ADMISSION OF NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS
The Board of Education affirms that its primary responsibility is to provide the best possible educational opportunities for the children who are legal district residents and who are of legal age to attend school.
However, 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. the non-resident student meets the district's criteria for admission; and
3. the admission of such non-resident student is and continues during the enrollment period to be in the best
interests of the district.
The grade placement of new resident students shall be the responsibility of the Building Principal and shall be based on general achievement, consideration being given to the mental, physical, emotional and social maturity of the child. In general, students transferring into the school system will be placed in the same grade level as in the school from which they transferred, but children transferring, as well as continuing students, may be retained or advanced in grade at the Principal's discretion.
Records of students who transfer from this to another school system will be made available to the receiving school under procedures established by the Superintendent.
The children of families who have signed a contract to buy or build a residence in the school district may be enrolled during the semester in which they expect to become residents, without payment of tuition.
Regularly enrolled children of families who have moved out of the school district during the second semester of the school year may complete that school year. Such children enrolled in grade 11 may complete both grade 11 and grade 12 without payment of tuition.
Transportation will not be provided for non-resident students. Transportation may be provided, however, for non-resident tuition pupils who have babysitters within the district's boundaries if no additional expense or rerouting of buses is involved.
Ref: Education Law '3202
Adoption date: January 1,1993
Reviewed on: April 8, 2003