School board approves new Nonresident Student Enrollment Policy
On Dec. 11, the Maize Board of Education approved a new policy addressing enrollment for students who do not live within the district's boundaries, as required by Kansas law. A "nonresident student" is a student who attends or wants to attend a school located in a district where he or she does not live. Based on an annual capacity per grade, the policy will determine how many nonresident students the district can enroll at each school. The capacity will be determined based on current classroom student-teacher ratios, project enrollment shifts, and maximum capacity of the classroom and associated learning, activity, and common area spaces. The annual capacity will be determined on or before May 1 and the open seats for the next school year will be posted to the district website on or before June 1.
Note that the new policy does not change how resident students are enrolled, including which schools they attend, and does not change the policy for the children of employees to attend Maize USD 266.