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Information for Nelson County School District Families who wish to apply for Enrollment in Bardstown

Families living in Nelson County, but outside the boundaries of the Bardstown City School District, may apply for their child(ren) to attend Bardstown City Schools.  According to a contractual agreement between the two districts, only a limited number of students who reside in the Nelson County School District may attend Bardstown City Schools.

This applies only to families who live in the Nelson County district.  It does not apply to other surrounding school districts.

Families who live in the Nelson County school district who wish to apply for enrollment in Bardstown City Schools for the 2018-19 school year must complete an online application. The online application will be available on the Bardstown City Schools website at http://www.bardstown.kyschools.us  beginning at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 2.

If you are unsure whether your residence is located within the Bardstown City School District, please call (502) 331-8800.             

More about the non-resident student agreement:

The agreement, in effect through the 2027-28 school year, establishes the number of students residing in the Nelson County School District who may attend Bardstown City Schools and be counted in the BCS average daily attendance for state funding purposes.

All new Nelson County resident students who desire to attend BCS in grades K – 12 must complete an online application, including siblings of Nelson County out-of-district students currently attending BCS.  (Siblings are defined as brothers/sisters, step-brothers/sisters, adopted brothers/sisters, foster children, and children residing as part of a non-traditional family unit (such as aunt/uncle/grandparent) in the same household as the NCS student already enrolled in BCS.)

Priority for Nelson County resident students continuing to attend BCS or to be newly admitted to BCS shall be in the following order:

1.    Nelson County resident students currently attending BCS.  (Online application not necessary.)

2.    Students currently attending BCS whose status changes due to a relocation of residence to the NCS district.  (Online application not necessary.)

3.    Siblings of currently enrolled nonresident students who apply for admission.  (Online application necessary.)

4.    NCS resident students currently enrolled in the four-year-old program at Bardstown Early Childhood Education Center wishing to attend kindergarten at BCS.  (Online application necessary.  Openings for NC out-of-district students filled according to order in which online application are received.)

5.    Any remaining openings for NC non-resident positions at BCS will be filled in the order in which online applications are received.  (Online application necessary.)

Applicants who do not gain admission to Bardstown City Schools must reapply in subsequent years.

A certain number of students not selected through the process above may pay tuition, which is equal to the state funding amount, to attend BCS.  Students who pay tuition are not considered resident students for future year priority.  However, they may apply through the online process the following year.  If not selected through the online process, they must continue to pay tuition.

If you have questions regarding the online application process, please call 502-331-8800.  If you do not have computer access, you may fill out an online application at the Central Office of Bardstown City Schools at 308 North Fifth Street or at any of our school offices beginning 9:00am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT NELSON COUNTY NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS ATTENDING BARDSTOWN CITY SCHOOLS:

1. If my child is currently attending BCS in grades K - 12, can he/she remain at BCS through graduation?

A:  Yes

 

2.  If my child is currently attending BCS in grades K – 12, do we need to complete the online application?

A:  No, only the Nelson County resident students who are not currently enrolled at BCS need to apply.

 

3.  If my child is currently enrolled as a Nelson County out-of-district student in the four-year-old program at Bardstown Early Childhood, do we need to apply to attend Kindergarten at BCS?

A:  Yes.  You need to complete the online application, which will be available beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00am. Openings will be filled in the order in which the online applications are received.

4.  If my child currently attends BCS as an in-district student and we relocate our residence to the Nelson County district, can my child continue to attend BCS?

A:  Yes. Nelson County out-of-district students currently enrolled at BCS may continue their education at BCS and do not need to complete the online application.  However, you are asked to notify your child’s school of your address change.

 

5.  If I have a child enrolled at BCS and wish to enroll his/her sibling at BCS, do I need to complete the online application?

A:  Yes, you must complete the application.  It is quick and easy and multiple siblings can be included.

6.  If my child does not gain admission through the application process, may he/she attend by paying tuition?

A:  Yes.  The non-resident agreement allows for a limited number of students to attend by paying the SEEK-equivalent tuition.  The SEEK amount is set by the state Department of Education.

 

7.  How do I apply for admission to Bardstown City Schools?

A:  Both the Bardstown and Nelson County School Districts will have a link on their websites for the online application beginning at 9:00am on Tuesday, January 2.  All applications will be online -- no paper applications will be available.

 

8.  What if I don’t have access to a computer?

Computer access and technical assistance will be available at the central offices of both districts or in the office of any Bardstown City School. 

Bardstown Central Office

308 North Fifth Street

502-331-8800

 

Bardstown Early Childhood

980 Templin Avenue

502-331-8804

 

Bardstown Primary School

1000 Templin Avenue

502-331-8810

 

Bardstown Elementary School

420 North Fifth Street

502-331-8801

 

Bardstown Middle School

410 North Fifth Street

502-331-8803

 

Bardstown High School

400 North Fifth Street

502-331-8802

 

9.  Can siblings be included on a single application?

A:  Yes.  The online application includes space for a family to include siblings on a single application.

The following is a sample application that you may review before the actual online application is “live” on our website on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 9:00am.    http://www.bardstown.kyschools.us

 

 

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