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JBC-R  School Admissions

Identification of Students

 All students enrolling in the district for the first time shall provide required proof of identity.  Students enrolling in grades Pre-K-1 shall provide a certified copy of their birth certificate.  Students enrolling in grades 2-12 shall provide a certified transcript or similar pupil records.  Other documentation wich the board determines to be satisfactory may be provided.

Resident Students

A "resident student" is any child who has attained the age of eligibililty for school attendance and lives with a parent or a person acting as a parent who is a resident of the district. Children who are "homeless" as defined by Kansas law and who are located in the district will be admitted as resident students.  For purposes of this policy, "parent" means the natural parents, adoptive parents, step-parents, and foster parents.  For purposes of this policy, "person acting as a parent" means a guardian or conservator, a person liable by law to care for or support the child, a person who has actual care and control of the child and provides a major portion of support, or a person who has actual care and control of the child with written consent of a person who has legal custody of the child.

Homeless children located in the district will be admitted as resident students.  The district shall make reasonable efforts to eliminate barriers to success for homeless childen and shall assure homeless children full access to all district programs.

Non-Resident Students

Non-resident students are those who do not meet the definition of a resident student. Any non-resident student who desires to be admitted to one of the Shawnee Heights attendance centers must make application to the superintendent or his/her designee after March 1 of the current school year to be considered for admission the following school year.  Students whose academic achievement (passing all classes or meeting all objectives of the IEP), attendance (no absences beyond district/building policies, no unexcused absences and no truancy referrals), and conduct (no suspensions of any kind), warrant acceptance, as determined by the building principal, and who are able to arrange their own transportation, may be permitted by the superintendent to attend USD 450 school if they meet one of the following criteria:

  1. If the parents can present evidence, such as a contract, that proves the parents will be buying, building, leasing, or renting a dwelling in the school attendance area during the first semester, the student will be permitted to start the school year in the appropriate school.
  2. When a student, who has been a resident of the Shawnee Heights School District, moves out of hte school district anytime during the school year, the student may complete the current school year in the building he/she is attending as long as the student is in good standing (academic achievement, attendance, and conduct as defined under JBC-R-2) as determined by the building principal.  Parents must provide transportation to and from school or transport the student(s) to an established bus stop.  Students under this provision will be allowed to ride the bus unless it becomes overcrowded.
  3. When a student, who has been a resident of the Shawnee Heights School District moves out of the school district, he/she ma be allowed to continue attending school in the Shawnee Heights School District if all the following provisions are met: a)  academic achievement, attendance, and conduct as defined under JBC-R-2 are at an acceptable level as determined by the building principal; b)  parents must provide transportation to and from school or transport the student(s) to an established bus stop. Students under this provision will be allowed to ride the bus unless it becomes overcrowded; c) enrollment and attendance in the Shawnee Heights School District has been continuous and uninterruptedfor at least two (2) years, or the child has completed his/her kindergarten year in the Shawnee Heights School District, and the intent of the parents is to maintain continuous uninterrupted enrollment and attendance. (The student has not enrolled or attended school in another district for even one (1) day and has not been dropped from the enrollment or attendance rolls of a Shawnee Heights school; d) application is made each year as a non-resident student requesting permission to attend.
  4. Former Shawnee Heights High School students may pursue a diploma at New Directions Learning Academy.

Should a student who has been approved and accepted on a non-resident status violate the academic achievement, attendance, and/or conduct standards under which he/she was approved, the individual's approval and acceptance as a student in the Shawnee Heights School District will be terminated.

Out-of-district students are subject to changes in Board policy which may affect their status as students attending one of the schools in the Shawnee Heights School District.

A parent or legal guardian of a student requesting continued enrollment and attendance in the Shawnee Heights School District as an out-of-district student must sign a statement of understanding and acceptance of Board policies and administrative regulations pertaining thereto as a condition of approval for out-of-district status.

