V-50: Admission & Attendance Re-Entry Into Public Schools

North Sanpete School District
Statement of ............. 

Board Policy with Guidelines

Policy Number:  V-50 
Effective Date:  02/17/2015
Revised Date:  04/21/2015
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Subject:  Admissions and Attendance Re-Entry Into Public Schools

Students Returning from Private or Home Schools

Students who have not been enrolled in public school but have been enrolled in private school or home school shall be admitted to the District's public school upon application to the District by the parents, subject to all eligibility requirements imposed by District policy and state and federal law and regulation.

Placement

Students requesting re-admission from private schools or home schools shall be placed as follows:

Students returning from accredited private schools shall be placed according to the grade level and credits shown on the records from the prior school. Students returning from a non-accredited private school which is not a home school shall be evaluated using assessment tools regularly administered to students and placed according to the results of that assessment.

Students returning from a home school shall be placed in the grade level, classes, or courses that the student's parent or guardian, in consultation with the school administrator, determine are appropriate based on the parent or guardian's assessment of the student's academic performance.  Within 30 days of placement, either the student's teacher or the student's parent or guardian may request a conference to consider changing the student's placement.  If after conferring the teacher and the parent or guardian agree on a placement change, the change will be made. If disagreement remains about a placement change, then the student's subject matter mastery shall be evaluated.  The parent or guardian may choose either (a) to have the school evaluate the student using assessments that are regularly administered to public school students and used to measure subject matter mastery and determine placement, or (b) to have a private entity or individual evaluate the student with subject matter assessments at the parent or guardian's expense. After a student's subject matter mastery has been evaluated, the school may change the student's placement in a grade level, class, or course.
Utah Code § 53A-11-102.7 (2014)

Graduation Requirements—Students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade levels after participation in home or private school will be required to fulfill all graduation requirements in order to receive a diploma.  The District will not accept home education as credit toward graduation.  The District will accept credit toward graduation from an accredited regularly established private school.

Students may fulfill graduation credits by successfully completing courses required for credit (including approved on-line or correspondence course work), by transfer of credits from accredited schools or providers, or by demonstrating proficiency via assessment tests or evaluation of student work or projects.
Utah Admin. Rules R277-703 (Nov. 7, 2013)

Admission and Attendance

  1. All prospective students/parents (for purposes of this policy “parents” includes legal guardians and authorized representatives of the State for students who are in State custody) of students who are seeking enrollment in grades K-12 must fully and accurately complete the required North Sanpete School District (NSSD) Enrollment Form upon enrollment in NSSD for the first time or upon re-enrollment following attendance in another school district or homeschooling.
  2. “All students” includes, but is not limited to, students entering the District for the first time or re-enrolling who:
    1. are in foster placement and/or are in the custody of the State of Utah;
    2. are placed by another state under the Interstate Compact, Utah Code Section 62A-4a-606(4);
    3. are enrolling under the State Foreign Exchange program;
    4. are moving into the District with their families;
    5. are moving into the district to live with relatives or adults who will provide adequate supervision;
    6. are emancipated by marriage or under state law
  3. Newly enrolling students and their parents will be asked to provide information about previous juvenile offenses, previous school disciplinary incidents that resulted in a suspension of any length, previous school disciplinary incidents that were not final or completed before the student withdrew from a previous school or school district and other information that would allow the District to appropriately place the student.
  4. Students who are in State Custody or under the supervision of the Department of Child and Family Services will be initially enrolled in the District as required under Section 53A-2-207(12) and R277-709-3H.  The District will make the final placement of the student(s) after all required information and paperwork are received.
  5. Penalty for non-compliance or providing incomplete or inaccurate information:
    1. If parents provide inaccurate, incomplete or falsified information, children will be enrolled in public education and/or District programs that District administrators feel are most appropriate for the students.
    2. If parents fail to provide complete and/or accurate information, the District will enroll the children with primary concern for the safety of all students in the District and with secondary concern for the rights of students whose parents do not provide adequate information.

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