The Rancho Santa Fe School Board of Directors declined to accept a policy that would let children who are not officially enrolled, participate in school programs under a strict set of circumstances. The proposal stems from from a student who wanted to stay active in the school’s robotics program even though he was no longer enrolled.
Board attorney, Richard Currier presented a policy at the August 20th meeting that would allow the Superintendent to grant entry to programs on a case by case basis. Currier told the Rancho Santa Fe Review that “[the proposal is] a narrow opening of the door, if you will.” He added,
“It opens the door, but it doesn’t open it very far. If you’re willing to grant (non-enrolled students to participate), I think this meets your needs.”
When it came time for a vote, Trustee Todd Buchner made a motion to approve the measure, citing his trust in the Superintendent’s Judgement. However his motion was not seconded and the proposal did not pass.
RSF School District Board President Todd Frank said the idea of a public institution is to educate the community, but he worried about how accepting a non-enrolled student could displace other students.
Board President Todd Frank worried that accepting non-enrolled students would displace other students in the community.