SCHOOL ADMISSIONS

All children, upon entering the St. Tammany Parish School System for the first time, shall be required to present a copy of their official birth record to the school principal. Only records from the local or state registrar of vital statistics will be accepted for children born in Louisiana, except as otherwise provided herein. Children born in Louisiana will be given a fifteen (15) day grace period to secure a copy of their birth record. Children born out of this state will be given thirty (30) days grace in which to product a copy of their birth record. In cases where birth certificates and/or birth verification forms cannot be obtained, the school principal may accept whatever positive proof of age, race and parentage is available. It shall be left to the discretion of the parish Superintendent of Schools subject to the authority of the School Board as to whether or not a child shall continue in school upon failure to comply herewith.

Children entering in the School System for the first time shall also be required to present evidence of being or having been immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis and measles. All immunizations shall be completed within five months from date of entering school.

Ref: LA-R.S. 17:222.