Boulder Valley School District


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File: JEC-R (pdf)
Adopted: November 18, 1993, August 13, 2003, October 17, 2003, January 26, 2009


A child is deemed to reside in the Boulder Valley School District, for purposes of this policy, if the child meets one or more of the following criteria:

  1. One or both parents (or the survivor of them) reside in the School District.
  2. The parent to whom custody, either sole or joint, has been awarded by a court, lives in the School District.
  3. The legally appointed guardian resides in the School District.
  4. The child lives within the School District after emancipation.
  5. The Board of Education determines that the child has been abandoned by his parents.
  6. The child is permanently dependent for his or her maintenance and support on a person or organization within the School District.
  7. The child lives with a parent or guardian who is a public officer or employee living temporarily in the School District for the performance of his or her duties.
  8. The child is living within the School District with a responsible adult who agrees to supervise the student's attendance and education.
  9. The child is homeless as defined by state law and, with or without his or her parent or guardian, seeks shelter or is located in the School District.  [Optional: A child is homeless if the child lacks a regular, adequate, nighttime residence, or the child's nighttime residence is a public or private shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations, an institution for temporary residents, or a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, all as defined by state law.]

The principal shall determine whether a student resides within the District, and in doing so shall consult with the Superintendent's designee, if necessary.  If a violation of this regulation occurs and a student is not a resident as defined by this regulation, the student will be transferred to his or her district of residence.

To be admitted to kindergarten in the Boulder Valley Schools, a child must reach his or her fifth birthday on or before September 30 or be admitted through early access.  For admission to first grade, the child must reach his or her sixth birthday on or before September 30 or be admitted through early access.  

Any appeals to the first grade entrance age requirement must be submitted to the Assistant Superintendents for School Leadership at the elementary level following Policy JECD-R.  Appeals must include written verification from the former school principal that the child has completed at least three quarters of the school year at an accredited public school Kindergarten or has completed a full school year at an accredited parochial or private Kindergarten.  Written verification shall include complete records of attendance, grade placement, academic achievement, and any other pertinent documents which have been provided by the school last attended.  Written verification shall include evidence that the school is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency or organization.  Entrance age is not subject to appeal from students from nonpublic home-based educational programs and non-accredited schools.

LEGAL REF.: C.R.S. § 25-4-901, et seq.

JECD-R, Assignment of Transfer Students to Classes and Grade Levels (Regulation)       
IKE, Promotion, Nonpromotion, and Acceleration of Students                     
IKE-R, Promotion, Nonpromotion, and Acceleration of Students (Regulation)          
JEC-R E1, Early Access Exhibit    

End of File: JEC-R