A non-resident student who has been suspended or expelled from another school, or who has voluntarily withdrawn from school in another district for disciplinary reasons, will not be admitted to the district.

Non-resident students with no previous history of district residence will not be accepted as students in the Shawnee Heights School District.

Staff Member Requests

Children of staff members who reside out of district may attend school in the district if enrolled prior to September 20 of the current school year.  Elementary students may attend the school of their choice and will be treated as resident students of that building.  A written request must be submitted to the superintendent by current employees after March 1 of the current school year to be considered for admission the following year.  New staff must make their request immediately upon being hired (prior to September 20 of the current school year).  If a staff member who uses this provision resigns, their child(ren) may finish the semester tuition free, but transportation must be provided by the parents or transport the child to an established bus stop.

The following conditions apply to children of staff members:

  • A student will not be admitted to the district who is under suspension or expulsion from another district.
  • A student's academic achievement, attendance and conduct must initially and continually be at acceptable levels as determined by the building principal.
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the staff member.  Parents must provide transportation to and from school or transport the students(s) to an established bus stop.  Out-of-district students under this provision will be allowed to ride the bus unless it becomes overcrowded.
  • Children will not be present with the parent during the employee's duty day, other than when receiving instructional or support services.

Enrollment Procedures

The superintendent shall establish orderly enrollment for all students.  The procedure shall include pre-enrollment, changes in enrollment, normal enrollment times, and communication to parents and the public.

Enrollment Information

The enrollment documentation shall include a student's permanent record card with a student's legal name as it appears on the birth certificate, or as changed by a court order and the name, address, telephone number of the lawful custodian as required by board policy JBH.  The records shall also provide the identity of the student as evidenced by a certified birth certificate, a copy of a court order placing the student in the custody of Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services, a certified transcript of the student, a baptismal certificate or other documentary evidence the board considers satisfactory.  If property  identity is no provided within thirty (30) days of enrolling, the superintendent shall notify local law enforcement officials as required by law and shall not notify any person claiming custody of the child.

Assignment to Classes

The building principal and his/her designee shall assign students to the appropriate building or class schedule.  Assignment toa particular elementary grade level or particular secondary class shall be determined by the building principal bases on the education abilities of the student.

Assignment to an Elementary School (In-District)

Children of district staff may attend the elementary attendance center of their choice and will be treated as resident students of that building.

Any parent who wishes to enroll his/her child as a student in an elementary school outside of the attendance area in which the student would otherwise attend must make application to the superintendent.The application must include a justification for the requested variance from the resident elementary attendance center to another elementary school in the district.

  1. Request must be made in writing on a yearly basis and must be submitted after March 1 of the current school year to be considered for admission the following school year.  Selection, if approved, will be based, in part, on the date of the application as received in the central office.  Requests will not be considered for approval until after the official August enrollment has been completed and classes have been established for that school year.  (Students must enroll in the school located within their attendance boundary until the transfer request is acted upon by the superintendent).
  2. Providing the lowest possible pupil-teacher ratio district-wide is an important consideration.  The average number of students at a the receiving school and the number of students in the grade level classes being requested must be lower than the sending school.
  3. Parents must provide transportation to and from the receiving school or transport the student to an established bus stop.  Transfer students will be allowed to ride the bus unless the bus is already at capacity or becomes overcrowded.
  4. The approved transfer must remain in the transfer student's best interest and the educational interest of the receiving classroom. (Behavior problems at school or on the bus as well as poor peer relationships may cause the request to be revoked at any time).
  5. If overcrowding occurs any time during the school year, the out-of-boundary student would be the first to be moved from the class and returned to his/her resident elementary school to relieve the pupil-teacher ratio.  Overcrowding is determined by the superintendent when he/she considers the number of students in the class, the special needs of those students, and the grade level involved.

A parent or legal guardian of a student approved for transfer of enrollment to another school under the Assignment to an Elementary School (In-District) Policy, must sign a statement of understanding and acceptance of Board policies and adminstrative regulations pertaining thereto as a condition of the approved enrollment transfer.

