appointment only. Please call Betty Jensen at 707-747-8300 ext. 1211, to set up the appointment.
  • The district of residence, BUSD, reads the IDA and gives an approval or denial for the student to leave that district. The district then sends this paperwork to the district the parent is requesting the student attend.
  • The district of request then reviews the paperwork and makes a decision based on available space and appropriate attendance and behavior.
  • The parent is notified of the decision by the district the parent is requesting.
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