675: Enrollment of Non-Public Schools Students

Policy reflects Minnesota statute and aligns with other District 270 policies.

The School Board welcomes the enrollment of all resident school-age children in District 270 schools. The School Board recognizes that parents/guardians have the right to select the most appropriate educational programs for their children. The educational program of District 270 includes a comprehensive set of curricular and extracurricular programs that are consistent with the mission of the School District. To effectively and efficiently achieve the mission of the School District, enrollment on a full-time basis is the expectation of the School District.

The School District however, does permit partial enrollment of resident non-public school students grades 7-12 in its curricular programs. The School District will provide for partial enrollment of non-public school students in grades 7-12 consistent with the following conditions:

• Space is available in the specific course for the partially enrolled student

• As of two (2) weeks prior to the start of a term the school principal or designee may admit a partially enrolled student

• Transportation is the responsibility of the parent

• All student expectations and disciplinary procedures of the School District will apply to the student

The School District does not permit partial enrollment of non-public school students grades K-6 in its curricular programs except as required by state and federal laws concerning children with disabilities.

Resident students attending a home school are eligible to participate in extracurricular activities on the same basis as District 270 students.

Resident students in grades 7, 8, and 9 attending a non-public school with no continuation high school, are eligible to participate in non-MSHSL (Minnesota State High School League) extracurricular activities on the same basis as District 270 students.

Resident non-public school students will be permitted to participate in activities and programs sponsored by the Community Education Department. Resident non-public school students will also be permitted to enroll in the remedial portion of the District summer school program, upon referral, on a space available basis.

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Amended: June 20, 2002
Revised: December 3, 1998; June 17, 1999; March 2, 2000, March 6, 2014, October 7, 2019
Reviewed: November 19, 2015