POLICY #5112.4
 
NORWICH FREE ACADEMY
DISENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS POLICY
 
 
The Board of Trustees views regular attendance of school as the responsibility of each student and the student’s parent/guardian(s). Regular school attendance is an integral part of the learning process and vital to student success. Additionally, the Board of Trustees understands the importance of maintaining accurate student enrollment data for the current and long range planning of The Norwich Free Academy. Therefore, the administration shall implement the necessary procedures to ensure accurate student enrollment data through the timely removal of those students no longer attending and/or eligible for services at The Norwich Free Academy (NFA).
 
The procedure for the disenrollment of students shall include but is not limited to the following components.
 
•  Procedures shall be in place to monitor and document individual student school attendance and to investigate reasons for non-attendance.
 
•  A prompt referral shall be made to a Planning and Placement Team by the Student Study Team or by staff of all children whose attendance in school is considered unsatisfactory or at a marginal level of acceptance in accordance with the requirement of RCSA Section 10-76d-7.
 
•  Any enrolled student shall not be withdrawn from the school attendance rolls without reasonable attempts to obtain the parent/guardian(s) signature, or the signature of the student age eighteen or over, and the reason for the withdrawal on the established NFA withdrawal form.
 
•   After reasonable attempts to obtain the parent/guardian(s) signature, or the signature of the student age eighteen or over, and the reason for the withdrawal on the established NFA withdrawal form, the school administration shall send a letter by certified mail to the last known address of the student. The letter shall include a residence inquiry and an adequate timeline by which the parent/guardian(s) of the student, or student age eighteen or over, shall contact the school or face withdrawal from the school attendance rolls and denial of school accommodations.
 
•  Parent/guardian notification and request for the transfer of records to a school district outside of the NFA sending town area shall be cause to remove the student from the NFA attendance rolls. The school administration shall document this information on the established NFA withdrawal form.
 
•  The notification of enrollment and request for the transfer of school records from a school district outside of the NFA sending town area shall be cause to remove the student from the NFA attendance rolls. The school administration shall document this information on the established NFA withdrawal form.
 
•  In the event of a residency issue, the administration shall notify the Superintendent or designee of the sending school district of any dispute involving the residency of a student prior to the withdrawal from the NFA attendance rolls. The administration shall not withdraw from the NFA attendance rolls any student involved in a residency dispute without the approval of the Superintendent or designee of the sending school district.
 
•  Procedures shall be in place to ensure the accuracy of the October 1 student census report.
 
•  Procedures shall be in place to report student census information to the Superintendent or designee of the sending school districts on a regular basis.
 
 
 
 
 
Legal Reference:          Connecticut General Statutes
See Also:                      The Norwich Free Academy Policy For Student Enrollment 5111 The Norwich Free Academy Policy for Student Attendance
5113Policy Adopted:   May 15, 2001
Policy Revised:             April 22, 2008, February 8, 2018
 
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