7:50 - School Admissions

Policy 7:50

Students

School Admissions

To be eligible for admission to kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before September 1 of that school term. A child entering first grade must be 6 years of age on or before September 1 of that school term. Based upon an assessment of the child’s readiness, a child will be allowed to attend first grade if he or she attended a non-public preschool, continued his or her education at that school through kindergarten, was taught in kindergarten by an appropriately licensed teacher, and will be 6 years old on or before December 31. A child with exceptional needs who qualifies for special education services is eligible for admission at 3 years of age.

Registration Procedure

All students must register for school on the dates and at the place designated by the Superintendent.

Prior to the beginning of each school year the administration shall take such steps as are necessary to inform the residents of the school district about the details of registration for the admission of new pupils to schools of the District.

Students enrolling in the District for the first time must present:

  1. A certified copy of the student’s birth certificate. When a certified copy of the birth certificate is presented, the school shall promptly make a copy for its records, place the copy in the student’s temporary record, and return the original to the person enrolling the child.
  2. Proof of residence
  3. Proof of disease immunization or detection and the required physical examination, as required by State law and Board Policy 7:100.


A student will be enrolled and begin attending without a birth certificate. If a birth certificate is not presented at the time of enrollment, the Superintendent or designee shall notify the person enrolling the student in writing that, unless he or she complies within 30 calendar days, the case will be referred to the local law enforcement authority for investigation. If a certified copy of the student’s birth certificate is not received within 30 calendar days, the Superintendent or designee shall send an additional notification to the person enrolling the student that unless he or she complies within 10 calendar days the case shall be referred to the local law enforcement agency. If compliance is not obtained within that additional 10 calendar day period, the Superintendent or designee shall so refer the case.

Homeless Children

Any homeless child shall be immediately admitted, even if the child or child’s parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment. Board Policy 6:140, Education of Homeless Children, and its implementing administrative procedure, govern the enrollment of homeless children.

Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools

A student may transfer into or out of the District according to State law and procedures developed by the Superintendent. A student seeking to transfer into the District must serve the entire term of any suspension or expulsion, imposed for any reason by any public or private school, in this or any other State, before being admitted into the School District.

Adopted: March 2, 1998
Revised: January 20, 2009; February 24, 2014; September 26, 2016

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