Policy Details

5118 Non Resident Attendance




The Board of Education may approve requests for school attendance in the district for children living outside the district. The following are accepted reasons for the admission of students who reside outside of district:

1.When the class enrollments in the district will permit the addition of out-of-district students and a tuition fee -- to be set annually by the Board of Education in June -- is paid by the out-of-district parents or guardian.

2.As part of a cooperative plan with neighboring school districts.

Tuition shall be charged for each request unless:

1.A family is moving into the district but does not have a legal residence at the time the school year commences. The tuition may be waived for a period not to exceed six weeks unless otherwise determined by the Superintendent.

2.For the completion of a school year when the parents have moved out of the district during the school year. A pro rata tuition rate will be charged unless the time remaining is six weeks or less, when the tuition requirement may be waived by the Superintendent.

3.An exception to the tuition requirement may be made by the Superintendent for students to complete their Senior year in High School after consulting with the High School Principal.

The Board of Education is not obligated under this policy to provide special education programs or services or create unique programs for students. If an enrolled non-resident student is eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA"), the District will not

act as the local education agency for such student. A supplemental tuition or fee may be charged in those instances where special or additional services are provided for a non-resident student. The tuition or fee shall be based upon the actual costs associated with providing the special or additional services.

Legal Reference: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-33 Tuition in towns in which no high school is maintained.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-55 Pupils to attend regional school.
Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-253 Children placed out by commissioner of social service or other agency (as mended by P.A. 83-88)

Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: 8/13/1985
Policy Reviewed: 10/1/1998
Policy Revised: 11/27/1990, 12/8/2010, 10/3/2012, 9/5/2018, 12/19/2019

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