Policy 502.04

Temporary Non-Resident Students

Students whose parent or legal guardian (proof of guardianship must be provided) does not reside within the boundaries of the District, but are in the process of moving into the District, may be accepted as temporary non-resident students based on the following criteria:

  1. Non-residency of parent/legal guardian must be of a temporary nature. The intent of Policy 502.04 is to provide a process for students to be enrolled in the Elkhorn Public Schools prior to establishing residency when verification can be produced by the legal guardian that residency will be established on or before the last school day of the semester.
  2. Prior to enrollment, parent/legal guardian must write a letter or email to the superintendent or designee requesting admission, specifying name and grade of children, and providing proof that they are in the process of establishing residence in the district. (Copy of a fully executed building contract or home purchase agreement or written lease is required.) The building contract, purchase agreement or lease must include the anticipated date of closing and the date when residency will be established. No temporary non-resident request will be considered if the anticipated closing date is after the last date of the semester.
  3. Residence of parents or legal guardians must be completed on or before the last scheduled student day of the semester. Failure to establish residency prior to this date may result in the student(s) being removed from the school’s roster until residency has been established. It will be the responsibility of the parents or legal guardians to then enroll the students in the district where they currently have residency.
  4. In cases involving building contracts, a parent/legal guardian may request an extension to allow the student(s) to continue their temporary non-resident status for the following semester only. The request must be submitted in writing to the superintendent or the superintendent’s designee at least 30 days prior to the end of the current semester. Documentation deemed acceptable to the district shall be provided regarding the progress of the construction under the building contract and the new closing date. The superintendent or the superintendent’s designee shall have complete discretion in granting extension requests.

Approved: September 14, 1992

Revised: September 12, 1996

Revised: April 10, 2006

Revised February 9, 2015

Revised April 4, 2016

Revised: November 13, 2017