• Open Enrollment Procedures and Policies
    Governing Board Policy: J-1050 JFB
    General: In accordance with state law, the District has established this open enrollment policy and implemented an open enrollment program without charging tuition for nonresident students and resident transfer students.
    For the purposes of this policy, a nonresident student is a state resident who resides outside of the District’s boundaries but who seeks to enroll in the District. A resident transfer student is a state resident who resides in the District’ boundaries but who seeks to enroll in a school outside of the student’s attendance area.
    The Superintendent shall develop and implement an administrative regulation and any other documents needed to administer the District’s open enrollment program.

    Admission Criteria:
    » The school in which the student seeks to enroll has the capacity to serve the student without adversely impacting educational opportunities for resident students attending their resident school. Factors to be considered in making this determination include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Physical capacity of the school building and classrooms
    • Availability of staff personnel (i.e., administrators, teachers, other certificated employees, related service providers)
    • Capacity in the relevant special programs
    • Availability of other resources
    » The estimate of existing capacity shall take into consideration
    1. District resident students attending school at their assigned locations
    2. Students attending District schools pursuant to certificates of educational convenience
    3. Students required by statute to be admitted
    4. Continuing open enrollment students and their siblings
    5. Children of employees who have applied for open enrollment
    A pupil who has been expelled by any school district in this state or who is not in compliance with a condition of disciplinary action imposed by any other school or school district or with a condition imposed by the juvenile court shall not be admitted. Failure to disclose the above on the District’s open enrollment application may result in revocation of the student's acceptance for open enrollment.
    A school shall not admit a pupil if the admission of the pupil would violate the provisions of a court order of desegregation or agreement by a school or district with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights directed toward remediating alleged or proven racial discrimination.

    Application procedures for initial open enrollment or open enrollment after a break in attendance:
    » The Student’s parent/guardian completes the District’s open enrollment application and returns it to the school at which the student seeks to enroll or the open enrollment department at the District administrative office. Applications are available at each school, the District's administrative office, and on-line.
    » Applications for initial open enrollment acceptance will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
    » The Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee will notify the student’s parent/guardian regarding the student's enrollment opportunities at the school as promptly as possible upon receipt of an application.

    Transportation Provisions:
    Transportation is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.:
    » The district may provide transportation limited to no more than twenty (20) miles each way to and from the student’s school of attendance or to and from a pickup point on a regular transportation route or for the total miles traveled each day to an adjacent district for open enrollment students with disabilities whose individualized education program (IEP’s) specify that transportation is a necessary related service.
    » Parents and guardians are responsible for safe passage of students between home and the designated bus stop.