3141 Non-resident Students
Any student who resides outside the District may apply to attend school in the District. However, the District recognizes a primary obligation to school age children who reside within the District. When it is determined space is available within the District, the District will accept otherwise qualified nonresident students each school year. Nonresident students may enroll during a time period which will be established each year. The nonresident enrollment period will occur after Open Enrollment, the period when resident students may request transfers. However, nonresident students seeking enrollment in an Open Doors Youth Reengagement program will not be subject to this timeline. The District shall provide information on interdistrict enrollment policies to nonresidents upon request and will have copies of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s annual information booklet on enrollment options in the state available for public inspection at each school building, the central office, and local public libraries.
A parent/guardian shall apply for admission on behalf of his or her child by completing the appropriate District application. The Superintendent or his or her designee shall develop an application form which contains information including, but not limited to, the current legal residence of the child and the school district in which he or she is currently enrolled or receiving home-based instruction, the basis for requesting release from the resident district, the child’s grade level, and the preferred buildings in which the student desires to be enrolled if accepted by the District.
The Superintendent or his or her designee will accept or reject an application for nonresident admission based upon the following standards:
If the nonresident student is the child of a full-time certificated or classified school employee, an exception to the nonresident timeline will allow the employee to request enrollment at the start of Open Enrollment established for resident students if the only request for school assignment is the employee’s worksite or if the requested school is part of the worksite’s K-12 continuum. The Superintendent or his or her designee shall accept the transfer request unless the nonresident student:
The Superintendent or his or her designee in a timely manner shall provide all applicants with written notification of the approval or denial of the application. If the student is to be admitted, the Superintendent or his or her designee shall notify the resident district and make necessary arrangements for the transfer of student records.
If the application is denied, the Superintendent or his or her designee will notify the parent or guardian of the right to file a transfer appeal with the District. A final decision shall be promptly communicated to the parent in writing, including the right to appeal to OSPI.
The final decision of the district to deny the admission of a nonresident student may be appealed to the Superintendent of Public Instruction or his or her designee.
Nonresident students are accepted into the District, not into a school or program and are accepted for only one academic year.
Termination of Assignment
Nonresident student enrollment may be terminated if:
Nonresident students may arrange to be provided District transportation under the following conditions: