Grandparent Permit

 
Round 1 Permit Approval Notifications have been sent. If you were not approved please ensure you provide the required documentation by July 8th, 2022 to be considered for Round 2.  
 
Board Policy and Administrative Regulations - Below
 
Grandparent Permit Residency Verification Affidavit - Below
 
Reminder: This is the first time BHUSD has offered a Grandparent Permit. It is different than all previous permits and like anything new, there will be bumps in the road. The good news is we are here to walk you through every step of the way and work together to learn and grow to make this a wonderful program. 
 
You may only complete the Application Form if your student is applying to start at BHUSD this school year. 
 
In addition to the FAQ below we have received three common questions in the last 48 hours:
 
1. Can the parent (instead of the grandparent) fill out the application form? 
Yes! As long as the grandparent signs the Grandparent Permit Residency Verification Affidavit. (before you panic, read the answer to the next question) 
 
2. There are a lot of documents, plus the Grandparent Permit Residency Verification Affidavit, do they need to be submitted in order to hold my spot in the first-come-first-serve queue? 
No, but please do your best to attach what you can! 
 
3. Should I already have the release from my home district? 
No, but if you want to go ahead and request it now it will get the ball rolling.

For LAUSD residents, please follow these instructions to appeal to LACOE for an Interdistrict Permit:

1) Complete Los Angeles County Office of Education's (LACOE) Interdistrict Attendance Appeal packet here

2) Complete the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Childcare Affidavit here

3) Attach a copy of:

  • Grandparent's ID or driver's license
  • A utility bill in the grandparent's name
4) Email all documents to [email protected]

For questions regarding the appeal process, contact LACOE at (562) 922-6301

 
Questions? Check below to see if it has been answered, if not, please email [email protected]
FAQ: Grandparent Permit
 

When do I apply?

For this inaugural year, you may apply starting on Friday, June 17th at 10 am. 


How do I apply?

Fill out the application form at bhusd.org/enrollment/. 


If my application is approved, what is the next step?

The BHUSD Enrollment Center will send an email notifying applicants when it has been determined that space is available to accept the student. At that time, approved applicants will receive instructions on how to complete the enrollment process.


How many years does the grandparent need to have lived within BHUSD attendance boundaries?

A minimum of 10 consecutive years. This may be as an owner or renter. 


When will I be notified if I was accepted in Round 1?

No later than July 1st.


When will I be notified if I was accepted in Round 2? 

No later than July 18th.


Is there a Round 3?

Pending availability, this may be considered. 


What happens if I don’t get accepted in Round 1?

You will be put on a first-come, first-serve waiting list. 


What is the difference between Round 1 and Round 2?

BHUSD is conservative with our approach to offering permits to ensure fiscal responsibility. The majority of remaining residential, non-permit enrollment happens at the start of July. By July 15th we will be able to open additional permit spots to anyone who is on the waiting list based on available space. Beyond Round 2, an additional round may be considered pending availability. 


Once I am granted a permit do I need to reapply each year?

Yes, however, it is the practice of BHUSD to ensure continuity of education by including current permit students in our annual enrollment projections. Per the state Education Code, you are required to get an annual release from your home district (district of residence) and provide it to BHUSD with your application. 

 

Do I need to submit residency verification documents when I reapply each year? 

Yes. Annually, you will need to submit documents verifying that the grandparent has lived within BHUSD attendance boundaries for a minimum of 10 consecutive years. 


How do I prove that the grandparents have lived within the BHUSD attendance boundaries for a minimum of 10 consecutive years? 

This may be verified with a grant deed or annual property taxes or leases/rental history verification, and a signed Grandparent Permit Residency Verification Affidavit.


Can my permit be denied?

Yes. Due to the fact that Beverly Hills Unified School District is a community-funded, "basic aid" district, enrollment of pupils can be denied if the enrollment will negatively impact the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or school building or will have an adverse financial impact on the district as determined by District Administration.


Can my permit be revoked?

Yes. Please refer to the policy for the circumstances under which this may take place. 


Is my “first-come, first-serve” place renewed every year? 

No, the first time you apply is when your spot in the queue is established. 


What is an Interdistrict Transfer Release?

A requirement of the application process is a release from the student's district of residence. The parent/guardian of the student is responsible for obtaining a release from their district of residence.


How do I get released from my home district? 

Call your local district office and they will either process it or refer you to the Los Angeles Office of Education to release you through an appeal. 

For LAUSD residents, please follow these instructions to appeal to LACOE for an Interdistrict Permit:

1) Complete Los Angeles County Office of Education's (LACOE) Interdistrict Attendance Appeal packet here

2) Complete the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) Childcare Affidavit here

3) Attach a copy of:

  • Grandparent's ID or driver's license
  • A utility bill in the grandparent's name
4) Email all documents to [email protected]

For questions regarding the appeal process, contact LACOE at (562) 922-6301

 

Is the interdistrict permit available for Preschool?

No. Interdistrict permits are for students in grades TK-12.  Preschool programming is run through the City of Beverly Hills.

 

Is there a sibling privilege?

No. Each application will be considered independently based on grade level and program.

 

Do I have to wait until the application window opens to request an interdistrict release by the school district of residence?

No, the process of getting an interdistrict release can begin immediately. Please be sure to check the Open Enrollment timelines with your district of residence. 

 

Can a parent/guardian make a specific elementary school request?

Permits are based on space available. There is a transfer request option after a student has been enrolled.

 

Can I hold a place for a child who is not yet school-aged?

No, the child must be school-aged in order to submit an application.