Admission of Students
Students shall be admitted to the school district who are:
∑ legal residents of the school district or otherwise entitled by Nebraska law to attend the schools of the district tuition-free;
∑ approved for option enrollment pursuant to policy;
∑ approved as a foreign exchange students pursuant to policy; or
∑ legal residents of a district that has contracted with this district for their educational services.
∑ statutorily entitled to attend the schools of the district on a part-time basis subject to this policy and the regulations of the district.
∑ out-of-state students who have been enrolled pursuant to policy 5002-2.
Student who have been placed in a foster home within the school district are not residents of the district and will not be permitted to enroll unless the district has received a written determination from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services that it is in the best interest of the student not to attend his or her district of residence.
Students who seek to enroll in the district must comply with each board policy, state statute and regulation that applies to their situation.† Grade level placement will be determined in accordance with district policy.
Part-Time Enrollment of Students.
†A student may be permitted to enroll on a part-time basis pursuant to this policy and applicable regulations when appropriate for reasons that include but are not limited to the following: the student attends another education institution on a part-time basis; is enrolled for a limited number of credit hours needed to graduate; has a modified schedule because of a disability or as part of an individualized education plan; or is a student who resides in the school district but attends a private, denominational, or parochial school or a school that elects not to meet accreditation or approval requirements (referred to herein as an exempt school student or an exempt school, respectively).
Application for Enrollment.† The parent or guardian of an exempt school student who is of appropriate age to attend school, resides in the school district, has not graduated from high school, and has not received a graduate equivalency diploma, must file an application for enrollment on forms provided by the school district by August 1st of the year of enrollment.† For second semester high school courses, the application must be filed by December 15th.† For students who move into the district mid-semester, the application must be filed within 20 days of moving into the district.† The administration shall review the application, determine whether to approve or deny it, notify the parent or guardian, and schedule enrollment at an educationally appropriate time in the building or attendance center of the administrationís choice.† Enrollment does not carry over from one year to the next, and the parent or guardian of an exempt school student must apply for enrollment each school year.
Capacity.† The enrollment of exempt school students is subject to the capacity limitations established by the district for grades, classes, courses, and programs.† Full-time students shall be given priority for enrollment in grades, classes, courses, and programs.
Placement of Students.† Exempt school students shall be placed in courses for which they have adequate preparation and which are determined to be educationally appropriate based on criteria that include, but are not limited to the studentís age, achievement test scores, academic record, evaluation by school personnel and any other standards used by the district for the placement of students.
Grades and Academic Honors.† Exempt school students shall receive grades, report cards, and transcripts, but shall not be eligible to graduate, receive a diploma or qualify for class ranking unless they meet all district requirements for such including earning a sufficient number of credit hours and semesters of attendance.
Applicability of School Rules.† Exempt school students are subject to all rules and regulations of the board of education and administration as set forth in policy, handbooks or other communications, as well as the rules and directives of the building administration and teaching personnel.† They must remain on the school campus during scheduled classes but must leave the school campus when not engaged in a course or course-related activity unless the course or course-activity requires their presence or the building principal approves their presence.† Students who violate school policies, rules, or directives shall be subject to disciplinary procedures up to and including suspension and expulsion.
Extracurricular Sports and Activities.† Exempt school students may not participate in extracurricular sports and activities; provided, they may participate in activities that are part of the school district curriculum (e.g. band performance). †Exempt school students who become full-time students and satisfy the eligibility requirements of the district and the Nebraska School Activities Association, where applicable, may participate in extracurricular sports and activities.
Transportation.† Exempt school students are not entitled to transportation or reimbursement for transportation.
Adopted on: July 13, 2009
Revised on: _________________________
Reviewed on:† September 14, 2015
Reviewed on March 13, 2016