San Marino Unified School District

open enrollment (romero act) 2019-2020
The San Marino Unified School District will be considering Open Enrollment (Romero Act) permits for the 2019-2020 school year beginning May 1, 2019.  Applications will be available in March.  The Open Enrollment Act provides parent options for student attendance. Those parents of students at one of the 1,000 Open Enrollment schools identified for the school year have the option to request transfer to another school with a higher API score within the district or outside of the district.
Although it is not necessary to request permission to leave an Open Enrollment school, it is in everyone’s best interest that you notify the school of residence of your intent to seek enrollment at SMUSD to ensure that all student records will be ready for transfer without delay; and to allow the school of residence and the student to plan accordingly for the following school year. Transportation is not provided. By completing this form, you are requesting to enroll your student within the San Marino Unified School District.
Submission Requirements:
  • 2019-2020 Open Enrollment Permit Application (PDF, one page).
  • Original and Copy of the Open Enrollment Act letter from your district of residence.
  • Copy of student’s current report card.
Incomplete applications will be returned and will delay processing. All submission requirement documents must be included as part of the application. If the Open Enrollment Permit is approved, additional enrollment documentation will be requested at that time.
Important Dates:
  • May 1, 2019 – Begin acceptance of applications
  • June 15, 2019 – Application deadline
  • June 30, 2019 – SMUSD notifies families of application results.

Permits will be approved in accordance with priorities established in the San Marino Unified School District policies and Administrative Regulations. Permits are approved based on availability of space and the order received.

Parents are reminded that the district reserves the right to revoke permits at any time for unacceptable behavior or irregular attendance. Permits may be revoked or cancelled during the school year if false information is used as a basis for securing a permit or if the parent fails to report to the District circumstances which might affect the child’s continued eligibility to attend under the permit. If the student is suspended, the permit will be immediately revoked without further notice or hearing.