File: JHD


Denial of Admission

Denial of admission means the withholding of the privilege of enrolling in a school of the District.
The following shall be the grounds for denial of admission to school or diversion to an appropriate alternative program:
  • Graduation from the twelfth grade of any school or receipt of any document evidencing completion of the equivalent of a secondary curriculum;
  • Failure to meet the requirements of age by a student who has reached the age ofsix years at a time after the beginning of the school year, as fixed by the School Committee as provided in Massachusetts General Laws;
  • Having been expelled from this District or any district in the Commonwealth
  • Not being a resident of the District and the District has opted not to participate in the School Choice Law;
  • Failure to comply with the provisions of the Massachusetts School Entry Immunization Law.
  • Any student who has reached compulsory age (as defined by Mass General Laws) unless ELL or Special Ed.

LEGAL REFS.:         M.G.L. 71:37H; 76:12; 76:12A; 76:12B
                             603 CMR 26:00
Approved:                           August 10, 2005
Legal Review:                     Attorney Tate (September 13, 2007)
Revised:                             September 24, 2007
1st Reading:                       October 9, 2007
2nd Reading & Approval:     November 13, 2007