Qualification of Attendance and Placement

    File: 3110

    Age of Admission
    All parents, guardians, and other persons in this state having custody of any child eight years of age and under eighteen years of age (between the eighth and the eighteenth birthday) not attending part time school in accordance with state law or excused from school attendance thereunder or receiving home-based instruction, shall cause such child to attend the public schools of the district in which the child resides for the full time when such school may be in session or to attend a private school for the same time or an educational center as provided in state law, unless the school district superintendent of the district in which the child resides shall have excused such child from such attendance because the child is sixteen years of age or older and is regularly and lawfully employed (and either the parent agrees that the child should not be required to attend school or the child has been emancipated in accordance with state law) or the child is physically or mentally unable to attend school or has already met graduation requirements or received a certificate of educational competence. Proof of absence from any public or private school shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section. Private school for the purposes of this section shall be one approved or accredited under regulations established by the state board of education. 

    Entrance Qualifications
    All persons age 5 through 21 who reside within the boundaries of this school district may attend public schools without payment of tuition. In addition, persons who do not reside in the district may be admitted under board policies relating to nonresident students, or by specific action of the board. 

    A birth certificate or other proof of legal age and proof of residence may be required by the school administration. 

    All children new to the district, including kindergarten students and first graders, shall be urged to have a physical examination, and to submit a report from the examining physician on a form provided by the district. 

    Under law, all students entering school for the first time are required to present certification from a licensed physician or an authorized representative of the department of health or local health department stating that the child has received immunizations against communicable diseases as specified by the department of health. A pupil shall be exempted from the above requirement only upon submission of (1) certification from a licensed physician that the physical condition of the child is such that immunizations would endanger the child's life or health; or (2) a statement signed by one parent or guardian that the child is an adherent to a religious belief whose teachings are opposed to immunizations; or (3) a statement signed by one parent or guardian that the signator has either a personal or philosophical objection to the immunization. 

    The Board of Directors may establish fees for evening high school, summer school, adult education, or community education. 

    Admission of Students Aged Twenty-One and Older
    A student aged 21 or older may enroll in a school in the district under the following conditions: 

    1. There is available space in the school and program which the students shall attend, 
    2. Tuition is prepaid, 
    3. The student provides his/her own transportation, 
    4. The student resides in the state of Washington, and, 
    5. In the judgment of the superintendent, no adult education program is available at reasonable costs and the district's program is appropriate to the needs of the student. 



    RCW 28A.225.010   
    RCW 28A.225.020  
    RCW 28A.225.160  
    RCW 28A.225.220  
    WAC 392-134-010  
    WAC 392-137  


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