The School Board regulation that governs student enrollment waivers changed prior to the 2015-16 school year.
Primary requirements for a child-care waiver include (refer to Regulation 4040-R for other requirements)
- The child-care provider must be physicallylocated within the attendance area of the requested school.
- If transportation is provided from the provider to the home school, the waiver will be denied.
- The child-care provider must sign and attest truthfully to the certifications in the appropriate waiver form.
- Absent sufficient documentation that a high school student has severe disabilities that render the student incapable of providing for himself or herself, high school students are not eligible for a waiver for child-care purposes.
Waivers are valid for one academic year only and must be renewed annually. A student who has an approved waiver this school year must reapply for a waiver for the 2016-17 school year.
The due dates for completed waiver forms to be submitted to the principal of the home school are Feb. 15 for high schools and April 15 for elementary schools and middle schools.
If a waiver is approved, the parent/guardian is responsible for providing transportation to the non-home school. Among other reasons, waivers may be denied for unacceptable academic performance and may be denied or revoked for
- unacceptable behavior at either school or
- unacceptable attendance (including unacceptable late arrivals or early dismissals) at either school
Again, information about the new waiver regulations is available here. Waiver forms are available below. If you have questions, you may contact your child’s school or email email@example.com.