Enrollment

Enrollment of Students

I. General Eligibility
This school district shall admit into its free public schools all eligible residents and legally transferred minor children who are over five and not over 20 years of age on September 1 of the school year.

II. Transferring Students
1. No student is to be enrolled in this school district until any and all questions regarding residence or

immunizations have been resolved.
2. In the event that any student, even though legally transferred and/or entitled to attend, who is under suspension or

expulsion from another school district should seek enrollment, the Lafayette County School District Board shall require a written report from the suspending or expelling school district and review the case under which the student was suspended or before a hearing officer appointed by the Lafayette County School Board; and if they should find that the reason for the student’s suspension or expulsion was for sufficient and good cause, then the Lafayette County School Board may refuse to enroll the student.

TO REGISTER A CHILD, THESE DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED:

  • ●  Birth Certificate

  • ●  Mississippi Immunization Form #121

  • ●  Social Security Card

  • ●  Verification of student’s grade level - report card/withdrawal information from previous school

  • ●  Two (2) types of verification (listed below) that the student’s parent or legal guardian lives in the Lafayette

    County School District:

    1. Filed Homestead Exemption ( must be for current year)

    2. Mortgage documents or property deed (mortgage documents must indicate current year; if property deed is

      used, physical address must appear on the deed)

    3. Apartment or home lease (must be current)

    4. Utility bills (must be within the last two months prior to registration)

    5. Automobile registration (for current vehicle tag – no title)

    6. Any other residency documentation that will objectively and unequivocally establish that the parent or legal

      guardian resides within the school district as determined by the registration coordinator, superintendent or

      designee.

    *If an affidavit is used to establish residency, two of the six items above must be in the homeowner’s name. The parent or legal guardian must provide one proof of residency that ties him/her to the residence. If the student has a legal guardian, a copy of the court order appointing the guardian must be provided to the district. If a petition of guardianship has been filed and the decree is pending, the student or guardian must provide a certified copy of the filed petition for guardianship.

    3. When the registration paperwork and proofs of residency have been provided by the parent/guardian, students will be enrolled and placed in a grade or class on the basis of an official transcript of credits from the last school attended. When a parent or guardian requests enrollment in the school, the counselor (or designee) will assign a homeroom for the child when all documentation is submitted. Records from the student’s previous school will be requested, as well as a release in MSIS if the student is coming from a Mississippi school.

Student Transfers/ Transfer of Records

Lafayette County Schools will forward the educational records of a student to another public school in which the student seeks or intends to enroll upon written request from said school. Lafayette County Schools will provide, upon request, a copy of said student's educational records to the parents for their review. Also, upon request from the parent, the parent may request a hearing to challenge the content of the records in question. This applies until the student reaches the age of 18. At this time, the student assumes the responsibility of his/her records.