200.  ENROLLMENT IN DISTRICT - Pg.

200.  ENROLLMENT IN DISTRICT

1.        Authority

        SC 1301, 1302

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.11, 11.41

The Board shall enroll school age students eligible to attend District schools, in accordance with Board policy, laws and regulations.

2.        Definitions

        SC 1301

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.12

School age shall be defined as the period from the earliest admission age to the District's kindergarten program until graduation from high school or the end of the school term in which a student reaches the age of twenty-one (21) years, whichever occurs first.

        SC 1302

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.11

District of residence shall be defined as the District in which a student's parents/guardians reside.

3.        Guidelines

Enrollment Requirements

        SC 1301, 1302

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.11, 12.1

A school age student shall be entitled to attend the schools of the District of residence.

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.11

The District shall normally enroll a school age, eligible student the next business day, but no later than five (5) business days after application.

        SC 1301, 1302,                 1303a

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.11

        Pol. 203

The District shall not enroll a student until the parent/guardian has supplied proof of the student's age, residence, and immunizations required by law.

        Pol. 251

The District shall immediately enroll identified homeless students, even if the student or parent/guardian is unable to produce the required documents, in accordance with Board policy, laws and regulations.

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.11

The District shall not inquire about the immigration status of a student as part of the enrollment process.

        Pol. 202

Enrollment requirements and procedures shall apply to nonresident students approved to attend District schools, in accordance with Board policy by the Superintendent.

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.11

        Pol. 138

The District shall administer a home language survey to all students enrolling in District schools for the first time.

Residency Eligibility

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.11

When the parents of a student reside in different School Districts, the student must attend school in the District of residence of the parent with whom the student lives for a majority of the time, unless a court order or court approved custody agreement specifies otherwise.

If the parents of a student share joint custody and time is evenly divided, the parents may choose which of the two (2) School Districts the student will enroll in for the school year.

If the student is an emancipated minor, the resident School District shall be the one in which the student is then living.

References:

School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 1301, 1302, 1303a

State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 11.11, 11.12, 11.41, 12.1

Board Policy – 138, 201, 202, 203, 251

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