File:  JF

Admission and Denial of Admission

Admission

All persons age 6 and under 21 who have not graduated from high school or received any document evidencing completion of the equivalent of a secondary curriculum, and reside within the boundaries of this school district may be permitted to attend public schools without payment of tuition. In addition, persons who do not reside in the district may be admitted under Board policies relating to nonresident students or by specific action of the Board.

A birth certificate or other proof of legal age, as well as proof of residence, shall be required by the school administration.

Except as otherwise provided by state law concerning enrollment of students in out-of-home placements, students new to the district shall be enrolled conditionally until records, including discipline records, from the schools previously attended by the student are received by the district. Notice of the conditional enrollment status of new students shall be clearly indicated on all new student enrollment forms. In the event the student's records indicate a reason to deny admission, the student's conditional enrollment status shall be revoked. The student's parent/guardian shall be provided with written notice of the denial of enrollment. The notice shall inform the parent/guardian of the right to request a hearing.

Students shall be urged to have a physical examination and to submit a report from the examining physician on a form provided by the district prior to enrollment.

Denial of admission

The Board of Education or the superintendent may deny admission to the schools of the district in accordance with applicable law.

The Board shall provide due process of law to students and parents/guardians through written procedures consistent with law for denial of admission to a student.

The policy and procedures for denial of admission shall be the same as those for student suspension and expulsion inasmuch as the same section of the law governs these areas.

Nondiscrimination

The Board, the superintendent, other administrators and district employees shall not unlawfully discriminate based on a student's race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or need for special education services in the determination or recommendation of action under this policy.

LEGAL REFS.:  C.R.S. 22-1-102 (defines "resident")

C.R.S. 22-1-102.5 (defines "homeless child")

C.R.S. 22-1-115 (school age is any age over five and under twenty-one years)

C.R.S. 22-2-409 (notification of risk)

C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1)(ll) (Board duty to adopt policies requiring enrollment decisions to be made in a nondiscriminatory manner)

C.R.S. 22-32-115 (tuition to another school district)

C.R.S. 22-32-116 (non-resident students)

C.R.S. 22-32-138 (enrollment of students in out-of-home placements)

C.R.S. 22-33-103 through 22-33-110 (school attendance law)

C.R.S. 22-33-105 (2)(c) (requiring hearing to be convened if requested within 10 days after denial of admission or expulsion)

CROSS REF.:  JEB, Entrance Age Requirements

JKD/JKE, Suspension/Expulsion of Students

JLCB, Immunization of Students

Revised: 2/23/99, 1/25/00, 6/10/08, 3/10/09, 2/28/12, 10/9/12, 3/24/15