Policy 5200 – School Admissions

Any student seeking entrance into a District school must physically reside within the established boundaries of the District, except as otherwise specifically provided. The building principal or designee(s) shall verify the age and residence of students enrolled in the District schools. Any dispute regarding residence may be appealed to the Executive Director of School Leadership.

Building principals shall have authority to determine the grade level at which a student shall be placed. Students transferring into the District shall provide academic transcript information from their previous school, or the address from which this data may be secured. If adequate academic transcript information is not available, the student may be required to take appropriate tests to assist in making a placement.

The District shall not discriminate in admissions to any school, class, program or activity or facilities usage on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap. Discrimination complaints shall be processed in accordance with established procedures.

Nothing in this policy shall prevent the District from denying the admission of a student during the term of an expulsion from another school district.


  • Wisconsin Statutes Sections:
    • 115.28(2) Wisconsin Statutes General Duties
    • 115.80 Identifying and providing special education to children with EEN
    • 118.13 Pupil discrimination prohibited
    • 118.14 Age of pupils
    • 120.13(1)(f)School Board powers (school government rules, suspension, expulsion)
    • 252.04 Immunization program
  • PI 9, Wisconsin Administrative Code


  • 5210 Entrance Age
  • 5220 Nonresident Students (Excluding Open Enrollment)
  • 5250 Admission of Emancipated Minors
  • 5280 Homeless Students
  • 5320 School Attendance Areas
  • 5330 Assignment of Students to Schools
  • 5532 Student Immunizations


AFFIRMED: May 27, 1997