BP 5111 Admission

KPBSD Policy Manual

BP 5111


The School Board believes that all children should have the opportunity to receive a free appropriate public education. Staff shall encourage parents/guardians to enroll all school-aged children in school.

The Board reserves the right to verify the residency or anticipated residency of any student and the validity of any affidavit of guardianship. These admission policies are not intended to be a barrier to the enrollment and retention of homeless children and youth.

The Superintendent shall verify compliance with all entrance requirements established by law or Board policy.

(cf. 5112.1 - Exemptions from Attendance)
(cf. 5112.2 - Exclusions from Attendance)
(cf. 5112.6 - Education for Homeless Children and Youths}
(cf. 5116 - School Attendance Boundaries)
(cf. 5141.3 - Health Examinations)
(cf. 5141.31 - Immunizations)

A child five years of age on or before September 1 may be admitted to kindergarten. A child six years of age on or before September 1 may be admitted to first grade. A child may be considered for early entrance by meeting criteria established in AR 5111 Student Criteria for Early Entrance and with the approval of the Superintendent.  Students under school age who were previously enrolled in public school or who exhibit the ability to perform satisfactorily shall be admitted to school at the grade level determined by the Superintendent.  Proof of age shall be required of all enrolling students.

Legal Reference:

14.30.010 When attendance compulsory
14.03.020 School year
14.03.070 School age
14.03.080 Right to attend school
14.30.045 Grounds for suspension or denial of admission

4 AAC 06.055 Immunizations required
4 AAC 06.076 Determination of School Age

United States Code, Title 42
42 U.S.C. 11432 - 11433 McKinney -Vento Homeless Assistance Act


Adoption Date: 8-09-2010