Transferring Credit

Full faith and/or credit shall be given to units earned in other accredited scools, unless the principal shall determie there is a valid reason for not doing so.

Transfers from Non-Accredited Schools

Students, attending or having attended a non-accredited school, who wish to attend school in the district will receive credit based on the following:  the school district may grant students credit for curriculum subjects.  Credit will be accepted only when the teachers hold a current, valid state certificate with appropriate endorsements (not limited to Kansas).  Grade placement will be made by the school officials after consultation with the parents or guardians, guidance personnel and the superintendent or designated representative.  Criteria for final placement shall include past educational experience and successful performance and/or examination at the the level of intitial  assignment.

Transfers and Withdrawals

It shall be the responsibility of the principal of the appropriate school to determine whether a student has transferred or withdrawn from school.

 

 

 

 

Assignment to  a School Building,  Grade Level, or  Classes

The  superintendent shall assign students to  the  appropriate building. Any    student  desiring  to   attend  a   school  outside  the    attendance   area  in which the  student resides may  do  so  only with the   prior written permission of  the  superintendent.   Assignment to  a  particular  grade level or  particular classes   shall   be    determined   by    the    building   principal   based   on    the educational abilities of  the  student. If the  parents disagree, the  principal's decision  may   be  appealed  to   the   superintendent. If the   parents  are   still dissatisfied  with the  assignment, they may  appeal in  writing to  the   board.

Transferring Credit

In  middle school and  high school, full faith and  credit shall be  given to  units  earned in  other accredited  schools at  the   time the   student enrolls in  the  district,  unless the  principal determines there is  valid reason for  not doing  so. For online  credit  approval  procedures  after  enrollment,  see board policy liB GB.

Transfers  from Non-Accredited  Schools

Students transferring  from non-accredited  schools will   be  placed  by the    principal.   Initial   placement  will  be    made   by    the    principal   after consultation   with  parents  or   guardians  and    guidance  personnel.     Final placement   shall   be    made     by    the     principal    based   on    the     student's documented   past   educational   experiences   and     performance   on    tests administered to  determine grade level placement.

Revised and Approved: Revised and Approved: Revised and Approved:

  • September 17, 1990
  • May 6, 1991
  • February 15, 1993
  • October 17, 1994

Identification of Students

 All students enrolling in the district for the first time shall provide required proof of identity. Students enrolling in grades pre-K-1 shall provide a certified copy oftheir  birth certificate. Students enrolling in grades 2-12 shall provide a certified transcript or similar pupil records.    Other documentation which the Board determines to be satisfactory may be provided

Resident Students

A "resident student" is any child who has attained the age of eligibility for school attendance and lives with a parent or a person acting as a parent who is a resident of the district. Children who are "homeless" as defined by Kansas law and who are located in the district will be admitted as resident students.   For purposes of this policy, "parent" means the natural parents, adoptive parents, step-parents, and foster parents.  For purposes of this policy, "person acting as a parent" means a guardian or conservator, a person liable by law to care for or support the child, a person who has actual care and control of the child and provides a major portion of support, or a person who has actual care and control of the child with written consent of a person who has legal custody of the child.

Homeless children located in the district will be admitted as resident students.   The district shall make reasonable efforts to eliminate barriers to success for homeless children and shall assure homeless children full access to all district programs.

Non-resident Students

Non-resident students are those who do not meet the definition of a resident student.   Any non­ resident student who desires to be admitted to one of the Shawnee Heights attendance centers must make application to the superintendent or his/her designee after March 1 of the current school year to be considered for admission the following school year.  Students whose academic achievement (passing all classes or meeting all objectives of the IEP), attendance (no absences beyond district/building policies, no unexcused absences and no truancy referrals) and conduct (no suspensions of any kind) warrant acceptance, as determined by the building principal, and who are able to arrange their own transportation, may be permitted by the superintendent to attend a U.S.D. 450 school if they meet one of the following criteria:

1. If the parents can present evidence, such as a contract, that proves the parents will be buying, building, leasing or renting a dwelling in the school attendance area during the first semester, the student will be permitted to start the school year in the appropriate school.

