Entrance and Admission Requirements
by Lupe Kollasch
July 22, 2011
A child wishing to enroll must present evidence of age in the form of a birth certificate or other comparable evidence before that child may enroll. It will be at the discretion of the superintendent or the superintendent’s designee to determine what is satisfactory evidence for proof of age.
Prior to enrollment, the child must provide the administration with a completed health and immunization certificate. Such certificates may be obtained from the school office. In the case of homeless children, the administration may waive this policy according to the guidelines contained in the School Board Policy Book.
If your family lives in any of the following situations, then your preschool-aged and school-aged children have certain rights or protections under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.
♦ Do you live in a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground?
♦ Do you live on the street?
♦ Do you live in an abandoned building, trailer or other inadequate accommodations?
♦ Are you doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing?
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
Contact North Kossuth School District’s local liaison—Mike Landstrum— for homeless education information at 515-272-4361. The state coordinator is Donna Eggleston at 515-281-3999. If you need further assistance, call the National Center for Homeless Education at the toll-free HelpLine number: 1-800-308-2145