File JFAB: Admission of Non-resident Students


Individual non-resident students may be accepted under any of the following conditions if approved by the Superintendent:

A. Under an agreement with another local school administrative unit for students in grades Pre-K-12 upon payment of the tuition fee allowed by State Law;

B. Following receipt of a written parental request and formal approval by the Superintendent on a space/program-available basis, upon payment of the tuition fee allowed by State Law. Re-application shall be made annually. Behavior, cooperation and suitability of programming shall be considered;

C. Upon recommendation of the principal, the Superintendent may authorize enrollment of a foreign exchange student assigned to a household in the community served by the school unit and under the auspices of a recognized foreign exchange program. Such enrollment shall be without assessment of tuition;

D. Upon special permission granted by the Superintendent, to provide continuity of program for a student whose family provides evidence of intent to move to the community shortly after a school year begins, or moves from the community near the end of a school year; and

E. In accordance with Maine Law related to the assignment of students for school purposes, such as: State wards; students for whom the Superintendent determines it is in the student’s best interest to attend; students placed by State agencies; homeless children of school age; students living at light, fog warning or life stations; temporary residents; a transfer student when the two Superintendents approve in the student’s best interest.

Retroactive tuition will be assessed for students found to be non-residents and ineligible for enrollment under law or Board policy.

All requirements regarding age, health examinations, immunizations, etc., which apply to resident students shall also apply to non-resident students accepted for enrollment in this school system.

Legal Reference - 20-A MRSA § 5203 et seq.
8 USC § 1101

CROSS REFERENCE - Policy JFABB: Admission Non-immigrant Foreign Students

FIRST READING: May 26, 2022
SECOND READING: June 9, 2022
ADOPTION: June 9, 2022

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