501.7R2 – Foreign Exchange Students

Qualified foreign exchange students may be enrolled and attend school without charge if they are recommended by an approved organization and reside within the boundaries of this district. Approved organizations are those listed in a yearly publication of The Council of Standards for International Educational Travel, from Alexandria, VA.

Foreign students must meet all district entrance requirements including age, place of residence, and immunization. Foreign students must be approved by the Board. The Board reserves the right to limit the number of foreign students accepted. Students who are citizens of a foreign country will be considered residents if they meet one of the following requirements:

  • The student resides with his/her parents(s) or legal guardian;
  • The student is in the United States with appropriate documentation (Form 1-20) from the United States Department of Justice-Immigration and Naturalization Services; or
  • The student is a participant in a recognized foreign exchange program; and
  • The student is physically able to attend school and has provided the school district with such proof, including a current TB test.

NOTE: The only legal requirement for foreign students is stated In the second bullet. However, the other requirements are strongly recommended.

Legal Reference: Iowa Code § 279.8 (2013).

Date of Adoption: July 1, 1985

Reviewed & Revised: September 3, 1991; September 6, 1994; March 27, 2000