JBC Enrollment (See JBCA and JQKA) JBC
A resident student is any child who has attained the age of eligibility for school attendance and lives with a parent or a person acting as a parent who is a resident of the district. Children who are homeless as defined by Kansas law and who are located in the district will be admitted as resident students. For purposes of this policy, parent means the natural parents, adoptive parents, step-parents and foster parents. For purposes of this policy, person acting as a parent means a guardian or conservator, a person liable by law to care for or support the child, a person who has actual care and control of the child and provides a major portion of support or a person who has actual care and control of the child with written consent of a person who has legal custody of the child.
Non-resident students are those who do not meet the definition of a resident student. Non-resident students may be admitted only to the extent that staff, facilities, equipment and supplies are available.
A non-resident student who has been suspended or expelled from another district will not be admitted to the district unless approved by the board.
The superintendent shall establish orderly procedures for enrolling all students, including pre-enrollment, changes in enrollment, normal enrollment times and communication to parents and to the public.
Part-time students may enroll with the (boardŐs/administrationŐs) permission if they complete all paperwork in a timely fashion and are in attendance no later than September 20th. (Part-time students may be admitted only to the extent that staff, facilities, equipment and supplies are available.}
Identification of Students
All students enrolling in the district for the first time shall provide required proof of identity. Students enrolling in kindergarten or first grade shall provide a certified copy of their birth certificate or other documentation which the board determines to be satisfactory. Students enrolling in grades 2-12 shall provide a certified transcript or similar pupil records.
The enrollment documentation shall include a studentŐs permanent record card with a studentŐs legal name as it appears on the birth certificate, or as changed by a court order and the name, address, telephone number of the lawful custodian. The records shall also provide the identity of the student as evidenced by a certified birth certificate, copy of a court order placing the student in the custody of Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services, a certified transcript of the student, a baptismal certificate or other documentation the board considers satisfactory. If proper proof of identity is not provided within 30 days of enrolling, the superintendent shall notify local law enforcement officials
as required by law and shall not notify any person claiming custody of the child.
Assignment to a School Building, Grade Level or Classes
The superintendent shall assign students to the appropriate building. Any student desiring to attend a school outside the attendance area in which the student resides may do so only with the prior written permission of the superintendent. Assignment to a particular grade level or particular classes shall be determined by the building principal based on the educational abilities of the student. If the parents disagree, the principalŐs decision may be appealed to the superintendent. If the parents are still dissatisfied with the assignment, they may appeal in writing to the board.
In the middle (junior high) school and in the senior high school, full faith and credit shall be given to units earned in other accredited schools, unless the principal determines there is valid reason for not doing so.
Transfers from Non-Accredited Schools
Students transferring from non-accredited schools will be placed by the principal. Initial placement will be made by the principal after consultation with parents or guardians and guidance personnel. Final placement shall be made by the principal based on the studentŐs documented past educational experiences and performance on tests administered to determine grade level placement.
BOE Approval June 10, 2009