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  • Effective: 8/30/2016
  • Revision:

  1. Board Directive
    The Board may authorize an application to establish and operate a charter school within the geographical boundaries (Utah Code § 53G-5-305). To assist with the Board’s decision whether to approve an application to authorize a charter school and consistent with the guidance provided by the Board, the Board delegates to the District Administration the responsibility for developing procedures to administer the policy for submitting an application to the Board seeking authorization by the Board for establishing and operating a charter school within the geographical boundaries of the District. All charter schools authorized by the Board are required to comply with federal and state laws, rules and regulations, the terms and conditions for the operation of the charter school as set forth in a written charter agreement, and any other agreement entered into with the District.Consistent with the guidance provided by the Board, the Board further delegates to the District Administration the responsibility for developing procedures to administer the policy for reviewing charter applications of charter schools within the geographical boundaries of the District which do not seek authorization by the Board of Education, but which seek authorization of a charter school from the State Charter School Board (Utah Code § 53G-5-304).
  2. Board Authorization of Charter School Policy
    1. The Board will consider various factors in considering whether to authorize a charter school application including but not limited to the following potential concerns and benefits.
      1. Potential Concerns:
        1. Direct and indirect cost to the District
        2. Impact on District resources
        3. Burden and workload on District employees
        4. Dilution of Board focus
        5. Consequences of charter failure
        6. Long-term sustainability
        7. Financial responsibility
        8. Perceptions of employees and community
        9. Indicators of high quality education
        10. Oversight
      2. Potential Benefits:
        1. Increased high quality opportunities
        2. Specialized programs/opportunities
        3. Smaller school and classroom size
        4. Magnet schools
        5. Understanding and interacting with charter community
        6. Potential economic benefit to taxpayers
        7. Flexibility
        8. Engaging community
        9. Perceptions of employees and community
        10. Breaking boundaries
    2. Application for Authorization by the Board of Education
      1. Submission of Application for Board Consideration
        1. An application shall conform to requirements specified by the Utah Charter School Act (Utah Code
          §53G-5-302).
        2. According to the guidance provided by the Board, the District Administration will develop District charter school application procedures which may specify when applications may be submitted for Board consideration and which will specify any information required to be included in a charter application for an application submitted to the Board for its authorization of a charter school within the geographical boundaries of the District, which may include the following:
          1. the charter school's proposed curriculum, instructional program or delivery methods;
          2. a method for assessing whether students are reaching academic goals, including, at a minimum, participation in the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students under Chapter 1, Part 6, Achievement Tests;
          3. a proposed calendar;
          4. sample policies;
          5. a description of opportunities for parental involvement;
          6. a description of the school's administrative, supervisory, or other proposed services that may be obtained through service providers; or
          7. other information that demonstrates an applicant's ability to establish and operate a charter school.
        3. According to the guidance provided by the Board, the District Administration will develop District charter school application procedures which will include minimum academic, financial, and enrollment standards and timelines setting forth the when and how an application may be submitted to the Board for its authorization.
        4. The Board will review and provide written notice of its acceptance or rejection of an application within forty-five (45) days after the application is received by the Board.
      2. Rejection of Application
        1. If the Board rejects the application, it shall notify the applicant in writing of the reason for the rejection.
        2. Upon rejection:
          1. the applicant may submit a revised application for reconsideration by the Board, or
          2. the applicant may seek a charter from the State Charter School Board under Utah Code § 53G-5-304.
      3. Approval of Application
        1. If the Board approves the application, the applicant and the Board shall set forth the terms and conditions for the operation of the charter school in a written agreement.
          1. The charter agreement shall be in compliance with Utah Code § 53G-5-303.
          2. The charter agreement will include the authorization period established by the Board.
          3. The charter agreement may be modified by mutual agreement of the Board and the governing body of the charter school.
        2. Approval for authorization is conditioned upon the express understanding that the governing body of a charter school, the nonprofit corporation under which the charter school is organized and managed, and the charter school are solely liable for any damages resulting from any legal challenge involving the operation of the charter school.  All charter agreements will include an indemnification provision that provides that the governing body, the charter school, and any managing nonprofit corporation will fully indemnify, hold harmless, and defend the Board and District from any claims asserted against them that arise as a result of the operation of the charter school.
        3. The Board may authorize a charter school for an authorization period up to fifteen (15) years but not less than (3) years before reauthorization must be sought.
    3. Requests for Authorization by the State Charter School Board
      1. Application to State Charter School Board
        An applicant seeking authorization of a charter school from the State Charter School Board for a charter school located in the District shall provide a copy of the application to the District either before or at the same time it files its application with the State Charter School Board.
      2. District Feedback
        The Board authorizes the District Administration to review the application with the State Charter School Board and offer suggestions or recommendations to the Board.  The Board may instruct the Administration on whether to take a position on the application and on what, if any, suggestions or recommendations to then offer the applicant or the State Charter School Board prior to the State Charter School Board acting on the application.
  3. Policy Expiration
    Unless extended or expressly modified by the Board, this policy will expire on July 31, 2017.

