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COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

ENROLLMENT OPTION: MAXIMUM STUDENT ENROLLMENT LIMITATIONS

 

REGULAR EDUCATION PROGRAMMING

According to Policy 502.02, the most recent applicable policy pertaining to option enrollment, the Board of Education by the March meeting will determine the maximum number of option students the Columbus School District No. 71-0001 may receive in any program, class, grade level, or school building.

 

The following resident student maximums are recommended for the 2017-2018 school year. When a building or grade level reaches the ratios indicated in the table, option enrollment and within-district-transfers will be closed to those sections. However, as reasonable, the District may accept option students above these limitations if additional sections are added to accommodate the growth of resident student enrollment.

 

 

 

MAXIMUM

 

STUDENT/TEACHER

 

 

GRADE LEVEL

 

TOTAL PER

 

RATIO

 

PROJECTED 2017-

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

GRADE LEVEL

 

CUT OFF NUMBER

 

ENROLLMENT

K

 

275

 

19:1

 

                275

1

275

19:1

245

2

275

19:1

300

3

275

23:1

                   260

4

275

23:1

290

5

290

23:1

280

6

290

23:1

285

7

290

23:1

255

8

290

23:1

285

9

290

23:1

310

10

290

23:1

305

11

290

23:1

285

12

290

23:1

285

 

 

SPECIAL SERVICES PROGRAMMING

 

 

To meet the diverse needs of resident students, the District operates a number of programs collectively called "student services." This programming includes, but is not limited to, services for students with disabilities, high-ability learners, and students learning English through the English Language Learners Program (ELL). Because all such programming is in addition to programming provided all students, all student services must be limited to the specific staff, facilities, and equipment of the District made necessary by resident students. Given this, each student that applies as an option student requiring and/or qualified for special services programming will be allowed to enroll as an option student only when the services to be provided may be delivered within the existing capacity (staff, facilities, and equipment) of the District to serve resident students. Parents and/or guardians with students requiring and/or qualifying for special services programming and seeking to use option enrollment to place a student in the Columbus Public Schools must supply appropriate District personnel with any and all relevant information, as requested, to determine the needs of the student and to determine whether those needs may be served within the existing capacity of the District. As provided in Policy 502.02, “The District will not accept students for whom a contracted, out-of-district program required.” “Contracted, out-of-district” programming includes contracted services. In addition, as provided in Policy 502.02, “Parents or legal guardians of option students are responsible for transportation to and from school.”

 

 

 

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COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

STUDENT-WITHIN-DISTRICT TRANSFER: MAXIMUM STUDENT ENROLLMENT

 

LIMITATIONS

 

REGULAR EDUCATION PROGRAMMING

 

According to Policy 502.09, the most recent applicable policy pertaining to Student-Within-District Transfer, the Board of Education by the March meeting will determine the maximum number of students in each section the Columbus School District No. 71-0001 may receive in any program, class, grade level, or school building.

 

The following student maximums for the closure of each section for transfers are recommended for the 2017-2018 school year. However, as reasonable, the District may accept option students above these limitations if additional sections are added to accommodate the growth of resident student enrollment.

 

 

 

WITHIN-

 

TARGET

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

GRADE

 

TRANSFER

 

STUDENT/TEACHER

 

PROJECTED 2017-18

LEVEL

 

CUT-OFF #

 

RATIO

 

ENROLLMENT

 

 

 

 

K

 

19

 

20:1

 

275

1

19

20:1

245

2

19

20:1

300

3

23

25:1

260

4

23

25:1

290

5

N/A

25:1

280

6

 

N/A

25:1

285

7

 

N/A

25:1

255

8

 

N/A

25:1

285

9

 

N/A

25:1

310

10

 

N/A

25:1

305

11

 

N/A

25:1

285

12

 

N/A

25:1

285

SPECIAL SERVICES PROGRAMMING

 

To meet the diverse needs of resident students, the District operates a number of programs collectively called "student services." This programming includes, but is not limited to, services for students with disabilities, high-ability learners, and students learning English through the English Language Learners Program (ELL). Because all such programming is in addition to programming provided all students, all student services must be limited to the specific staff, facilities, and equipment of the District made necessary by resident students. Given this, each student that applies as an option student requiring and/or qualified for special services programming will be allowed to enroll as an option student only when the services to be provided may be delivered within the existing capacity (staff, facilities, and equipment) of the District to serve resident students. Parents and/or guardians with students requiring and/or qualifying for special services programming and seeking to use option enrollment to place a

 

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student in the Columbus Public Schools must supply appropriate District personnel with any and all relevant information, as requested, to determine the needs of the student and to determine whether those needs may be served within the existing capacity of the District. As provided in Policy 502.02, “The District will not transfer students to sections that have reached the Maximum Total Per Section number

 

 

 

Exhibit                                                                                               COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Revised: 2/09/15                                                                            Columbus, Nebraska

 

Revised:   2/15/17

Revised :  2/20/17