2. When a student, who has been a resident of the Shawnee Heights School District, moves out of the school district anytime during the school year, the student may complete the current school year in the building he/she is attending as long as the student is in good standing (academic achievement, attendance, and conduct as defined under JBC-R-2) as determined by the building principal.   Parents must provide transportation to and from school or transport the student(s) to an established bus stop.   Students under this provision will be allowed to ride the bus unless it becomes overcrowded.

3. When a student, who has been a resident of the Shawnee Heights School District moves out of the school district, he/she may be allowed to continue attending school in the Shawnee Heights School District if all the following provisions are met.

  1. Academic achievement, attendance, and conduct as defined under JBC-R-2 are at an acceptable level as determined by the building principal.
  2. Parents must  provide transportation to  and  from school  or  transport  the student(s) to an established bus stop.  Students under this provision will be allowed to ride the bus unless it becomes overcrowded.
  3. Emollment and attendance in the Shawnee Heights School District has been continuous and uninterrupted for  at  least two  (2)  years, or  the child  has completed his/her kindergarten year in the Shawnee Heights School District, and the intent of the parents is to  maintain continuous and uninterrupted emollment and attendance. (The student has not emolled nor attended school in another district for even one (1) day and has not been dropped from the emollment or attendance rolls of a Shawnee Heights school.
  4. Application is made each year as a non-resident student requesting permission to attend.

4. Former Shawnee Heights High School students  may  pursue  a  diploma  at  New

Directions Learning Academy.

Should a student who has been approved and accepted on a non-resident status violate the academic achievement, attendance, and/or conduct standards under which he/she was approved, the individual's approval and acceptance as a student in the Shawnee Heights School District will be terminated.

Out-of-district students are subject to changes in Board policy which may affect their status as students attending one of the schools in the Shawnee Heights School District.

A  parent  or  legal   guardian  of  a  student   requesting   continued   enrollment   and attendance in the Shawnee Heights School District as an out-of-district student must sign a statement of understanding and acceptance of Board policies and administrative regulations pe11aining thereto as a condition of approval for out-of-district status.

A non-resident student who has been suspended  or expelled from another school, or who has voluntarily  withdrawn from school in another district for disciplinary  reasons, will not be admitted to the district.

Non-resident  students  with  no    revwus  history  of  district  residence  will  not  be acce  ted as students in the Shawnee Heights School District.

Staff Members Requests

Children of staff members who reside out of district may attend school in the district if enrolled  prior to September 20 of the current school year.   Elementary  students  may attend the school of their choice and will be treated as resident students of that building.  A written request must be submitted to the superintendent  by current employees  after March 1 of the curr-ent school year to be considered for admission the following school year.   New staff must make their request immediately upon being hired (prior to September 20 of the current school year).  If a staff member who  uses  this   provision   resigns,  their   child(ren)   may  finish   the  semester   tuition   free,   but transportation must be provided by the parents or transport the child to an established bus stop.

The following conditions apply to children of staff members:  

  • A student will not be admitted to the district who is under suspension or expulsion from another district.
  • A student's   academic  achievement,  attendance  and  conduct  must  initially  and continually be at acceptable levels as determined by the building principal.
  •  Transportation  is the responsibility  of the staff member.   Parents  must provide transportation to and from school or transport the student(s) to an established bus stop.  Out-of-district students under this provision will be allowed to ride the bus unless it becomes overcrowded.
  • Children will not be present with the parent during the employee's duty day, other than when receiving instructional or support services.
  • Enrollment Procedures

The superintendent shall establish orderly enrollment for all students. The procedure shall include pre-enrollment, changes in enrollment, normal enrollment times, and communication to parents and the public.