  • Effective: 9/8/2009

Full Subject: OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENT ENROLLMENT AS PART-TIME STUDENTS AND PARTICIPATION OF OUT-OF-DISTRICT STUDENTS IN JORDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT ACTIVITIES

  1. Board Policy
    The Board recognizes that from time-to-time out-of-district students may request to enroll as part-time students in Jordan District schools to attend classes and/or participate in Jordan School District sponsored extra and co-curricular activities.  Because the Board’s primary responsibility is to provide educational services and opportunities for Jordan School District students, the Board limits opportunities for out-of-district students to enroll as part-time students and participate in Jordan District activities. The District Administration is therefore authorized to enroll out-of-district students as part-time students and allow out-of-district student participation in Jordan School District activities according to the provisions of the following administrative policy.
  2. Administration Policy
    Guidelines

    1. Definitions
      The following definitions apply to this policy:

      1. "Co-curricular activities" means experiences, which may include field trips; science fairs; student art exhibits; and music, dance, and theater performances that are considered part of the students’ regular classroom instruction and are directly related to the State Core Curriculum.  Participation is coordinated by the students’ classroom teacher or school.
      2. "Extracurricular activities" means educational experiences that are not considered to be part of the students’ regular classroom instruction.  These include Utah High School Activity Association sanctioned athletic, music, and speech arts activities, as well as school club activities.  Extracurricular activities usually occur outside the regular school day and participation is optional and may involve student dues or fees.
      3. "Out-of-district Consortium student" means an out-of-district student who is enrolled in a Wasatch Front South Applied Technology Consortium member school district (Granite, Salt Lake, Murray, Tooele or Canyons).
      4.  "Out-of-district student" means a public school student who is enrolled in another public school district or State Charter School Board authorized charter school where the student’s permanent record is maintained.
      5. "JATC" means Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers, which provides Career and Technical Education programs for grade 11-12 students.
      6. "UHSAA" means Utah High School Activities Association.
      7. "WFS Applied Technology Consortium" means Wasatch Front South Applied Technology Consortium, a non-profit, cooperative consortium comprised of Jordan, Granite, Salt Lake, Murray, Tooele and Canyons School Districts and post-secondary partners Salt Lake Community College.
      8. "Charter school" means State Charter School Board authorized charter school.
    2. Enrollment of Out-of-District Grade Kindergarten-10 Students as Part-Time Students and/or Their Participation in Jordan School District Sponsored Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities
      1. Out-of-district grade kindergarten-10 students may not enroll as part-time students.
      2. Out-of-district students who are not enrolled in Jordan School District may not participate in co-curricular activities.
      3. Out-of-district students may only participate in UHSAA activities under the conditions outlined in the rules of the UHSAA.
      1. Out-of-district JATC students may participate in all JATC-sponsored student activities.
    3. Enrollment of Out-of-District Grade 11-12 Students as Part-Time Students and/or Their Participation in Jordan School District Sponsored Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Activities
      1. Part-time enrollment of out-of-district grade 11-12 students is limited to enrollment of WFS Applied Technology Consortium students in Jordan Applied Technology Center courses.  Out-of-district Consortium students may enroll in JATC courses under the following conditions:
        1. The student is an eleventh- or twelfth-grade student.
        2. The student meets Jordan School District established prerequisites, if applicable.
        3. The program has space available with enrollment preference given to students in the following order:
          (1)    Jordan School District students,
          (2)    WFS Consortium district students.
        4. The student is enrolled prior to the deadline for enrollment set by the JATC.
        5. The student pays all appropriate and applicable student fees as outlined in Jordan School District’s Student Fee Schedule upon registration.
        6. A Consortium student accepted into a two-year JATC program as an eleventh-grade student may continue enrollment in that program the following year; however, if the student desires to change programs, he/she will be subject to enrollment process outlined above.
      2. Participation in School Activities by Out-of-District Students
        1. Out-of-district JATC students may participate in all JATC-sponsored student activities.
        2. Out-of-district students who are not enrolled in Jordan School District may not participate in Jordan School District co-curricular activities.  Participation of out-of-district JATC students in co-curricular activities is limited to those sponsored by the JATC.
        3. Out-of-district students, including JATC students, may only participate in UHSAA activities in Jordan School District under the conditions outlined in the rules of the UHSAA.

 

  • Effective: 5/17/1983
  • Revision: 9/24/2019

  1. Board Directive
    The Board recognizes that non-resident students and charter school students residing in Jordan School District may at times request to be enrolled in the schools of the Jordan District.  The District Administration is therefore authorized to enroll non-resident students, foreign exchange students and charter school students according to the provisions of the following administrative policy, and in accordance with Utah Code §53G-6-302 through 53G-6-404, 53G-6-503, 53G-6-702 through 53G-6-707 and Utah Administrative Code R277-438, R277-494 and R277-612.
  2. Administrative Policy
    The following administrative policy provisions shall be followed in providing for Jordan District enrollment of non-resident students and charter school students who reside in Jordan District.  Students who have previously graduated from high school or equivalent, have exceeded age appropriate placement, or whose class has graduated will not be eligible for enrollment.

