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Old 01-18-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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Apologies if this is repetitive, but I'm new here and don't even know the lingo on this topic yet. Can anyone recommend a resource for information on paying to send your child to public school when you live out of the district? (Westchester specific would be great!)

Thanks!

Claudia
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:50 PM
 
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Apologies if this is repetitive, but I'm new here and don't even know the lingo on this topic yet. Can anyone recommend a resource for information on paying to send your child to public school when you live out of the district? (Westchester specific would be great!)

Many public school districts permit non-residents to pay tuition to send their child/children to a school in a district that is not the district where they reside and pay taxes.

Bear in mind, if you do chose to pay non-resident tuition, you'll still have to pay property taxes to the district where you reside.

First step would be to call the superintendent of the non-resident district where you would like to send your child.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:29 PM
 
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It varies by school district in Westchester, since the county does not administer schools. Some are more stringent than others as to what they require and whether or not they will accept students who tuition-in, so it's a good idea to check with the district office for the school system in which you wish to register to see if it's a possibility and the associated fees (which are going to be very close to private school tuition for top districts).
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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Thanks for the guidance - is "tuition-in" the term for what I'm trying to describe? Anyone know about New Rochelle schools specifically?
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Thanks for the guidance - is "tuition-in" the term for what I'm trying to describe?

The term you want is "non-resident tuition".
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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I spoke with a teacher friend to see what department would be best to call, and she suggested trying the Office of Pupil Services (914-576-4274) since they handled all exceptions to registration in the city when she was in that district, including those who did not have the required methods of proof for city residency. She could not think of an out-of-city student (not including adult ed, which has different rules), but that doesn't mean that they did not have them, although some districts in Westchester have strict rules about this, even if you pay tuition.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:31 AM
 
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FYI- I called one school district in Westchester about this and the out-of-town tuition was 11,000 a year. The information was readily available by calling the administration office.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Westchester, NY
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There are several districts that allow you to pay tuition to attend. I have heard Edgemont is one of them. They will only accept children if they have a class that is not up to capacity for that grade. They will not make a new class or break the classes to accept out of district children. Many more districts do not accept tuition children like Scarsdale.
The exceptions are where there are children with special needs . Your own school district can sometime provide entry (and payment) to send your child to a district that has a program to meet their needs if your district does not have such a program.( Even in districts such as Scarsdale children with special needs can be enrolled by their own school district.)
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