Non-Resident Student Tuition
General Statement of Policy
The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District recognizes its primary obligation to provide a free public education to all school age children who reside within the District. When the Superintendent of Schools determines that classroom space is available within the District and the District is able to offer such placement without incurring any additional cost to the taxpayers of Broadalbin-Perth, it shall be the policy of the Board of Education to admit nonresident students to its schools upon the payment of tuition, as set by the Board of Education in accordance with the laws and regulations of the State of New York.
This policy shall have no application to determinations by the committee on special education or a designated screening committee’s review and consideration of a student referred to the district from another public school district’s committee on special education for consideration of placement into one of the District’s special education programs under Education Law §440 I (2) (b); Part 200 of Commissioner’s Regulations or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Nothing in this policy shall authorize the admission or maintenance of a nonresident student whose admission / maintenance as a student in the district requires any additional expenditure to the Broadalbin-Perth Central School Board of Education, the hiring of additional staff or a waiver of an existing classroom teacher student ratio, as established by law, board policy, contract, or regulation.
Non-resident students shall be admitted to the extent space is available in existing classrooms and upon a determination that the needs of the students can be met within the District’s existing programs and by the District’s existing staff. The District’s existing programs are defined as those programs which the District sponsors, are conducted “in house” and for which no outside contract exist. Available programs shall not include BOCES or any other outside programs (i.e., P-Tech) even if Broadalbin-Perth resident students are eligible for such programs. Applications for admission must be made annually.
Terms and Conditions Governing the Admission of Non-Resident Students
The Superintendent of Schools shall be authorized to admit a non-resident student upon his/her determination that:
- The student’s educational needs can be met by existing staff. The District can provide all services needed within the District’s existing programs, as that term is defined, above;
- Such admission shall not require the expenditure of additional local funds or the hiring of additional staff;
- The student’s admission shall not cause a classroom to exceed student capacity as defined by law, regulation or board policy; and
- The student is determined to be a student in good standing in his/her district of residence (i.e. is not on academic probation or otherwise the subject of any out of school suspensions in the past school year). The student’s academic and disciplinary record must accompany the student’s request for admission.
As a condition of acceptance of a non-resident student, the Parents of such student and the student, as applicable, agree to the following:
- The Parents shall be responsible for arranging the transportation of the student to and from the District and shall provide the District with the name of another adult who shall be responsible for the transportation of the student, if the parent is not available, in the event of early dismissal. Failure to make appropriate arrangements for the transportation of a non-resident student, including on days requiring early dismissal due to emergency or otherwise, may result in the student’s dismissal.
- The student shall be subject to the same rules governing student attendance and student discipline as resident students and shall be required to comply with the same rules. Any violations of school rules that would result in the suspension of a resident student from school, shall constitute a basis for the student’s immediate dismissal. In addition, excessive tardiness, truancy or absenteeism may also result in the student’s dismissal.
- Extra-Curricular Activities – To the extent otherwise eligible, all non-resident students admitted pursuant to this policy shall be allowed to participate in all activities/sporting opportunities to the same extent as resident students of the District, and the same transportation rules applicable to resident students shall apply to non-resident students.
Non-resident students must apply annually for admission or the continuation of enrollment for their child. Such application must be received by August 1 and will be determined by the Superintendent in accordance with the terms of this policy. Previous admission does not guarantee continued enrollment.
Dismissal from Attendance
A non-resident student may be dismissed from attendance in for violating school rules or for any conduct which the District determines is not appropriate for a student of the District.
- Prior to such dismissal, the District shall provide the Parent with written notice of the basis for its determination and shall notify the Parent of the right to request- an informal conference with the Superintendent of Schools, which shall provide an opportunity for the Parent and student to respond to the District’s concerns and present any rebuttal.
- The decision of the Superintendent shall be final except a parent may appeal such decision to the Board of Education within 30 days of such determination upon written notice with a statement of the reasons for such appeal.
- A non-resident student dismissed for disciplinary reasons or nonattendance pursuant to this policy shall not be readmitted under this policy.
Nothing in this policy provides for the automatic admission of a non-resident student on the basis that a sibling is admitted.
This policy may be revoked, rescinded or amended by the Board of Education at any time. Nothing in this policy shall require the District to assume responsibilities for the education of a non-resident student beyond those specifically outlined above. All services not specifically referred to herein shall remain the obligation of the student’s district of residence, including, but not limited to, kindergarten screening, any referrals, evaluations and program reviews by the committee on special education, the provision of any special services to which the student may otherwise be entitled which are not available within the District in a manner consistent with the terms and conditions of the policy set forth herein.