It is the policy of the board not to allow aliens to attend the public school system, or the Community College of American Samoa or private schools and colleges or seminaries if their parents are not living in American Samoa, except as set forth in this section, and provided the alien is otherwise admissible:

(a) An alien may be allowed to enter and remain in American Samoa to attend any school if the alien is participating in an official exchange agreement between the American Samoa Government and the student’s home country.

(b) On a case by case basis the board will review alien applicants to attend any school. Factors that will be considered, but not limited to, are the sponsoring family in American Samoa who will be responsible while the alienis here, school records, police and health records from the alien’s home country, availability of room in the school or college for the alien, and parental or legal guardian written consent.

(c) Any alien authorized to enter and remain in American Samoa pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section who does not attend the school regularly or engages in any employment without written approval of the board may be subject to immediate deportation.

(d) Alien students and the sponsors approved under this section shall file copies of report cards and attendance records with the office quarterly. Failure to provide such records could result in immediate deportation of the alien. A bond and airfare are required on all students.

History: Rule 3-86, eff 7 Dec 86.