Policy 7132


Non-resident families who wish to enroll students in the District must submit a request in writing to the Superintendent who shall determine whether or not the student(s) will be admitted. The Superintendent will also determine which building the student will attend.  

Non-resident student enrollment requests will only be considered where:

a) There is sufficient space to accommodate the non-resident student;
b) No increase in the size of faculty or staff will be necessary; and
c) Admittance will not result in the establishment of a new class or section.

In making determinations regarding the admittance of non-resident students, the District will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other legally protected category.

In the event a non-resident student is permitted to attend the District's schools, his or her attendance will be subject to the following conditions:

a) Non-resident families must provide their own transportation.  
b) All rules and regulations in effect for District students will be applicable to non-District students; and
c) Tuition will be charged to families of non-resident students in accordance with formulas approved by the State Education Department.

Future Students

Students whose families have signed a contract to buy or build a residence in the District may be enrolled for the semester in which they expect to become residents. Non-resident tuition will be charged, payable in advance, with an adjustment to be made when the family becomes a resident in the District.

Former Residents

Students who are not District residents will be permitted to attend the District's schools without payment of tuition in the following limited circumstances:

a) Any student, other than a high school senior, moving out of Spencerport Central School District, following the beginning of the second semester, may request from his/her current principal to complete the current school year in his or her present school, tuition free.  Transportation will be the responsibility of the parent.
b) Any high school senior moving out of the Spencerport Central School District, following official designation of the student as a senior, may choose, with his current principal’s recommendation, to complete the senior year in his or her present high school, tuition free.  The transportation will be the responsibility of the parent.

Foreign Exchange Students

Foreign students participating in a recognized Student Exchange Program may attend District schools without payment of tuition. 

Reservation of Claims

Should a material misstatement of fact be made and relied upon by any administrator or the Board in admitting a non-resident student without tuition, the Board will be entitled to recover the cost of instruction for the time the student was not authorized to attend a school in the District from the person who made the misstatement or from the student's parent or person in parental relation.

Tuition Fees

Where applicable, tuition fees are computed according to a formula established by the Commissioner of Education.

Tuition of individual non-resident students will be computed in advance at the time of enrollment. Methods of payment (e.g., monthly) may be arranged in the District Office and approved by the Superintendent. Non-resident student status is contingent upon timely payment of tuition fees as established by the Board.

Legal Residence

Parents who maintain more than one residence, but whose legal residence for the purposes of voting or filing income tax is within the District, are eligible to send their children to District schools. However, school tax payments of non-residents who own assessable property in the District will be deducted from any tuition charges levied against the non-resident. 

Policy References:

Education Law §§ 1709(13) and 3202
8 NYCRR § 174.2

NOTE:  Refer also to
Policy 7130 - Entitlement to Attend -- Age and Residency
Policy 7131 - Education of Students in Temporary Housing

Adopted: 6/22/99
Revised: 9/6/22 

Policy 7132