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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Policy 3120 - ENROLLMENT

The superintendent or designee shall develop procedures for enrolling students, recording attendance behavior and counseling and correcting students with attendance problems. When enrolling a student who has attended school in another school district, the parent and student will be required to briefly indicate on the enrollment form whether or not the student has any history of placement in a special education program; any past, current or pending disciplinary actions; any history of violent behavior or convictions, adjudications or diversion agreements related to a violent offense, a sex offense, inhaling toxic fumes, a drug offense, a liquor violation, assault, kidnapping, harassment, stalking or arson; any unpaid fines or fees from other schools; and any health conditions affecting the student’s educational needs. If the district receives information that a student has a history of disciplinary actions, criminal or violent behavior, or other behavior that indicates the student could be a threat to the safety of staff or students, the student’s teachers and building security personnel shall be informed to the extent permitted by law.

The school district shall not require proof of residency or any other information regarding an address for any student who is eligible by reason of age for the services of the district if the student does not have a legal residence. The request for enrollment may be made by the student, parent, or guardian.

Students who can show residency within district boundaries, or students who do not have a legal residence, may not have their attendance delayed simply because the student or family is unable to show a transcript or other documentation of past enrollment or academic history.

Since accurate enrollment and attendance records are essential both to obtain state financial reimbursement and to fulfill the district’s responsibilities under the attendance laws, staff shall be diligent in maintaining such records.

Cross References:
Alternative Learning Experience Programs - Policy 2255

Legal References:
Enrollment of children without legal residences - RCW 28A.225.215
Enrolling students from other districts — Requests for information and permanent records — Withheld transcripts — Immunity from liability — Notification to teachers and security personnel — Rules - RCW 28A.225.330
Definitions — Enrollment exclusions - WAC 392-121-108
Definitions —Full-time equivalent students - 392-121-122
Alternative learning experience requirements - 392-121-182
Running start student — definition - 392-169-022

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: 07.09, 01.14
Classification: Essential