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Dr. Allen L. Dosty, Jr.
Coordinator
adosty@lodiusd.net
(209)331-7070

Courtney De Santiago
Administrative Secretary
cdesantiago@lodiusd.net
(209)331-7055

                                                                        Maricela Corona
                                                                       Typist Clerk II
                                                                       mcorona@lodiusd.net
                                                                     (209)331-8993
                                                                        13451 N. Extension Road
                                                                       Lodi, CA 95242 

DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Caregiver Authorizations
  • County One Program Referral
  • Disciplinary Matters
  • District Attorney Referrals, Summons and Orders
  • Expulsion Due Process
  • Foster Youth Liaison
  • Home Hospital Instruction
  • Inter-District Agreements (IDAs)
  • Pupil Records
  • Residency Verifications
  • Student Attention Review Boards (SARBs)
  • School Site Suspension Appeals

Staff

Crystal Esquivel
Lodi High School
(209) 331-7754
 
Denise Morgan
Tokay High School
(209) 331-7882
 
Diana Saragoza
Lawrence Elementary
(209) 331-7363

Hann Soy
McNair High School
(209) 953-3109

Juan Gonzalez
Plaza Robles High School
(209) 953-8193
 
Marvel Bristow
Millswood Middle School
(209) 331-8340

Patricia Gurecki
Podesta Ranch Elementary
(209) 953-3378

Paula Calderon
Henderson School
(209) 331-8005
 
Samuel Gonzalez
Plaza Robles High School
(209) 953-8227

2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR NEW/RENEWED INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFER AGREEMENTS (IDA)
ACCEPTED FEBRUARY 1st thru APRIL 1st 

What is an IDA?

An Inter-district attendance transfer (IDA) agreement is needed when parents/legal guardians wish to enroll their student(s) at a school that is outside of the district in which they reside. IDA's are required when parents wish to enroll their students into an LUSD school, but physically reside in another district's boundaries. IDA's are also required for LUSD residents wishing to enroll their children in outside districts.

California Education Code sections 46600-46601 permits parents/guardians to request an inter-district attendance transfer (IDA) agreement. The fundamental basis for this provision is the signing of an agreement between districts. An IDA agreement must be approved by, both, the student’s original district of residence and the district to which the student seeks to transfer. Both districts must approve the agreement before it becomes valid. The agreement is for one year only and includes terms and conditions. It is within the authority of either the home district or the receiving district to revoke an IDA agreement at any time for any reason either district deems appropriate.

 

***PLEASE NOTE*** 

The Child Welfare and Attendance office does not handle INTRA-District Transfers.  Those transfers are from school to school within the District and are handled by the school site principals.  If you want your child to go to a school other than their attendance area school within the District, you must start the process at your child's attendance area school first.  Once reviewed by the principal of the attendance area school, if approved, the attendance area school will forward to the school that is being requested.  Please note that there is a deadline for filing these transfer requests, please check with your attendance area school for that date.

GOOD ATTENDANCE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!

When students miss too many days of school, they fall behind and struggle to keep up with their classmates. Whether the days missed are due to illness, truancy or for any other reason, the end result for the student is the same — learning time is lost. Children and adolescents will get sick at times and may need to stay at home, but we want to work with you to help minimize the number of days your student misses school.

Education = future

FACTS RELATED TO NON-ATTENDANCE:

  • Students are absent most on Mondays and Fridays 
  • Students stay home more often on rainy days, inclement weather, and the day after a school holiday 
  • Students who ride the bus to school are absent more frequently than students who walk 
  • Students who do not eat breakfast are absent more often than students who do 
  • Students who are truant commit the majority of daytime burglaries and property damage 
  • Students’ absence patterns are established as early as kindergarten 
  • Students’ older siblings frequently set attendance patterns in a family 
  • Students who are excessively absent suffer losses in educational achievement and perform poorly on exams 
  • Students who are excessively absent are at greater risk of dropping out and becoming involved in delinquent behavior 

IMPACT OF EDUCATION ON SALARIES, WELFARE & INCARCERATION

Education and Earnings:

  • High School graduates earn 74% more than dropouts
  • College graduates earn 256% more than dropouts
  • Post Graduates earn 389% more than dropouts -
     

Education and Welfare:

  • High School dropouts are 85% more likely to be on welfare
  • College graduates are 78% less likely to be on welfare
  • Post graduates are 81% less likely to be on welfare -
     

Education and Incarceration:

  • High School dropouts are 14% more likely to be incarcerated than those with high school diploma
  • College graduates are 87% less likely to be incarcerated than those with high school diploma
  • Post graduates are 91% less likely to be incarcerated than those with high school diploma  

** National Center for School Engagement

** Campaign for College Opportunity

MISSED DAYS ADD UP QUICKLY!

  • Just a few missed days a month adds up to several school weeks missed in a year.
  • Both excused and unexcused absences can make it more difficult for your child to keep up with other students,especially in math and reading.
  • Kindergarten and first grade are critical for your child. Missing school during these early years makes it more difficult for children to learn in later years and they often have trouble reading by the end of third grade.

​Helpful Ideas

  • Make appointments with the doctor or dentist in the late afternoon so your child misses as little school as possible.
  • If your child must miss school, make sure you get his or her home work assignments and follow up to see if the work is completed and turned in.
  • Call the school as soon as you know your child will be absent and tell school staff why your child will be out and for how long.
  • Be prepared to get a doctor’s note when requested by school personnel.
  • If you need medical advice after business hours, most doctors’ offices have answering services 24 hours a day to assist you.
  • If your child has an emergency, call 911.

Work with Your Child and Your School

  • As the parent, be strong with your child and don’t let your child stay home when it is not necessary. This will help your child succeed.
  • If your child has a chronic disease, make sure that the school staff is aware of the disease so the staff can assist your child if he or she becomes ill. Information about your child’s chronic disease should be noted on the school emergency or health information card.
  • For students with asthma: if your child has asthma, the school needs an Asthma Action Plan completed by his or her doctor that includes permission to carry an inhaler at school. Make sure that all supplies (inhaler, spacer, etc.) needed to manage your child’s asthma are at the school.
  • For students with diabetes: if your child has diabetes, the school needs a Diabetes Management Plan completed by his or her doctor. Make sure that all supplies (insulin, blood sugar meter, test strips) needed to manage your child’s diabetes are at the school.
  • Keep an open line of communication with school staff and teachers. The more the school knows about your child’s health, the better prepared everyone will be to work together for your child.​

ATTENDANCE MATTERS

Homeless Information/McKinney-Vento Education Assistance Act