The following students who are not residents of the District may enroll without payment of tuition:
The administration may investigate the eligibility of children attending schools under the provisions of this regulation.
Admission of Students from Unaccredited School Districts
The District will accept students seeking to transfer enrollment from a school district in the same or adjoining county that has been declared unaccredited by the State of Missouri in accordance with the following guidelines:
The Board of Education of the school district that has been declared unaccredited will be responsible for payment of tuition to the District for each transfer student(s) accepted under this policy. The rate of tuition will be calculated in accordance with the District's per pupil cost, calculated in accordance with Missouri Revised Statute §167.131. Tuition from the transferring school district must be received by the beginning of each semester.
Applications for Enrollment
Parents or legal guardians seeking to transfer the enrollment of their child(ren) to the District in accordance with this policy, must be a resident of a school district that has been declared unaccredited. The term “resident” will be interpreted in accordance with Missouri law. Upon a request for transfer to the District pursuant to this policy, the District has the right to seek information verifying the student's residency status in the unaccredited district.
Parents or legal guardians seeking to transfer enrollment to the District must send notification to their school district of residence and the District of their intent to enroll their child(ren). Applications for enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year must be received in the District's Central Office by August 1st and by February 1st of each year thereafter.
Parents or legal guardians seeking enrollment in the District pursuant to this policy will be required to complete District enrollment forms and provide information related to residency, academic, age, immunization, health, student discipline status, and other eligibility prerequisites as established by Board policies, rules and regulations, and by state law. Students will not be permitted to enroll in the District pursuant to this policy if the student has been convicted or charged with any offense outlined in the Missouri Safe Schools Act, §167.171 RSMo.
Applications for enrollment will be considered in order of receipt by the District's Central Office. The District will give preference to siblings of current transfer students already attending the District. Nonresident students from unaccredited schools may be permitted to attend the District based upon District capacity and availability of space in student grade level.
Availability is based upon District class size and student-teacher ratios. Based upon an average class size at grade level for the previous five years, the acceptable average class size for the District at grade level is:
School placement will be determined solely at the Superintendent or his/her designee's discretion.
The District is not responsible for transportation of students enrolling from an unaccredited school district. If the unaccredited school district has selected the District as a school district to which it will provide transportation, it is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian to make transportation arrangements with their home school district.
As provided, regulations of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) students transferring from an unaccredited high school pursuant to §167.241 are eligible to participate in interscholastic MSHSAA activities sponsored by the receiving District. However, the District will not provide transportation to student transfers related to activity practice.
If the unaccredited school district where a student resides regains its accreditation, the student may remain in the District only until the end of the current school year, subject to the payment of tuition by the unaccredited school district.