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Basic Requirements for Residents

Student Age: In order to receive funding from the State of Michigan, students must be five (5) years old by September 1 and less than twenty (20) years old on September 1 for the enrolling school year.

Guardianship: The enrollment process must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.

Homeless Students: In accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act (2001) and AAPS BOE Policy 5110.R.01, students who meet the federal definition of “homeless” have the right to enroll in school immediately, even if they do not have the required documents. Residency documentation for all categories will be processed at the school where the student is enrolling. The matters involving enrollment and residency are under the direct supervision of the Superintendent or the Director of Student Accounting.

Residency: Michigan law provides that, in order to complete and maintain enrollment, a parent or guardian must be a resident within the geographical boundaries of the Waldron Area Schools. Students living within the boundaries are guaranteed enrollment. 

Additional Eligible Enrollees 

Homeless Students: In accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act (2001) and AAPS BOE Policy 5110.R.01, students who meet the federal definition of “homeless” have the right to enroll in school immediately, even if they do not have the required documents. Residency documentation for all categories will be processed at the school where the student is enrolling. The matters involving enrollment and residency are under the direct supervision of the Superintendent or the Director of Student Accounting.

Schools of Choice: Options for Non-Residents

The Waldron Area Schools, through Section 105 and 105c allowance by the State of Michigan, will open up Schools of Choice enrollment twice a year. If open enrollment is not available, a district release can be obtained.