(a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Active military duty” means full-time military duty status in the active uniformed service of the United States, including members of the California National Guard and the State Military Reserve on active duty orders pursuant to Title 10 or 32 of the United States Code or Part 1 (commencing with Section 100) of Division 2 of the Military and Veterans Code.
(2) “Military installation” means a base, camp, post, station, yard, center, home port facility for any ship, or other activity under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Defense or the United States Coast Guard.
(3) “Parent” means the natural or adoptive parent or guardian of a dependent child.
(b) Notwithstanding Section 48200, a pupil complies with the residency requirements for school attendance in a school district, if he or she is a pupil whose parent is transferred or is pending transfer to a military installation within the state while on active military duty pursuant to an official military order.
(c) A school district shall accept applications by electronic means for enrollment, including enrollment in a specific school or program within the school district, and course registration for pupils described in subdivision (b).
(d) (1) The parent shall provide proof of residence in the school district within 10 days after the published arrival date provided on official documentation.
(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), a parent may use any of the following addresses as related to his or her military move:
(A) A temporary on-base billeting facility.
(B) A purchased or leased home or apartment.
(C) Federal government or public-private venture off-base military housing.
(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 239, Sec. 1. (SB 455) Effective January 1, 2018.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018