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5.21 Requirements for Original Entry

5.21 Requirements for Original Entry

5.21


REQUIREMENTS FOR ORIGINAL ENTRY

POLICY


I. Any student who initially enrolls in the District shall be required to present certification of immunization for those communicable diseases required by Florida Statutes.

A. Immunization shall be as required by the State of Florida.

B. A transfer student shall provide documentation of school entry health examination and immunization record prior to school attendance.

C. An exception may be granted as provided in Florida Statutes.


II. Students in Grades PK-12 who enter Florida public schools for the first time shall present evidence of a health examination within the twelve (12) month period prior to their initial entrance.

A. Any student who was previously enrolled in an out-of-state public school and who seeks admission to a District school may be granted thirty (30) days to secure documentation of a school health examination and certificate of immunization.

B. The Superintendent may grant exceptions to this rule pursuant to provisions of Florida Statutes.

C. The health examination shall be completed by a health professional who is licensed in Florida or in the state where the examination was performed.


III.    Any student who initially enrolls in the District shall be required to report any previous school expulsions, arrests resulting in a charge and juvenile justice actions the student has had any other prior referrals to mental health services.  If the student is admitted, the student may be placed in an appropriate educational program and referred to mental health services identified by the school district, when appropriate, at the direction of the School Board. The District may waive or honor the final order of expulsion or dismissal of a student if an act would have been grounds for expulsion according to the receiving District School Board’s Code of Student Conduct.



STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED:

1001.43,  1003.01, 1003.21, 1006.07, 1003.22, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

6A-6.024

HISTORY:

Adopted:

07/14/1998

Revision Date(s):

03/09/2001, 10/09/2018

Formerly:

I-1, I-2

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