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604.8 Foreign Students

Code No. 604.8


Foreign students must meet all district entrance requirements including age, place of residence and immunization. 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 I-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).

Cross Reference:     
501 Student Attendance
507.1 Student Health and Immunization Certificates

Approved: 2/8/17, Reviewed: 6/14/23, Revised: 
Grinnell-Newburg School District, Grinnell, IA