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Old 11-08-2016, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Sounds fine to me.
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Well there is a lot more to the story then I have written but thanks for your responses. And renters don't pay Chapel Hill taxes-maybe you could argue that taxes are built into the rent-but renters don't pay taxes. I would hate it for the kids if suddenly they were pulled from school because this wasn't legit but as you all have said it's not my concern. It's the parents concern.
They do pay Chapel Hill Taxes. They pay for all of a Landlords expenses. Landlords don't rent houses so divorced parents can take advantage of a nice school district. They rent houses to make money. Before they make money they must pay the Bank Man and the Tax Man, or lose their house, no different than a homeowner.

ETA...My mom works in a school district, not here in NC but a desirable district, one where parents will lie about moving from the district, and she said that as long as one parent is really living in the district, they don't get involved. The district has even sent Taxi's for homeless students that previously lived in the district that were hopping from couch to motel, etc...

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Old 11-08-2016, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Unless the parent who lives in Chapel Hill has no parental rights (per court documentation) they are a legal guardian of the child and live in the CHCCS district...thus their children are eligible to attend school there.
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Old 11-08-2016, 06:13 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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It doesn't matter who pays the taxes, taxes are being paid on the house and only one family, presumably, is living there. There's not 25 kids living there causing some sort of burden on the schools. There aren't the landlord's kids and the renter's kids. There's one family's worth of kids. It doesn't matter. If you can't post the whole story, don't post at all about it, honestly.
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Old 11-08-2016, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Taxes are included into the rent, so yes, renters do pay taxes. Its not something one can argue, its a fact.


school systems determine your assignment based upon your home address. These kids seem to have a parent that actually lives within the boundaries of the CHCSS. That's all that matters. I've seen cases where the cheapest place possible was rented, but no one lived there. Claims of divorce and a renter where none existed.

it is not a fact that renters pay property taxes; they pay the market rent. Sometimes that rent is enough for the property to have positive cash flow, and sometimes it's not. Sometimes, a place is vacant for 30 days or more a year - the landlord doesn't suddenly charge new tenant that period's property taxes. They charge them market rent during their tenancy.

Do *most* rental places cash flow, and thus have the cost of the property taxes covered - along with all the other costs like repairs, management fees, the cost of money, etc? Of course. But is far too simplified and even beneath someone of serious intelligence to claim "renters pay property taxes and that's a fact".
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Old 11-08-2016, 07:31 PM
 
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100% agree with BC1960...we rented a house in CH for 1 year before we bought our house in Raleigh and yes, our rent included taxes...the higher Carrboro taxes, in fact. The good thing is that we used the public schools for 1 year before we decided to opt for private school in Raleigh.

So one of the parents in your question IS contributing to the CH-Carrboro taxes. CH schools are VERY strict about proving residency. When I enrolled my kids in 2014, it took me over 1 hour and had to visit a variety of different "offices" at the BOE on Merritt Mill to get them enrolled. And I had all of my "ducks in a row" and presented them (copy of lease, utilities, DMV transfers, kids passports, birth certificates, other state drivers licenses, etc). It was not easy peasy like it was in my old state.
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:29 PM
 
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It doesn't matter who pays the taxes, taxes are being paid on the house and only one family, presumably, is living there. There's not 25 kids living there causing some sort of burden on the schools. There aren't the landlord's kids and the renter's kids. There's one family's worth of kids. It doesn't matter. If you can't post the whole story, don't post at all about it, honestly.
Wow!
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Old 11-08-2016, 08:56 PM
 
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Yeah...seems like something the OP doesn't need to concern him/herself with. Why does it bother you that a family is trying to get their kids the best education they can?
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Old 11-10-2016, 06:40 AM
 
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school systems determine your assignment based upon your home address. These kids seem to have a parent that actually lives within the boundaries of the CHCSS. That's all that matters. I've seen cases where the cheapest place possible was rented, but no one lived there. Claims of divorce and a renter where none existed.

it is not a fact that renters pay property taxes; they pay the market rent. Sometimes that rent is enough for the property to have positive cash flow, and sometimes it's not. Sometimes, a place is vacant for 30 days or more a year - the landlord doesn't suddenly charge new tenant that period's property taxes. They charge them market rent during their tenancy.

Do *most* rental places cash flow, and thus have the cost of the property taxes covered - along with all the other costs like repairs, management fees, the cost of money, etc? Of course. But is far too simplified and even beneath someone of serious intelligence to claim "renters pay property taxes and that's a fact".

LOL, such tortured "logic". Tenant pays rent, landlord uses rent to pay taxes. Ergo, tenant is "paying" taxes. So simple even a real estate salesman can understand.

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Old 11-10-2016, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I have read through the information on the Chapel Hill school website but just can't seem to find the answer. Here's my question...


Divorced couple with 2 children living in Durham (I am unsure of the custody agreement but they live with one parent most of the time in Durham). The couple decides that they want their children to go to Chapel Hill schools, so one of the divorced parents rents a house in Chapel Hill.


The children now attend a Chapel Hill school but the children still spend the majority of the time living with the other parent in Durham. They get dropped off at school in the morning by this parent but ride the school bus home to the Chapel Hill parent's house and then get picked up later by Durham parent.


I would say that the children spend at least 5 nights a week sleeping in the Durham house (or more).


Is this a legit scenario for kids to be in the Chapel Hill school? Do you think that the school would ever catch wind of this?


I can not report or question this due to reasons I can't disclose but to me-it seems like a sneaky way to have kids go to Chapel Hill school. It is my understanding that the domicile (place the children actually live) is the school district that they should be attending not the one that they spend a couple nights at and can take a bus to.
What were you hoping to achieve with your inquiries? At the end of the day, the only person affected by this is going to be the child. Think she hasn't suffered enough as the result of her parents divorce? Is it really worth that much effort on your part because you think someone is gaming the system?
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