Hamden Public Schools District Policies

5111(a) - Admission/Placement


Hamden Schools shall be open to all District children five years of age and over who reach age five on or before the first day of January of any school year.

According to Connecticut General Statute 10-76d(b2), special education will be provided for children who have attained the age of three and who have been identified as being in need of special education, and whose educational potential will be irreparably diminished without special education. If a special education student is being considered for an exception, the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) will make a recommendation to the administrator in charge of special education.

Children who have attained the age of sixteen and who have voluntarily terminated enrollment in the district's schools and subsequently seeks readmission may be denied readmission for up to ninety school days from the date of such termination.


Children who apply for initial admission to the district's schools by transfer from nonpublic schools or from schools outside the district will be placed at the grade they would have reached elsewhere pending observation and evaluation by classroom teachers, guidance personnel, and the school principal. After such observations and evaluations have been completed, the Principal will determine the final grade placement of the children.

Children who have attained the age of nineteen or older may be placed in an alternative school program or other suitable educational program if they cannot acquire a sufficient number of credits for graduation by age twenty-one.

(cf. 5112 - Ages of Attendance)
(cf. 5141 - Student Health Services) (cf. 6171 - Special Education)
(cf. 6146 - Graduation Requirements)

Legal Reference:

Connecticut General Statutes 10-15 Towns to maintain schools

10-15c Discrimination in public schools prohibited. School attendance by five-year olds, as amended by P.A. 97-247

10-76a - 10-76g re special education

10-184 Duties of parents

10-186 Duties of local and regional boards of education re school attendance. Hearings. Amended by PA 96-26, An Act Concerning Graduation Requirements and Placement of Older Students

Appeals to state board. Establishment of hearing board

10-233a - 10-233f Inclusive; re: suspend, expel, removal of pupils 10-233c Suspension of pupils

10-233d Expulsion of pupils

State Board of Education Regulations

10-76a-1 General definitions (c) (d) (q) (t)


Policy adopted: June 27, 2005

HAMDEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS      Hamden, Connecticut