Admission and Denial of Admission
According to the Colorado Revised Statutes 22-33-106 (2), subject to the district’s responsibilities under the Exceptional Children’s Educational Act (see policy JK*-2, Discipline of Students with Disabilities) and other laws pertaining to the education of students with disabilities, the following may be grounds for denial of admission to a public school or diversion to an appropriate alternate program:
- Physical or mental disability such that the child cannot reasonably benefit from the programs available.
- Physical or mental disability or disease causing the attendance of the child suffering therefrom to be inimical to the welfare of other students.
According to C.R.S. 22-33-106 (3)(a-f), the following may constitute additional grounds for denial of admission to a public school:
- Graduating from the 12th grade of any school or receipt of any document evidencing completion of the equivalent of a secondary education.
- Failure to meet age requirements.
- Having been expelled from any school district during the preceding 12 months.
- Not being a resident of the district unless otherwise entitled to attend under C.R.S. 22, Articles 23 (migrant children), 32 (exclusion of non-residents) or 36 (schools of choice).
- Failure to comply with the provisions of Part 9, Article 4, Title 25, C.R.S. (immunization requirements). Any denial of admission for such failure to comply shall not be recorded as a disciplinary action but may be recorded with the student’s immunization record with an appropriate explanation.
- Behavior in another school district during the preceding 12 months that is detrimental to the welfare or safety of other pupils or of school personnel.
According to C.R.S. 22- 33-106 (4)(a), a student who has been expelled shall be prohibited from enrolling or re-enrolling in the same school in which the victim of the offense or member of the victim’s immediate family is enrolled or employed when:
the expelled student was convicted of a crime, adjudicated a juvenile delinquent, received a deferred judgment or was placed in a diversion program as a result of committing the offense for which the student was expelled;
there is an identifiable victim of the expelled student’s offense; and
the offense for which the student was expelled does not constitute a crime against property.
If the district has no actual knowledge of the name of the victim, the expelled student shall be prohibited from enrolling or re-enrolling only upon request of the victim or a member of the victim’s immediate family.
Students in out-of-home placements
State law limits the grounds for denial of enrollment regarding students in out-of-home placements, as defined by C.R.S. 22-32-138 (1)(e) and provided in regulation JF-R, Admission and Denial of Admission (Procedures for Students in Out-of-Home Placements).
Issued: August 9, 2005
Revised: September 23, 2014
Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado