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BP 5105





The San Benito County Office of Education (SBCOE) encourages the enrollment and appropriate placement of all school-aged children in school. The Superintendent or designee shall inform parents/guardians of children entering a SBCOE school at any grade level about admission requirements and shall assist them with enrollment procedures.


Before enrolling any child in a SBCOE school, the Superintendent or designee shall verify the child’s age, residency, immunization, and other applicable eligibility criteria specified in law, the accompanying administrative regulation, or other applicable Board policy or administrative regulation.


The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the enrollment of a homeless or foster child or a child of a military family is not delayed because of outstanding fees or fines owed to the child’s last school or for his/her inability to produce previous academic, medical, or other records normally required for enrollment.


In addition, no child shall be denied enrollment in a SBCOE school solely on the basis of his/her arrest, adjudication by a juvenile court, formal or informal supervision by a probation officer, detention in a juvenile facility, enrollment in a juvenile court school, or other contact with the juvenile justice system.  (Education Code 48645.5)


The Superintendent or designee shall not inquire into or request documentation of a student’s citizenship or immigration status, and shall not deny a student enrollment in a SBCOE school on the basis of the citizenship or immigration status of the student or his/her parents/guardians. Any information obtained about a student’s or parent/guardian’s citizenship or immigration status shall not be shared without parent/guardian consent or a lawful judicial order, in accordance with laws pertaining to the confidentiality of student records.


A student shall not be denied enrollment based on the parent/guardian’s refusal to provide the student’s or parent/guardian’s social security number. During the enrollment process, students and parents/guardians shall be informed that disclosure of their social security number is voluntary. (5 USC 552a Note)


When enrolling in any SBCOE school children whose parents/guardians reside within SBCOE boundaries shall be subject to the timelines established by the Board for open enrollment. Children whose parents/guardians do not reside within SBCOE or who are not otherwise eligible for enrollment in the SBCOE may apply for interdistrict attendance in accordance with the timelines specified in applicable Board policies and administrative regulations.


The SBCOE’s enrollment application shall include information about the health care options and enrollment assistance available to families within the SBCOE. The SBCOE shall not discriminate against any child for not having health care coverage and shall not use any information relating to a child’s health care coverage or his/her interest in learning about health care coverage in any manner that would harm the child or his/her family. (Education Code 49452.9)


Legal Reference:


46300  Computation of average daily attendance, inclusion of kindergarten and transitional kindergarten

46600  Agreements for admission of students desiring interSBCOE attendance

48000  Minimum age of admission (kindergarten)

48002  Evidence of minimum age required to enter kindergarten or first grade

48010  Minimum age of admission (first grade)

48011  Admission from kindergarten or other school; minimum age

48050-48053  Nonresidents

48200  Children between ages of 6 and 18 years (compulsory full-time education)

48350-48361  Open Enrollment Act

48850-48859 Educational placement of homeless and foster youth

48645.5  Enrollment of former juvenile court school students

49076  Access to records by persons without written consent or under judicial order

49408  Information of use in emergencies

49452.9  Health care coverage options and enrollment assistance

49700-49704  Education of children of military families


120325-120380  Education and child care facility immunization requirements

121475-121520  Tuberculosis tests for students


200  Promotion from kindergarten to first grade

201  Admission to high school


6000-6075  School attendance immunization requirements


552a Note  Refusal to disclose social security number


11431-11435  McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act


Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982)


Policy Adopted:4-12-18