All children of school age who reside full-time with a parent or
legal guardian in Amherst, in Pelham, or in one of the Regional towns
will be entitled to attend the public schools in Amherst, in Pelham, or
in the Regional District respectively, as will certain children who do
not reside in a town within the school district but who are admitted
under School Committee policies relating to non-resident students or by
specific action of the School Committee. (See Policy JFAA Enrollment: Non-resident Students and Policy JFABB Enrollment: Admission of Exchange Students.)
In the Amherst and Pelham School Districts, advance registration for
prospective kindergarten students will take place each spring. Every
student seeking admission to school for the first time must present a
birth certificate or equivalent proof of age acceptable to the principal
and proof of immunizations as required by the state and the School
Committee. (See Policy JLCB Immunization.) Proof of residency and of legal guardianship are required for enrollment.
Children transferring into the school district from other school
systems will be referred for grade placement to the school principal. If
the grade level classification of the child is doubtful, the principal
shall confer with the Superintendent before making permanent assignment.
Except in extraordinary circumstances, students will not be assigned to
a higher grade until they have spent a full year in their present grade
in this school district or other school systems.
Region Voted to Approve: 11/07/06
Amherst Voted to Approve: 11/14/06
Pelham Voted to Approve: 12/14/06
Effective Date: 12/14/06