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  • 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.