Appellant sought reversal of a denial of two open enrollment requests filed in January on behalf of her daughter, Jennifer. Appellant timely filed an appeal with the State Board of Education. However, the administrative law judge found that the State Board of Education had no jurisdiction over the appeal.
On the application, there is a space for a parent to indicate "good cause" exits for filing after January 1.Appellant struck the word "family" from the line "family moved to a new district of residence" and inserted "student." The local board voted on February 9, 2004, to deny the request for 2004-05 due to "lack of good cause."
Appellant had made the Humboldt local board aware that she was claiming harassment, and Appellant did not appeal the denial of open enrollment from that board. The Twin Rivers Board did not know of the alleged harassment.
Accordingly, Appellant lacked statutory jurisdiction to appeal the open enrollment denial made on February 9, 2004, by the Board of Directors of the Twin Rivers Community School District.
Appellant's appeal was dismissed.