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Student Services

Enrollment and Attendance

    Louisiana has a compulsory school attendance law which makes parents legally responsible for the regular school attendance of their children. Kindergarten children are included under this law. In addition, policies of the state and the Iberia Parish School Board regulate attendance.  All students in grades K-8 shall be in attendance at least one hundred sixty-seven (167) days of the school year in order to be

considered for promotion. Students in grades 9th-12th must be in attendance eighty-three and one half (83.5)days per semester. A school year is one hundred eighty-two (182) days for all students. State and local attendance policies regulate the reasons for which a student may be absent from school.All students have a fundamental right to a free and appropriate public education. They also have the responsibility to promote self-respect and self-discipline. They are held accountable for their conduct and are governed by policies and procedures set by both the state and the Iberia Parish School Board.

School Board policy requires parents to verify their home address in order to register their children in the appropriate attendance zone. They must provide a recent utility bill or a receipt of a "connect notice" having their name and address on it. If the natural parents are separated or divorced, they may be asked to furnish a copy of a judicial order of custody. Cases involving custody (Act 304 of 1992) will result in the child's attending school within the zone of domicile of the parent awarded custody.

Extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on an individual basis by the Parish Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance in consultation with the school principal and following School Board Policy.

Enrollment in Iberia Parish schools is temporary (up to 30 days), pending receipt of all required records: birth certificate, health record, academic records, Social Security card, etc. The parent is responsible for providing the following required records to the school in a timely fashion:

  • An official copy of the child's birth certificate.
  • The student's immunization records. A Louisiana Universal Certificate of Immunization from LINKS is preferable. However, a valid personal record from the student's doctor is acceptable. Immunization Record MUST include the following:
    • * DTap - 5doses
    • * Polio - 4 doses
    • * MMR - 2 doses
    • * Varicella - 2 doses
    • * Hepatitis B - 3 doses
    • * 6th Graders or age 11 (any grade) are required to have a Meningococcal vaccine and an additional Tetanus and Varicella if the student has not had two doses
  • Academic records, report card and transfer records from the previous school.

Student Services Staff Directory

Joel McFarland
Supervisor

James Russell, III
Supervisor

Kelly Comeaux
Student Health Nurse

Cheryl Denison
Student Health Nurse

Jennifer Morris
Student Health Nurse

Rachael Poirier
Student Health Nurse

Tara Prados
Student Health Nurse

Laurie Segura
Student Health Nurse

Amy Theriot
Secretary/Student Services

Taylor Walker
Student Health Nurse

 Iberia Parish School Board
1500 Jane Street
New Iberia, LA  70560
(337)365-2341
(337)365-6996 Fax

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