Non-Resident Students | Policy 7113

The Board of Education of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District reserves the right to annually admit non-resident students on payment of previously determined tuition, following Superintendent approval of a written application. The Superintendent of Schools shall have the authority to enforce this policy. Non-resident students are pupils who reside outside of the boundaries of the school district. Non-resident families who wish to enroll children in the school district shall submit an annual request in writing to the Superintendent, who shall determine whether or not the student(s) will be admitted. Unless otherwise established, the residence of a student shall be that of his/her parent or guardian.

Except as otherwise provided herein, non-residents may be accepted on an annual basis upon payment of tuition only if:

1. No increase in school faculty or staff will be necessary to accommodate such students; and
2. It is determined by the District, in its sole discretion, that no class will contain more than the desired number of students.
3. The student’s prior disciplinary record is acceptable to the Superintendent, in his/her discretion. The District reserves the right to implement any pending disciplinary penalties from the student’s prior school district of attendance.

Any non-resident student who is accepted for attendance may have that permission later rescinded based on the conduct of the student both in terms of behavior, academics and/or attendance.

Children of future taxpaying residents who have a legally binding contract to buy or build a home in the school district, which home will become their residence within the course of a school year, will be allowed to enroll in Fonda for that school year, without paying tuition.
Resident students in Kindergarten through 10th grade whose parents or guardians move out of the district during the first semester may complete the first semester on a non-tuition basis. If they wish to complete the second semester, they may do so only after paying tuition.
Resident students in Kindergarten through 12th grade whose parents or guardians move from the district during the second semester, the student may complete the semester on a non-tuition basis. Such non-resident students shall not be permitted to attend Fonda-Fultonville Central School after the end of the school year during which their parents or guardians move from the school district, unless the non-resident tuition fees are paid.

Tuition students whose parents move during a school year will either be allowed to finish the school year or will be entitled to a pro-rated tuition reduction.

Children of faculty and staff who reside outside of the school district may be admitted on a non-tuition basis. In all cases, the superintendent of schools shall determine whether a nonresident student will be admitted.

Tuition payment amounts for non-resident students shall be set annually by the Board of Education according to the formula established by the Commissioner of Education. If
parents/legal guardians of a non-resident student own assessable real property within the boundaries of the school district, paid school taxes are to be deducted from the tuition bill. Families of all non-resident students must provide transportation for the non-resident students. Tuition payments are due at the beginning of each semester. However, the Superintendent may approve alternative payment plans.

In order to ensure the educational continuity of students whose parents or guardians enter or move from the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District after the beginning of a school year, such non-resident students will be permitted to attend Fonda-Fultonville Central School under the following circumstances: Non-resident students, required to pay tuition, will pay the amount established annually by the Board of Education.

Adopted: August 1993
Revised: July 1994
Revised: 12/22/2003
Revised: 08/22/2005
Revised: 03/28/2016