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501.7 - Foreign Exchange Students

Foreign exchange students must meet all district entrance requirements including age, place of residence, and immunization. Qualified foreign exchange students may be enrolled and attend school without charge if they are recommended by the high school building principal and reside within the boundaries of the district or whose host family is open enrolled into the district.

Students who are citizens of a foreign country will be considered residents if they meet one of the following requirements:

  1. The student resides with their parents/legal guardians;
  2. The student is in the United States with appropriate documentation (Form I-20) from the US Department of Justice-Immigration and Naturalization Services; or
  3. The student is a participate in a recognized foreign exchange program; and
  4. The student is physically able to attend school and has provided the school district with such proof; including a current TB test.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent [or designee] to review and approve organizations that wish to place foreign exchange students at the high school. The school board reserves the right to limit the number of foreign exchange students accepted.

Adopted: 6/70
Reviewed: 5/11; 3/12; 7/13; 10/14; 1/15; 10/17; 9/20
Revised: 8/02; 11/17; 10/23
Related Policy: 500.1; 501.1; 501.6; 602.23-25
Legal Reference (Code of Iowa): § 279.8
IASB Reference: 604.08