SUBJECT: Non-Resident and Charter School Enrollment
- Board Directive
The Board recognizes that non-resident students and charter school students residing in Jordan School District may at times request to be enrolled in the schools of the Jordan District. The District Administration is therefore authorized to enroll non-resident students and charter school students according to the provisions of the following administrative policy, and in accordance with Utah Code §53A-2-201 through 53A-2-209, and 53A-1a-506.5.
- Administrative Policy
The following administrative policy provisions shall be followed in providing for Jordan District enrollment of non-resident students and charter school students who reside in Jordan District. Students who have previously graduated from high school or equivalent, or whose class has graduated will not be eligible for enrollment.
- In-State District Reciprocity
- Student's legal residence is the domicile of the student's custodial parent or legal guardian.
- Students from another district may attend Jordan District schools only after permission is granted by the receiving Jordan School District school, and by following the procedures outlined in Policy AS93 – Open Enrollment/School Choice.
- Student must be prepared to abide by the rules and policies of the school and the District.
- Charges, if any, for enrolling students from another district are to be arranged with the school districts involved.
- Foreign Exchange and Foreign Students
- Foreign exchange students may be enrolled in the District only upon meeting the following criteria:
- The student is sponsored by an agency approved by the Jordan Board of Education.
- The student and agency complete the required documents and pay such tuitions as may be established by the Board.
- Foreign students do not qualify for a high school diploma and do not participate in graduation ceremonies.
- A cap on the number of J1 foreign exchange students the District may accept is set by the Utah State Office of Education. Jordan District’s assigned allotment of J1 foreign exchange students designates the District’s foreign exchange cap. All J1 and F1 foreign exchange students work through Planning and Student Services Department and should not be enrolled at the local school without an Authorization to Enroll. All F1 students require payment of tuition through the Planning and Student Services Department.
- All foreign exchange and foreign students must be approved for enrollment by the Board in an open meeting of the Board.
- Non-Utah Residents
- Non-Utah residents will be charged a per capita cost unless such tuition is waived by the Board in an open meeting of the Board.
- The following criteria shall be used to determine fees for non-Utah residents:
- The base figure will be the same cost determined to educate a student in Jordan District that was computed two school years previous.
- The increase in the Weighted Pupil Unit (WPU) during the past two (2) years will be added to the cost derived in C.2.a.
- If the student is to receive or chooses to participate in programs of the District that are heavily subsidized by state or local funding (i.e., Special Education, CTE, Dual Immersion, International Baccalaureate, etc.), the amount charged will be increased by the average cost per student of that program.
- All non-resident and foreign students need a release from the Planning and Student Services administrator to enroll in Jordan School District.
- The following criteria will be applied to determine if the student will not be charged a tuition fee:
- The child's presence in the District is not for the primary purpose of attending school.
- The child's physical, mental, moral, or emotional health would best be served by considering the child to be a resident for school purposes.
- The child is prepared to abide by the rules and policies of the school and the District in which attendance is sought.
- The child resides with a responsible adult who has been appointed guardian by a court of jurisdiction.
- Resident Charter School Students
- Student’s legal residence is the domicile of the student’s custodial parent or legal guardian.
- Resident students attending a charter school may attend Jordan School District schools as follows:
- Resident students attending a charter school may attend their school of residence the following school year if written notification of intent to enroll in the school of residence is submitted to the student’s charter school and the school of residence no later than June 30 of the current year.
- After June 30, a resident students enrolled in a charter school may attend Jordan School District schools the following school year only after written release is obtained from the charter school and written permission to enroll is granted by the requested school.
- During the school year, resident students attending a charter school may attend their school of residence if there is space available, or a school other than their school of residence by following the procedures outlined in this policy and in Policy AS93—Open Enrollment School Choice.
These policies have been developed and
approved by the Jordan School District Board of Education for exclusive
use within Jordan School District. Any use by a person or organization
outside of Jordan School District is not authorized by the school district.
Jordan School District bears no responsibility for such unauthorized
use or adaptation of the policies of Jordan School District. Any party
copying or revising these policies for its own use does so at its own
risk and responsibility as to applicability and legal sufficiency.
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