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Old 09-01-2008, 06:43 AM
 
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How much does it cost (estimate) to send children to public schools in a different city/jurisdiction (estmate)? Do all cities allow this? What are the disadvantages to it?
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:23 PM
 
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Most districts around here do not accept out of district tuition based students, except for Dallas. You can pay to attend a Dallas public school. Not the suburban ones though.
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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It really depends on where you live. Here you can pick different schools if you want, the only cost involved is transportation to and from the school you chose to send your child to.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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It really depends on where you live. Here you can pick different schools if you want, the only cost involved is transportation to and from the school you chose to send your child to.
Its like that in NYC too, but I have come to learn that this actually the exception and not the norm. Most places make you go within your district.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I teach in a different county system from where I live. I could take my son to school with me if I paid the per pupil student cost, which is somewhere around $14,000. I prefer to have him in his neighborhood school anyhow, with the main positive being he knows the kids in the neighborhood through school. When he was in pre-K and K, he went with my wife to her private school in the county where I work. The disadvantage was that we were always driving a ways to go to birthday parties and get togethers and nobody wanted to come "way out" to where we live.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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Our school system charges $600 for county residents living beyond the city limits, $2600 for residents out of the county, and $5600 for out of state residents.
If you are within city limits and want to change districts there is no cost other than providing transportation, but I understand the application process can be a pain, with no guarantee of acceptance.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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I teach in a different county system from where I live. I could take my son to school with me if I paid the per pupil student cost, which is somewhere around $14,000. I prefer to have him in his neighborhood school anyhow, with the main positive being he knows the kids in the neighborhood through school. When he was in pre-K and K, he went with my wife to her private school in the county where I work. The disadvantage was that we were always driving a ways to go to birthday parties and get togethers and nobody wanted to come "way out" to where we live.
Wow, I can't believe the district charges you when you work in the district. I am allowed to bring my children with me. I just have to receive a release from the home district. But, our districts spend half of that $14,000 per pupil. So I guess that makes a difference.
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:00 AM
 
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Nothing in MN--we have statewide open enrollment meaning any child can go to any school in the state provided that school has room. You are responsible for your own transportation however. Your tax dollars for the most part follow the student to whatever school they attend.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Wow, I can't believe the district charges you when you work in the district. I am allowed to bring my children with me. I just have to receive a release from the home district. But, our districts spend half of that $14,000 per pupil. So I guess that makes a difference.
Well, I guess my district actually $13,407 per pupil, so I was a little off.
It would be nice for some if we could take our children with us. My wife and I teach for the same county, at elementary schools less than a mile apart, but would have to pay tuition to bring our son with us. With the third person we could take HOV commuter lanes and drive one car. But still, a benefit of having him in his neighborhood school is that he has friends from school in the neighborhood.

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Old 01-13-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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can somebody help me? i would like to know what is the cost to send your child to an out of district school in the same county?
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