Series: Series5000     Sub Series: 5000     Policy Number: 5152
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The Board of Education has as its primary responsibility the provision of the best possible educational opportunities for the children who are legal district residents and who are of legal age to attend school.

Residency Defined

Generally, a student’ s legal school district residence is presumed to be that of his or her parents or legal guardian. Legal guardianship is defined by proper submittal of a notarized “affidavit of legal responsibility” submitted through the party’s attorney.

A student above the age of 17 living on his/her own, and not receiving financial support from his/her parent/guardian, shall be considered a resident student.

A child living in the district solely for the purpose of attending school within the district will not be considered a resident student.

In the event of parents moving to adjacent districts, students should move to their new school in a timely manner. In general, their stay should not exceed the quarter in which they are currently enrolled in the district’s schools.

Non-Resident Students

A non-resident student may be admitted to district schools upon payment to the district of the Board-adopted tuition charge, if and only if, in the judgment of the Superintendent of Schools:

1. there is sufficient space to accommodate the non-resident student;

2. they do not constitute a burden on class size or teacher load, as determined by the building principal

3. the non-resident student meets the district's criteria for admission; and

4. the admission of such non-resident student is and continues during the enrollment period to be in the best interests of the district.

5. the district has an appropriate educational placement within the district for the non-resident student

Any such request for admission of non-resident students must be made to the building principal in a timely manner. It should be clearly understood that the transportation of non-resident students to and from school is the sole responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian.

In order to help with child care situations, the district will also consider the tuition-free enrollment of an employee’s children who do not live in the district subject to the conditions stated above for the admission of non-resident students in general. However, transportation in support of child care arrangements may be provided at the discretion of the Superintendent to an employee’s non-resident children attending the district’s schools. Such transportation may be provided within the boundaries of the district only, to and from any of the district’s schools and a child care location within the district. However, such transportation may be provided only if the child care location is at an established transportation pick-up point on an established transportation route for the specific bus run in question.

Future Residents

The children of families who have signed a contract to buy, build or rent a residence in the school district may be enrolled during the semester in which they expect to become residents, without payment of tuition.

District Reference:

General Reference:

Education Law §3202
Appeal of Kehoe, 37 EDR 14 (1997)

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