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501.5 - Resident Students

 

 

 

Children who are residents of the school district community will attend the school district without paying tuition.

The residence of a student means the place, abode, or dwelling of the student. Generally, the legal dwelling of minors is the same as their parents. However, a student may establish a dwelling with someone other than their parents and attend public school in the school district without paying tuition if the primary purpose for residing in the school district is not for the purpose of obtaining a free public education. Further, students who have reached the age of majority and who are still eligible to attend an Iowa secondary school may declare their residence independent of the residence of the parents.

Each case involving the bona fide residence of a student will be decided upon its individual merits by the superintendent [or designee].

Prior to knowingly enrolling an individual who is required to register as a sex offender under Iowa Code Chapter 692A, but who is otherwise eligible to enroll in the district, the board will determine the educational placement of the individual.

Upon receipt of notice that a student who is enrolled in the district is required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 692A, the board will determine the educational placement of the student.

The tentative agenda for the meeting of the Board of Directors; at which the board will consider such enrollment or educational placement will specifically state that the board is considering the enrollment or educational placement of an individual who is required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 692A. If the individual is denied enrollment in the district under this section, the school district of residence will provide the individual with educational services in an alternative setting.


Adopted: 6/70
Reviewed: 5/11; 3/12; 7/13; 10/14; 1/15; 10/17; 9/20
Revised: 9/98; 8/17
Related Policy (Code #): 500.1; 501.1
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): 257.6; 282.2, .6-.7; 285.4
IASB Reference: 501.1