JHD: Exclusions and Exemptions from School Attendance

Denial of admission to school or diversion to an appropriate alternative program will be based on the following factors:

  • Graduation from the twelfth grade of any school or receipt of any document evidencing completion of the equivalent of a secondary curriculum, unless contrary decisions have been made by a student’s IEP
  • Failure to meet minimum and maximum age requirements as established by the Massachusetts Board of Education
  • Having been expelled during the same school year from this district or any district in the Commonwealth
  • 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


MSC first vote: 2/18/15
MSC second vote: 2/24/15