JHD: Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance

  • Denial of admission means the withholding of the privilege of enrolling in a school of the District.

    The following shall be the grounds for denial of admission to school or diversion to an appropriate alternative program:

    • Graduation from the twelfth grade of any school or receipt of any document evidencing completion of the equivalent of a secondary curriculum;
    • Failure to meet the requirements of age by a student who has reached the age of six years at a time after the beginning of the school year as fixed by the School Committee as provided in Massachusetts General Laws;
    • Not being a resident of the District and the District has opted not to participate in the School Choice Law;
    • Failure to comply with the provisions of the Massachusetts School Entry Immunization Law.


    LEGAL REFS.:   MGL 71:37H; 76:12; 76:12A; 76:12B

                           603 CMR 26:00

Last Modified on November 2, 2020