District Residency Based on Parent/Guardian Employment (Allen Bill)

What is an Allen Bill?

District residency status may be granted to a student if at least one of their parents/guardians is physically employed within the NCJUSD district boundaries for a minimum of 10 hours during the school week. No student seeking residency on this basis shall be denied enrollment based on race, ethnicity, sex, parental income, scholastic achievement, or any of the individual characteristics set forth in Education Code 220.  However, the Superintendent or designee may deny enrollment into the district if any of the following circumstances is present:

  1. The additional cost of educating the student would exceed the amount of additional state aide received.
  2. Enrollment of the student would adversely affect the district’s court-ordered or voluntary desegregation plan as determined by the Governing Board.
  3. Other circumstances exist that are not arbitrary.
    • Such circumstances may include, but are not limited to overcrowding of school facilities at the relevant grade level.

How to apply for residency based on the Allen Bill:

  • Fill out the Allen Bill form:
  • Allen Bill Application ENGLISH: 2024-25
  • Allen Bill Application SPANISH: 2024-25
  • Provide one of the following: Letter from employer, payroll voucher/statement/W2 or 1099
  • Submit both documents to the NCJUSD District Office
  • Students will be accepted based on space availability.  If a student is denied, they will remain on the waitlist until space becomes available.


Once a student has established residency, they will not be required to reapply for enrollment in subsequent years.  The student may continue to attend Spring Grove School through the 8th grade provided the parent/guardian provides proof of physical employment within the district boundaries annually, subject to exceptions in items # 1-3.

 District Residency Policies: Coming soon!