F14 - Admission of Non-Resident Tuition Students

Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Policy



SECTION:           STUDENTS                                                                                            CODE F14




It is the policy of the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union to assure that non-resident students are admitted to the schools of the District, when space is available and in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations governing tuition payment and non discrimination.



  1. Tuition: By February 1st of each year, the boards shall establish non-resident tuition rates for the next school year. Separate tuition rates may be established for elementary and secondary students, and for students who are eligible to participate in special education programs. Tuition rates will be established in accord with Chapter 21 of Title 16 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated, and regulations of the State Board of Education.
  2. Criteria for Admission: No non-resident will be denied admission as a tuition student if the reason for denial is that the student is disabled as defined in section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) or that the student is in need of special education services. Nor will any child be denied admission on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, or marital status.

Subject to the non discrimination requirements above, a non-resident who applies for admission as a tuition student shall be admitted if space is available and, if the student has previously attended school, the student is in good standing at the school or schools most recently attended. Good standing shall be demonstrated when the applicant shows:

    • that he/she has not been legally dismissed or suspended for more than ten days during the preceding twelve months for disciplinary reasons, and
    • that he/she is making satisfactory progress toward the completion of an approved school or home study program, and
    • that his/her school attendance record presents a reasonable likelihood that any existing attendance requirements of this District will be met.

A non-resident who is unable to provide evidence of good standing may be admitted as a non-resident tuition student if it is the determination of the Superintendent, based on information presented by the non-resident, that there is a reasonable likelihood that the applicant will benefit from and succeed in the programs offered by the schools in this District.


A non-resident applicant for admission as a tuition student may appeal the Superintendent's denial of his or her application by submitting a written request to the appropriate school board within ten (10) days of the denial. The Board will provide an opportunity for the applicant and/or his or her parent or guardian to discuss the request not to uphold the decision of the Superintendent. The Board will render a decision within thirty (30) days of the request to appeal.


 Payment of Tuition
Tuition for non-resident students shall be payable at any time prior to enrollment. When a student enrolls after the beginning of a semester, tuition for the student will be prorated accordingly and will be payable immediately.



Date Adopted: 

June, 2007

Legal Reference(s):

16 V.S.A. §1093 (Non-resident students)


16 V.S.A. §§823 et seq. (Elementary tuition)


16 V.S.A. §3448 (School construction)


9 V.S.A. §§4500 et seq. (Public accommodations)

Cross Reference:

Interscholastic Sports (F12)


Admission of Resident Students (F13)


Tuition Payments (F16)


Special Education (G10)