    1. In-State District Reciprocity
      1. A student's legal residence is the domicile of the student's custodial legal guardian.
      2. Students from another district may attend District schools following the procedures and expectations outlined in Policy AS93 – Open Enrollment/School Choice.
      3. Students must be prepared to abide by the rules and policies of the school and the District.
      4. The student shall be placed in the next consecutive grade as indicated on the student’s official transcript, except in cases of documented accelerations and/or retentions conducted by the prior district, charter and/or school.
      5. Charges, if any, for enrolling students from another district are to be arranged with the school districts involved.
    2. Foreign Exchange and Foreign Students
      1. Foreign exchange students may be enrolled in the District only upon meeting the following criteria:
        1. The student is sponsored by an agency approved by the Jordan Board of Education; and
        2. The student and agency complete the required documents and pay such tuition as may be established by the Board; or
        3. The exchange student attends the same school during the same time period that another student from the school is:
          1. Sponsored by the same agency; and
          2. Enrolled in a school in a foreign country; and
          3. Is enrolled in the school for one year or less.
      2. Foreign students do not qualify for a high school diploma and do not participate in graduation ceremonies.
      3. A cap on the number of J1 foreign exchange students the District may accept is set by the Utah State Office of Education.  Jordan District’s assigned allotment of J1 foreign exchange students designates the District’s foreign exchange cap.  All foreign exchange students work through Student Services and should not be enrolled at the local school without a Verification of Guardianship.
      4. The District may enroll a foreign exchange student who does not qualify for state monies (B.3 above) and pay the tuition costs of the student with other District funds; or charge the student tuition using the current school year’s non-resident tuition rate.
        1. The Superintendent or the superintendent’s designee may grant a foreign exchange tuition waiver using the following criteria:
          1. A tuition waiver request is submitted to Student Services by the student’s exchange agency and host family guardian(s). Tuition waiver requests are considered in the order they are received.
          2. Tuition waivers may be awarded annually provided:
            1. The host family resides in the District; and
            2. Space is available at the host family's school of residence.
              1. Available space is determined using the criteria outlined in this policy and Policy AS93—Open Enrollment School Choice.
              2. The number of available waivers will be reviewed regularly.
              3. Tuition waivers apply only to exchange students complying with all the requirements outlined in this policy.
              4. Exceptions to B.4.a.(2) or denied waiver requests may be appealed to the Board of Education.
        2. Exchange students paying the non-resident tuition rate may enroll in the District provided the conditions outlined in this policy (B.1. above) and the Student Services Manual are met.
        3. Registration and participation/class fees outlined in AA408 – Fees still apply.
      5. All foreign exchange and foreign students must be approved for enrollment by the Board in an open meeting of the Board.
    3. Non-Utah Residents
      1. Non-Utah residents will be charged a per capita cost unless such tuition is waived by the Board in an open meeting of the Board.
      2. The following criteria shall be used to determine fees for non-Utah residents:
        1. The base figure will be the same cost determined to educate a student in Jordan District that was computed two school years previous.
        2. The increase in the Weighted Pupil Unit (WPU) during the past two (2) years will be added to the cost derived in C.2.a.
        3. If the student is to receive or chooses to participate in programs of the District that are heavily subsidized by state or local funding (i.e., Special Education, CTE, Dual Immersion, International Baccalaureate, etc.), the amount charged will be increased by the average cost per student of that program.
      3. Non-resident and foreign students require authorization from Student Services prior to enrolling at the local school.
      4. The following criteria will be applied to determine if the student will not be charged a tuition fee (§53G-6-302):
        1. The student’s presence in the District is not for the primary purpose of attending school.
        2. The student’s physical, mental, moral, or emotional health would best be served by considering the student to be a resident for school purposes.
        3. The student is prepared to abide by the rules and policies of the school and the District in which attendance is sought.
        4. The student resides with a responsible adult who is a resident of the District, and:
          1. Has been appointed guardian by a court of jurisdiction; or
          2. Is the student’s noncustodial parent, grandparent, brother, sister, uncle, or aunt; and
          3.  Is designated as the student’s custodian in a durable power of attorney issued by the party who has legal custody of the student that grants the custodian full authority for educational or medical services in the interest of the student.
          4. Is married or an emancipated minor.
        5. Enrollment granted under C.4.d.(2) shall require a durable power of attorney.
    4. Resident Charter School Students
      1. A student’s legal residence is the domicile of the student’s custodial parent or legal guardian.
      2. Resident students attending a charter school may attend Jordan School District schools as follows (§53G-6-503):
        1. Resident students attending a charter school may attend their school of residence the following school year if written notification of intent to enroll in the school of residence is submitted to the school no later than June 30 of the current year.
        2. After June 30 or during the school year, resident students enrolled in a charter school may attend their school of residence if there is space available, or a school other than their school of residence by following the procedures outlined in this policy and in Policy AS93—Open Enrollment School Choice.
        3. Charter school students may participate in extra-curricular or co-curricular activities at their school of residence by following the procedures outlined in this policy, the Student Services Manual, and Policy AA447 – Out-of-District Student Enrollment.