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Old Yesterday, 08:19 PM
 
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Hi all, my family and I will be relocating to upstate New York from Colorado soon.
I know there is no statewide school choice in NY like there is in CO. My question is, can I enroll my child in any school within my neighborhood district or am I bound to a specific zip code and neighborhood?
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Old Today, 06:33 AM
 
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You are bound to a school district. So, if you move to Albany, you are bound to Albany City Schools, with potential for attending charter options in the city.

Troy is actually served by 2 public school districts, which cover some areas outside of city limits in terms of Troy City and Lansingburgh SD’s. Lansingburgh covers the Lansingburgh neighborhood in the northern portion of the city and Troy City covers the rest of the city.

The districts where choice comes into play is with those in the one school Menands SD north of Albany, which only covers K-8th grade. Students for high school have 5 choices between Shaker(North Colonie), Colonie, Watervliet, Green Island and Tech Valley Charter. Wynantskill is a similar district south of Troy. I believe their choices for high school are Troy High, Columbia(East Greenbush) and Averrill Park.
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Old Today, 09:00 AM
 
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^More information on this...

Menands: https://www.menands.org/
https://www.menands.org/about-us/
https://data.nysed.gov/profile.php?instid=800000055344
https://data.nysed.gov/enrollment.ph...d=800000055344
https://data.nysed.gov/essa.php?inst...al=4&feddata=1
https://censusreporter.org/profiles/...l-district-ny/
Menands Union Free School District - USA.com™

Wynantskill: https://www.wynantskillufsd.org/
https://www.wynantskillufsd.org/midd...school-choice/
https://data.nysed.gov/profile.php?instid=800000039573
https://data.nysed.gov/enrollment.ph...d=800000039573
https://data.nysed.gov/essa.php?inst...al=4&feddata=1
https://censusreporter.org/profiles/...l-district-ny/
Wynantskill Union Free School District - USA.com™

Another one school district, North Greenbush(K-2nd grade): North Greenbush Common School District***** ****************** Little Red School House ~ Since 1861 - Home

From the website: "Beginning September 2021, Little Red School House will house Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grades. Students are provided their 3-12 education through agreements between our Board of Education and the Boards of Education of other Districts. Annual tuition agreements are on a year by year basis. Currently, North Greenbush has tuition agreements with the following Districts; Averill Park School District Grades 3-12, Wynantskill Union Free School District Grades 3-8 and Troy City School District Grades 6-12. East Greenbush School District Grades 9-12. Parents choose a School District not a School within the district."

More info: https://data.nysed.gov/profile.php?instid=800000039579
https://data.nysed.gov/enrollment.ph...d=800000039579
https://censusreporter.org/profiles/...t-williams-ny/
North Greenbush Common School District - USA.com™

Ironically, all 3 districts essentially touch in between Albany and Troy.
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Old Today, 12:00 PM
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I thought you technically *could* attend a different district if you pay “tuition”.
It seems stupid though because you would essentially be paying double. You’re already getting whacked on your school taxes and then have to pay an exorbitant tuition, private school would probably make most sense.
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Old Today, 01:06 PM
 
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I thought you technically *could* attend a different district if you pay “tuition”.
It seems stupid though because you would essentially be paying double. You’re already getting whacked on your school taxes and then have to pay an exorbitant tuition, private school would probably make most sense.
Yes, you can do that too. what I think the OP is referring to is also called Open Enrollment, where you can go to any school within a state, as long as you have a way to get there. I believe Minnesota and Wisconsin both have this.
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Old Today, 05:38 PM
 
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Alright- THANK YOU for the responses. Yes- CO has open enrollment (to a degree, you’ve got to be relatively good student and there are waiting lists for charters). I wanted to make sure that my kid could attend a different school within the district if the first doesn’t work out for him.
I do appreciate all the information.
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Old Today, 08:10 PM
 
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Alright- THANK YOU for the responses. Yes- CO has open enrollment (to a degree, you’ve got to be relatively good student and there are waiting lists for charters). I wanted to make sure that my kid could attend a different school within the district if the first doesn’t work out for him.
I do appreciate all the information.
Now, if you are talking about within a district, that is different. Some may have some form of open enrollment or more flexibility than others. So, that may be something to look into, based upon the district or districts you are interested in.
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