(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 22-36-101, and except as otherwise provided for homeless children pursuant to section 22-1-102, any pupil who is enrolled as a resident student shall be entitled to complete the
semester or other term for credit if such pupil becomes a nonresident, or, if such
pupil becomes a nonresident while enrolled in the twelfth grade, such pupil shall
be entitled to finish that school year as a resident.
(2)(a) The provisions of this subsection (2) are only applicable to elementary school-age
(b) If a pupil is enrolled in an elementary school and becomes a nonresident subsequent
to the time of enrollment or becomes a nonresident during the time period between
school years, the school district shall allow the pupil to remain enrolled in or to
reenroll in said elementary school subject to the following requirements:
(I) The pupil was included in the most recent October pupil enrollment count taken
by the school district and has been continuously enrolled in the elementary school
since the date the count was taken;
(II) The parent or guardian of the pupil has made a written request to the principal
of the elementary school asking for the pupil to remain enrolled in or to reenroll
in the school; and
(III) The request has been approved by the principal of the elementary school following
a finding that space exists in the school to accommodate the pupil.
(c) If the pupil's request is made and approved pursuant to this subsection (2), the
school district shall permit the pupil to remain enrolled in or to reenroll in the
requested elementary school. The school district of residence and the school district of attendance shall enter
into a written agreement concerning the pupil as provided in section 22-32-115(4).
(d) If the pupil that has received permission to reenroll in an elementary school
pursuant to the provisions of this subsection (2) does not do so by the pupil enrollment
count in October, the school district is no longer required to permit such reenrollment.
(e) Nothing in this subsection (2) may be construed as creating an obligation on the
part of the school district of residence or the school district of attendance to provide
transportation at public expense for any such pupil to and from the school of attendance.
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