7:40 - Nonpublic School Students

Policy 7:40


Nonpublic School Students, Including Parochial and Home-Schooled Students

Part-Time Attendance

The District accepts nonpublic school students, including parochial and home-schooled students, who live within the District for part-time attendance in the District’s regular education program on a space-available basis. Requests for part-time attendance must be submitted to the building administration of the school in the school attendance area where the student resides.

A student accepted for partial enrollment must comply with all discipline and attendance requirements established by the school. He or she may participate in any co-curricular activity associated with a District class in which he or she is enrolled. The parent(s)/guardian(s) of a student accepted for partial enrollment must pay all fees, pro- rated on the basis of a percentage of full-time fees. Transportation to and/or from school is provided on a regular bus. This transportation shall be on the same basis as the District provides transportation for its full-time students, including all related fees. Transportation on other than established bus routes is the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s).

Students with a Disability

The District accepts for part-time attendance those children for whom it has been determined that special education services are needed, are enrolled in nonpublic schools, and otherwise qualify for enrollment in the District. Requests must be submitted by the student’s parent/guardian. Special educational services shall be provided to such students as soon as possible after identification, evaluation, and placement procedures provided by State law, but no later than the beginning of the next school semester following the completion of such procedures. Transportation for such students shall be provided only if required in the child’s Individualized Educational Program on the basis of the child’s disabling condition or as the special education program location may require.

Assignment When Enrolling Full-Time in a District School

For students entering kindergarten, please refer to Board Policy 7:50, School Admissions for entrance criteria

Grade placement by, and academic credits earned at, a nonpublic school will be accepted if the school has a Certificate of Nonpublic School Recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education, or, if outside Illinois, if the school is accredited by the state agency governing education.

Notwithstanding the above, recognition of grade placement and academic credits awarded by a nonpublic school is at the sole discretion of the District. All school and class assignments will be made according to School Board Policy 7:35, Assignment to Teachers and Class

Adopted: November 10, 1997
Revised: September 26, 2016
Revised: September 25, 2017

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