TRANSFER OF PUPILS
33-1402. Enrollment options. Beginning with the 1991-92 school year, an enrollment options program shall be implemented as provided in this section.
Whenever the parent or guardian of any pupil determines that it is in the best interest of the pupil to attend a school within another district, or to attend another school within the home district, such pupil, or pupils, may be transferred to and attend the selected school, subject to the provisions of this section and section 33-1404, Idaho Code. The pupil’s parent or guardian must apply annually for admission to a school within another district, or to another school within the home district, on a form provided by the state department of education. The application, accompanied by the pupil’s accumulative record, must be submitted to the receiving school district by February 1 for enrollment during the following school year, and notice of such application given to the home district. The receiving school district, or the receiving school within the home district, shall notify the applicant within sixty (60) days and, if denied, must include written explanation of the denial. Upon agreement between the resident and the nonresident school boards, or between the affected schools within the home district, the deadlines for application may be waived. Whenever any pupil enrolls in, and attends a school outside the district within which the parent or guardian resides, the parent or guardian shall be responsible for transporting the pupil to and from the school or to an appropriate bus stop within the receiving district. For students attending another school within the home district, the parent or guardian is responsible for transporting the pupil to and from an appropriate bus stop. Tuition shall be waived for any pupils allowed under the provisions of this section.
No pupil shall gain eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities in violation of policies governing eligibility as a result of an enrollment option transfer to another school district.
A pupil who applies and is accepted in a nonresident school district, but fails to attend the nonresident district, shall be ineligible to again apply for an enrollment option in that nonresident district.
No district shall take any action to prohibit or prevent application by resident pupils to attend school in another school district or to attend another school within the home district. By resolution of the board of trustees, any district may opt not to receive pupils in the enrollment options program.
A pupil under suspension or expulsion shall be ineligible for the provisions of this section.
The state department of education shall conduct an annual survey of districts participating in the enrollment options program to determine the number of participants, the number of denied applications, the effectiveness of the program, and other relevant information, and prepare an annual report of the program.
[33-1402, added 1990, ch. 43, sec. 2, p. 68; am. 1993, ch. 76, sec. 1, p. 202.]