Enrollment Information

The enrollment documentation shall include a student's permanent record card with a student's legal name as it appears on the birth certificate, or as changed by a court order and the name, address, telephone number of the lawful custodian as required by Board policy JBH.  The records shall also provide the identity of the student as evidenced by a certified birth certificate, copy of a court order placing the student in the custody of Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services, a certified transcript of the student, a baptismal certificate or other documentary evidence the Board considers satisfactory. If  property  identity  is  not  provided  within  30  days  of enrolling, the superintendent shall notify local law enforcement officials as required by law and shall not notify any person claiming custody of the child.

Assignment to Classes

The building principal or his/her designee shall assign students to the appropriate building  or  class  schedule.    Assignment  to  a  particular elementary  grade  level  or  particular secondary classes shall be determined by the building principal based on the education abilities of the student.

Assignment to an Elementary School (In-District)

Children of district staff may attend the elementary attendance center of their choice and will be treated as resident students of that building.

Any parent who wishes to enroll his/her child as a student in an elementary school outside of the attendance area in which the student would otherwise attend must make application to the superintendent.  The application must include a justification for the requested variance from the resident elementary attendance center to another elementary school in the district.

  1.  This request must be made in writing on a yearly basis and must be submitted after March 1 of the current school year to be considered for admission the following school year. Selection, if approved, will be based, in part, on the date the application is received in the central office.  Requests will not be considered for approval until after the official August enrollment has been completed and classes have been established for that school year.(Students must enroll in the school located within their attendance boundary until the transfer request is acted upon by the superintendent).
  2.  Providing  the  lowest  possible  pupil-teacher  ratio  district-wide  is  an  important consideration. The average number of students at the  receiving school  and the number of students in the grade level classes being requested must be lower than the sending school.
  3.  Parents must provide transportation to and from the receiving school or transport the student to an established bus stop.  Transfer students will be allowed to ride the bus unless the bus is already at capacity or becomes overcrowded.
  4.  The approved transfer must remain in the transfer student's  best interest and the educational interest of the receiving classroom. (Behavior problems at school or on the bus as well as poor peer relationships may cause the request to be revoked at any time).
  5.  If overcrowding occurs any time during the school year, the out-of-boundary student would be the first to be moved from the class and returned to his/her resident elementary school to relieve the pupil-teacher ratio.  Overcrowding is determined by the superintendent when he/she considers the number of students in the class, the special needs of those students, and the grade level involved.

A parent or legal guardian of a student approved for transfer of enrollment to another school under the Assignment to an Elementary School (In-District) Policy must sign a statement of understanding and acceptance of Board policies and administrative regulations pertaining thereto as a condition of the approved enrollment transfer.

Transferring Credit

Full faith and/or  credit  shall  be given to  units earned in other accredited  schools, unless the principal shall determine there is a valid reason for not doing so.

Transfers from Non-Accredited Schools

Students, attending or having attended a non-accredited school, who wish to attend school in the district will receive credit based on the following: the school district may grant students credit for curriculum subjects.  Credit will be accepted only when the teachers hold a current, valid state certificate  with appropriate  endorsements  (not limited to Kansas).   Grade placement  will  be made by the school officials after consultation with the parents or guardians, guidance personnel and the superintendent or designated representative.   Criteria for final placement shall include past  educational experience and successful performance and/or examination at the level of initial assignment.

Transfers and Withdrawals

It shall be the responsibility of the principal of the appropriate school to determine whether a student has transferred or withdrawn from school.

 

 

Approved: October 1, 1990

  • Revised and Approved:  May 6, 1991
  • Revised and Approved:  February 15, 1993
  • Revised and Approved:  October 17, 1994
  • Revised and Approved:  August 7, 1995
  • Revised and Approved:  November 19, 1996
  • Revised and Approved:  February 15, 1999
  • Revised and Approved:  July 16, 2001