Berkeley residents attending a BUSD school wanting to leave BUSD
The Governing Board recognizes that students who reside in one district may request to attend school in another district and that such choices are made for a variety of reasons. Requests for residents of the district to attend school in another school district shall be granted except in extraordinary circumstances as determined by the Superintendent or designee. The Board believes the educational experience available to inter-district students is a privilege.
Berkeley residents attending another district
Students who are Berkeley residents currently attending school in another district may request a continuing inter district permit to remain at the current out of district school.
Non-Berkeley residents wanting to enroll in BUSD
Students who are not Berkeley residents may request to be considered in Berkeley schools on an Inter-District Permit, if approved by the school district where they live. Please note that approval from your district of residence does not guarantee BUSD approval. If approved by BUSD, Inter-district permits must be renewed each school year. However, no student attending on an Inter-District Permit will be placed until the permit renewal is received. Under Berkeley’s enrollment system, priority for enrollment is given to all Berkeley residents before inter-district students are admitted. As a result, permits are limited.
We will begin accepting inter district permits for the 23-24 school year on April 17, 2023.
At the end of the Enrollment Form, you will have the option to state that you are not a Berkeley resident and submit the form without the Declaration of Residency. You will also be able to select Non Berkeley Resident when picking a Zone for Elementary School preferences.
Non-Berkeley Residents Attending BUSD
Students who are not Berkeley residents currently attending a BUSD school may request a continuing inter-district permit form the school district they reside in in order to remain at the current BUSD school.