CODE:JEC

GENERAL ADMISSION, GUARDIANSHIP & TRANSFER POLICY

Logan City School District has the primary responsibility of educating those students who reside with their parent or guardian within its attendance area. The Board of Education recognizes the needs or desires of students who reside outside the attendance area or who reside with individuals other than parents to apply for admission to Logan City School District. These requests are considered on an individual basis and acceptance in the district or at specific schools is always subject to space availability. Admission to Logan City School District is based on the following eligibility requirements:

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY - PARENT IN-STATE

The board shall admit into the free public schools of the district all minor children who are over 5 and not over 18 years of age on September 1 of the school year in which admission is sought if the student’s parent or legal guardian resides or is domiciled in the state, and if any of the following conditions exist:

  1. The student resides in the district while in the custody or under the supervision of a Utah state agency.
  2. The student resides in the district while under the supervision of a private of public agency authorized to provide student placement services by the State of Utah.
  3. The student resides in the district and is an emancipated minor, such as by marriage.
  4. The student resides in the district while living with a responsible adult resident of the state who is willing and able to provide reasonably adequate food, clothing, shelter, and supervision for the student, but only if the board or its designee has determined that the student’s physical, mental, moral or emotional health is best served by considering the student to be a resident for school purposes. Students must meet the specific requirements of the enrollment options program in order to come into the district under this provision and space must be available in the requested school, grade level, or program.
  5. The student resides in the district while living with a court-appointed legal guardian.

Utah Code Ann. 53A-2-201

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY - PARENTS OUT-OF-STATE

The board shall admit into the free public schools of the district all minor children who are over 5 and not over 18 years of age on September 1 of the school year in which admission is sought, where the minor child’s parent or legal guardian neither resides nor is domiciled within the state, but the student lives within the district, if it is established to the satisfaction of the board that one of the following sets of conditions exists:

  1. The student was placed and is being supervised by a private or public agency which is authorized to provide residential or student placement services by the state and which does not receive significant payment from any out-of-state source for services rendered the student.

  2. The student is an emancipated minor who resides within the district, such as by marriage.
  3. The student lives with a responsible adult who is a resident of the district, and is designated as the student’s guardian. The student’s presence in the district is not for the primary purpose of attending the public schools, and the student’s physical, mental, moral or emotional health would best be served by considering the student to be a resident for school purposes.
    1. A “responsible adult” under item 3 above means a resident of this district who is willing and able to provide reasonably adequate food, clothing, shelter and supervision for a minor child.
    2. Logan City School District recognizes the statute permitting the school district to issue consent guardianship but deems its responsibility to do so only under extreme circumstances and only if it is mutually beneficial for the student to be admitted.

  4. The student resides in the district while living with a court-appointed legal guardian.

Utah Code Ann. 53A-2-202

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS PROGRAM

There is established an enrollment options program to enable any student to attend a school or a program in a district in which the student does not reside, subject to the limitations of Sections 53A-2-207 through 53A-2-213.

  1. In order for a student to attend a school or program in a nonresident district, the student's parent or guardian must submit an application to the nonresident district. Applications will be primarily screened for acceptance based on the available space in a program, class, grade level, or school. Students who have committed serious infractions of the law or school rules in their resident district or present district will not be accepted.
  2. The student's application shall identify the reason for enrolling in the nonresident district. The student's parent or guardian shall submit an application between January 1 and January 31 for initial enrollment to begin the following school year in the nonresident school district. After January 31, students may submit a special need application for schools, programs, or grade levels where space is available. The school district shall charge applicants a one-time $5.00 processing fee, to be paid at the time of application.
  3. Logan City School District resident students will be given first priority for placement in choice schools. Students currently on transfer status will be given second priority, as space allows. All other out-of-district students will be considered for acceptance in a school, grade level, class, or program in Logan City School District based on State Board of Education rules defining capacity. Students will be considered on a first come, first served basis for the specific school requested. Siblings of students currently attending Logan Schools shall have priority over other nonresident students applying for admission.
  4. The parent or guardian may request a particular school or program from those that are available to them in the nonresident district. Once enrolled in a nonresident school, the student may remain enrolled, subject to compliance with rules and standards established for all students by the nonresident district, and is not required to submit annual or periodic applications unless one of the following occurs:
    1. the student graduates
    2. the student is no longer a Utah resident
    3. the student is suspended or expelled from school
    4. the district determines that enrollment within the school in question will exceed 90% of maximum capacity during the coming school year.

  5. To return to the resident district or to transfer to a different nonresident district, at any time after enrollment in a nonresident district, the parent or guardian of the student shall follow the same procedures, except that only notice and not an application is required to return to the resident district.

Utah Code Ann. 53A-2-207

AVAILABLE PROGRAMS

A list of available programs will be provided at the district office to patrons by November 30th of the preceding school year.

  1. South Campus serves students referred from Logan High School only. No applications will be accepted from nonresident students for this program due to the necessity of accommodating students enrolled at Logan High School who may be referred to the program.
  2. North Campus (Teen Parent Program) is a cooperative program serving students from Logan City and Cache County School Districts. This program is not available to students who do not reside in either school district due to the need to accommodate students from both districts who may enter the program throughout the school year.
  3. Resource, self-contained, cooperative, and preschool programs are not available, due to program limits established by state and federal regulations.
  4. Grades where class size reduction funds are being used to lower class sizes are usually not available for new transfer application, due to the efforts being made to comply with the legislative intent of the funding.
  5. Transportation to and from the requested school is the responsibility of the parent of the student.
  6. The application process and the deadlines defined in the law will be strictly followed.
  7. Utah High School Activities Association guidelines and policies govern students who participate in high school athletics and activities.

Utah Code Ann. 53A-2-207

NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

The school district shall notify the parent or guardian of a student in writing by March 15, whether the application submitted under Section 53A-2-207 has been accepted or rejected. Written notification will be made within six weeks after receipt of the application or by March 1st, whichever is later.

If an application is rejected, the nonresident district shall state in the notification the reason for rejection.

Nonresident students who will not be permitted to continue their enrollment due to lack of space will be notified no later than March 15th of the current school year.

The parent of a student enrolled in a nonresident district may withdraw the student from that district for enrollment in another district by submitting notice of intent by March 15th to the non-resident district.

Registration by the student in the approved school of choice shall be construed as intent to enroll in the nonresident district.

Utah Code Ann. 53A-2-207

INTRA DISTRICT TRANSFERS

Students who reside in Logan City School District may apply to attend a school other than the school in their attendance area by the same process as outlined in Utah Code Ann. Sections 53A-2-207 through 209. Students living within school boundaries have first preference to the resident school. Each application will be considered on a first come, first served, individual basis, based on available space and program capacity. Transportation will be provided by the parent/guardian.

Residents of Logan City who do not reside with a parent or legal guardian and have not completed their high school education will be provided with appropriate educational services in the school district. Placement will be determined by the Pupil Personnel Department.

Note: Foreign student policy reference number JECBB.



Approved: November 23, 1993