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Policy 3120


The superintendent will develop procedures for enrolling students, recording attendance behavior, and counseling and correcting students with attendance problems. When enrolling a student who has attended school in another school district, the parent and student will be required to briefly indicate in writing whether or not the student has:

  1. Any history of placement in a special education program;
  2. Any past, current or pending disciplinary actions;
  3. Any history of violent behavior;
  4. Adjudications or convictions described in RCW 13.04.155, which include violent offenses, sex offenses, firearm or dangerous weapon offenses, and controlled substance offenses;
  5. Any unpaid fines or fees from other schools;
  6. Any health conditions affecting the student’s educational needs.

The school enrolling the student will request the student’s permanent record—including records of disciplinary action, history of violent behavior or behavior listed in RCW 13.04.155, attendance records, immunization records, and academic performance—from the school the student previously attended.

If a school principal receives information about adjudications or convictions described in RCW 13.04.155, then he or she will follow the procedure described in Policy 3143 – Notification and Dissemination of Information about Student Offenses and Notification of Threats of Violence or Harm.

The district will require students or their parents to provide proof of residency within the district, such as copies of phone and water bills or lease agreements.  The school district will not require proof of residency or any other information regarding an address for any student who is eligible by reason of age for the services of the district if the student does not have a legal residence. The district will not inquire into a student’s citizenship or immigration status or that of his/her parents or guardians. The request for enrollment may be made by the student, parent, or guardian.

Since accurate enrollment and attendance records are essential both to obtain state financial reimbursement and to fulfill the district’s responsibilities under the attendance laws, staff will be diligent in maintaining such records.


Cross Reference:        

Board Policy 2255                        Alternative Learning Experience

Board Policy 3115                        Homeless Students – Enrollment Rights and Services           

Board Policy 3143                        Notification and Dissemination of Information about Student Offenses and Notification of Threats of Violence or Harm


Legal References:      

RCW 28A.225.215                       Enrollment of children without legal residences

RCW 28A.225.216                       Children of military families – Residency

RCW 28A.225.330                       Enrolling Students from other districts — Requests for information and permanent records – Withheld transcripts – Immunity from liability – Notification to teachers and security personnel – Rules

WAC 392-121-108                       Definitions – Enrollment exclusions

WAC 392-121-122                       Definitions — Full-time equivalent students

WAC 392-121-182                       Alternative learning experience requirements

WAC 392-169-022                       Running start student — definition


Management Resources:

2020 – August Issue

2014 – June Issue


La Center School District Adopted: March 27th, 2007; Revised March 28, 2017, January 26, 2021