Administrative Rules and Procedure to Implement Policy 502.11

Enrollment of Resident Non-Public School Students

The district establishes the following specific rules and procedures for enrollment of resident non-public school students. In the event the specific rules and procedures require interpretation or do not fully resolve an issue, the following guiding principles are to be considered.

1. The availability of the requested educational program or extracurricular activities at the original school of residence.
2. Whether there is space available and whether a specified time can be assigned so as to minimize any conflicts or disruption of the education process.
3. Whether the student has completed the necessary prerequisite curriculum to the requested courses.
4. Whether the requested educational program or extracurricular activity requires the student to participate in an integrated curriculum program which cannot be isolated and requires additional classes/activities.
5. Whether the student is a resident of the district.

A. Non-Public School Enrollment Application Procedures

1. Application. The parent or guardian must submit an Application of Non- Public School Student for Part-time Enrollment to the principal of the school the student desires to attend.

2. Action on Applications. The principal will review the application and will notify the parent of the approval or denial of the application within 2 weeks of receipt of the application or 2 weeks prior to the start of school or 2 weeks prior to the start of the next semester, whichever is later.

3. Annual Applications. Part-time enrollment is determined annually. Application must be made each school year. There will be no guarantee that enrollment will be continued from one year to the next.

B. Non-Public School Student Admission

1. Admission Requirements. Students must meet the normal admission requirements. This includes the requirements that the student: be a resident of the district, be of school attendance age and not have graduated or have received a GED.

2. Admission Process. Students must complete the normal enrollment process and forms required by the district and /or the building for enrollment of all children. This includes the requirements relating to birth certificates, immunizations, physical examinations, and visual evaluations.

C. Non-Public Student Enrollment Policies

1. Building Assignment – Students must enroll in the attendance center that serves the student’s residence, provided that the administration reserves the authority to make a different attendance center assignment.

2. No Partial Part-Time Enrollment. Student must apply for enrollment and attend the entire school year for which enrollment is made or, for high school courses, for the full length of the course. Students enrolled on a part-time basis are not exempt from the compulsory attendance laws or from the district’s attendance policies. Once enrolled, part-time student will be required to participate in all activities, programs, and tests related to the program or course for which the student is enrolled, including as applicable state or district-wide assessments, as full-time students.

3. Student Conduct Policies. Students enrolled on a part-time basis shall be required to follow all school policies that apply to other students at any time the part-time student is present on school grounds or at a school-sponsored activity or athletic event. This includes the District’s student conduct policies. Students enrolled on a part-time basis shall be subject to discipline, including suspension or expulsion, for violation of student conduct rules.

4. Presence on School Grounds. Students enrolled on a part-time basis are to be present on school grounds during the school day only at the times required for their attendance in the program or course in which they are enrolled. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the principal or designee.

5. Transportation. Students enrolled on a part-time basis are not entitled to transportation or transportation reimbursement.

6. Academic Honors. Students enrolled on a part-time basis will not be eligible to graduate or receive a diploma from the district or receive academic honors (for example, class rank and honor roll) except to the extent the student meets all requirements of the district’s policies for such, including attainment of minimum credits and semester of attendance.

7. Extracurricular Activities. Any student who is a resident of the District and who is enrolled in a school which elects pursuant to section 79-1601 not to meet accreditation or approval requirements may participate in any of the District’s extracurricular activity programs to the same extent and subject to the same requirements, conditions, and procedures as a full-time student in the District. The District’s Activities Director will coordinate with the student’s parent or guardian to secure assurances of compliance with these expectations. Any student covered by this subsection must enroll in five credit hours through the District in any semester. There shall be no preference given to any student participating in any extracurricular activity based off their status as a full-time or part-time student. Part-time students will be expected to comply with the same or similar expectations as full-time students to participate in any activity, including team rules. Participation in activities that are subject to the bylaws of the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) will be limited to those students who meet the NSAA bylaws.

Legal Reference: Neb. Rev. Stat. §79-2,136 and §79-526; Title 92, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 10; LB 705, § 75

Revised: November 13, 2017
Revised: August 14, 2023
Revised: April 8, 2024