Policy 7133

Admission of Non-Resident Employees’ Children

The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District recognizes its primary obligation is to provide a free public education to all school age children who reside within the District. However, the Board understands and appreciates that employees who do not reside within the District may want their children to attend school in Broadalbin-Perth. Thus, the Board adopts the following policy governing the admission of children of non-resident employees.

Guidelines for Admission

Wherein the Superintendent of Schools determines that classroom space is available within the District, and the District is able to offer that placement without incurring any additional cost to the taxpayers of Broadalbin-Perth, it will be the policy of the Board of Education to admit such non-resident employees’ children to its schools according to the payment structure set forth by the Board of Education. Admission is specifically subject to the following:

  • 1. Nothing in this policy will authorize the admission or maintenance of a non-resident employee’s child whose admission/maintenance as student in the District requires any additional expenditure to the 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.
  • 2. Non-resident employees’ children 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. The District’s existing programs are defined as those programs which the District sponsors, are conducted “in house,” and for which no outside contracts exist. Available programs will not include BOCES or any other outside programs (i.e., P-Tech), even if District resident students are eligible for those programs.
  • 3. The Superintendent of Schools shall be authorized to admit a non-resident employee’s child upon his or 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 will 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 school district of residence (i.e., is not on academic probation or otherwise the subject of any in school/out of school suspensions in the past school year). The student’s academic and disciplinary record must accompany the student’s request for admission.
  • 4. As a condition of acceptance of a non-resident employee’s child, the parents of the 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 transportation of the student, if the parent is not available, in the event of early dismissal or unavailability of the parent. Failure to make appropriate arrangements for the transportation of a non-resident employee’s child, including on days requiring early dismissal due to emergency or otherwise, may result in the non-resident student’s dismissal.
    • The student will be subject to the same rules governing student attendance and student discipline as resident students and will be required to comply with the same rules. Any violations of school rules, including, but not limited to, excessive tardiness, truancy, or other infractions that would result in the in school or out of school suspension of a resident student from school, may constitute a basis for the non-resident student’s immediate dismissal.
  • 5. Annual Application – Non-resident employees 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.
  • 6. Extracurricular Activities – To the extent otherwise eligible, all non-resident employee’s children 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 will apply to non-resident students.
  • 7. Siblings – Nothing in this policy provides for the automatic admission of a non-resident employee’s child on the basis that a sibling is admitted.

Dismissal from Attendance

A non-resident employee’s child may be dismissed from attendance for violating school rules or 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 employee’s child dismissed for disciplinary reasons or nonattendance pursuant to this policy shall not be readmitted under this policy.

Policy Review

This policy may be revoked, rescinded, or amended by the Board of Education at any time.

Nothing in this policy will require the District to assume responsibilities for the education of a non­resident employee’s child 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.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee will be in accordance with the collective bargaining contract set forth at the time of non-resident tuition application.