A person of school age (i.e., a person who will have reached his or her fifth birthday on or before September 30 of the school year and who has not reached 20 years of age on or before August 1st of the school year) is eligible for admission on a non-tuition basis if residing in the King and Queen County School Division, or if eligible for admission under Policy JECA.
A person of school age shall be deemed to reside in the school division:
1. When the person is living with a natural parent, or a parent by legal adoption, in the King and Queen County School Division;
2. When the person has been attending a public school in Virginia while residing with his custodial parent and the person is living with an individual who is defined as a parent in Va. Code § 22.1-1, not solely for school purposes, pursuant to a Special Power of Attorney executed under 10 U.S.C. § 1044b by the custodial parent while such custodial parent is deployed outside the United States as a member of the Virginia National Guard or as a member of the United Stated Armed Forces. If practicable, the person may be allowed to continue to attend the school in which he was enrolled while residing with his custodial parent.
3. When the parents of such person are dead and the person is living with a person in loco parentis who actually resides within the school division;
4. When the parents of such person are unable to care for the person and the person is living, not solely for school purposes, with another person who resides in the school division and is either (i) the court-appointed guardian, or has legal custody of the person, or (ii) acting in loco parentis pursuant to placement of the person for adoption by a person or entity authorized to do so under Va. Code § 63.2-1200; or
5. When the person is living in the school division not solely for school purposes, as an emancipated minor certain other students may be admitted into the public schools of the division and may be charged tuition in accordance with section 22.1-5 of the Code of Virginia and pursuant to King and Queen School Board regulations.
Additional Admission Requirements
A. The student must present a certified copy of his/her birth certificate. If a certified copy of the student's birth certificate cannot be obtained, the parent must submit an affidavit giving the student's age and explaining the inability to present a certified copy of the birth record.
B. If a certified copy of the birth record is not provided, the administration shall notify the local law enforcement agency.
C. After enrolling a transfer student, the administration shall request documentation that a certified copy of the pupil's birth record was presented when the pupil was enrolled in the former school.
D. The student must obtain a social security number within 90 days of admission unless a waiver is granted pursuant to Social Security Administration guidelines.
E. Tuition rates are established each year in accordance with the provisions of Section 22.1-5 of the Code of Virginia.
F. Prior to admission to the King and Queen County School Division, the parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of the child shall provide, upon registration, a sworn statement or affirmation indicating whether the student has been expelled from school attendance at a private school or in a public school division of the Commonwealth or another state. The registration document shall be maintained as a part of the student’s scholastic record.
G. A student, who has been expelled or suspended for more than thirty days from attendance at school by a school board or a private school in Virginia or in another state or for whom admission has been withdrawn by a private school in Virginia or another state- may be excluded from attendance in the King and Queen County School Division upon a finding that the student presents a danger to the other students or staff of the school division after (1) written notice to the student and his/her parent that the student may be subject to exclusion, including the reasons therefore, and notice of the opportunity for the student or his parent to participate in a hearing to be conducted by the superintendent or his designee regarding such exclusion; and (2) a hearing of the case has been conducted by the superintendent or his/her designee; and the decision has been to exclude the student from attendance. The student or his parent may file a written petition for review with the School Board within 15 days of notice of the decision of the superintendent or his/her designee. If the School Board grants a review of the record, the decision of the superintendent or his/her designee may be altered.
Upon the expiration of the exclusion period for an expulsion or a withdrawal of admission, which period shall be established by the School Board, committee thereof, or superintendent or his designee, as the case may be, at the relevant hearing, the student may petition the School Board for readmission. If the petition for readmission is rejected, the School Board shall identify the length of the continuing exclusion period and the subsequent date upon which such student may petition the School Board for readmission.
For the purposes of this section, the superintendent's designee shall be a (1) trained hearing officer or (2) professional employee within the administrative offices of the school division who reports directly to the superintendent and who is not a school-based instructional or administrative employee.
In excluding any such expelled student from school attendance, the School Board may accept or reject any or all of any conditions for readmission imposed upon such student by the expelling school board pursuant to Va. Code § 22.1 277.03. The excluding School Board shall not impose additional conditions for readmission to school.
H. This policy does not preclude contractual arrangements between the King and Queen County School Board and agencies of the federal government or the school board of another jurisdiction to permit students not otherwise eligible to attend King and Queen County Public Schools.
I. Prior to admission, the student must document compliance with, or eligibility for exemption from, the physical examination and immunization requirements contained in Sections 32.1-46, 22.1-271.2 and 22.1-271.4 of the Code of Virginia and policies JHCA and JHCB.
Adopted: July 21, 2004
Legal Refs.: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 22.1-1, 22.1-3, 22.1-3.1, 22.1-200.1, 22.1-5, 22.1-260, 22.1-255, 22.1-277, 22.1-277.2, 32.1-46, and 63.2-1200.
JECA - Admission of Homeless Students
JHCA - Physical Examinations
JHCB - Immunization of Students
JGD/JGE - Student Suspension/Expulsion
© 5/04 VSBA King and Queen County Public Schools