5700 - Non Resident Students


No student shall be discriminated against based on age, race, color, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability to the extent prohibited by law, including but not limited to, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1064, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, all federal regulations promulgated thereunder.


It is the policy of the Mt. Anthony Union School District (District) to admit to its schools only students who are residents of the District, and not to admit students who are non-residents of the District. The District’s duty is to educate students who reside in the District, and it is the District’s policy to ensure that District funds, personnel and other resources are used to benefit students residing in the District.

Notwithstanding this general policy, the Board, at its discretion and pursuant to procedures prepared and published by the Superintendent/designees, may accept enrollment of non-resident students from the following categories, subject to space availability and other conditions set out in the District’s enrollment procedures for the applicable category of students. Unless otherwise indicated, eligible applicants shall be accepted on a first come, first-served basis.

  1. Foreign exchange students. The District recognizes that participation in its programs by students from other countries greatly enriches the MAU District’s educational environment. The Superintendent/designee, in consultation with the Middle and High School principals, shall prepare admission criteria, procedures and forms for the application and selection process.

  2. Students Enrolled in a Program at the Technical Center. Students who are enrolled and participating in a program at the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center, but who are non-residents of the District, may apply to enroll in classes at Mt. Anthony Union High School. The application must be approved by the MAUHS principal/designee and Technical Center Director/designee. Where space in a class is limited, preference will be given for students within this category whose Tech Center schedules preclude them from taking the class at the high school in their district of residence, over those in this category who simply wish to take the class at MAUHS as a matter of convenience.

    Tuition and all associated costs of such class enrollments, including any special education or Section 504 support services or accommodations necessary to support the course enrollment, must be funded by the student’s district of residence, pursuant to a tuition agreement signed prior to commencement of the students attendance in the class(es). The Superintendent/designee, in consultation with the MAUHS principal/designee, shall prepare admission criteria, and application and selection procedures and forms for use in the application and selection process.

  3. Students Participating in Public High School Choice Program. Pursuant to State law, the District has entered into certain Public High School Choice Regional Agreements under which it accepts annually a limited number of non-resident high school students. Students who are eligible to apply in this public school choice program must adhere to the application and selection process under the terms of the applicable Regional Agreement. Applications shall be processed by the District as prescribed by the terms of the Regional Agreements and related implementing procedures. Funding for such students shall comply with terms of the Agreements and any applicable statute or State Rule.

  4. Special Self Contained Program. District special programs may accept applications for enrollment from non-residents where there is space available in such programs. The Superintendent/ designee, in consultation with the Special Education Director, shall prepare application and selection procedures and forms to be used in selection of non-resident applicants. Only students for whom tuition and expenses are paid by their district residence may apply.

Terms of Admission: Admission for a period not to exceed one year will follow upon a favorable consideration of these criteria.

Policy 5700 warning and adoption dates

Administrative Regulations Policy #5700


THIS AGREEMENT made this _____ day of __________________, 20__, by and between the Mount Anthony Union School Board (the "Board") of the Mount Anthony Union School District, Inc. (the "Receiving District") and the _____________________________ School District (hereinafter, the "Sending District").

WHEREAS, the Board of the Sending District having determined that the Student’s placement at the Receiving District meets the criteria of 16 V.S.A. '821(a), (b), (c) or (d), desires to enroll as a special needs student (INITIALS) in the __________________ ___________ School, operated by the Receiving District, for the 20__- 20___school year;

AND WHEREAS, the STUDENT has applied, and the Receiving District is willing to accept, the STUDENT as a non-resident tuition student;

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises herein contained:
  1. The Receiving District agrees to accept, and the Sending District agrees to place, the STUDENT as a tuition student at Mount Anthony Union High/Middle School pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and the receiving District’s attached Admission of Non-Resident Students Tuition policy (“the Policy”).

  2. The Sending District agrees to pay tuition in the amount of $____________ (the Sending District’s regular education tuition determined in accordance with VDE Rules 9100-9500), on or before July 15, 20__.

  3. It is also agreed by the Sending District that all costs of collection including reasonable attorney’s fees and interest of ___% annum shall be paid to the Receiving District by the Sending District for any payments required under this agreement that are not made or not on time.

  4. The STUDENT shall be subject to the same rules of conduct to which Receiving District students are subject, and the Receiving District reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion, in response to misconduct by the STUDENT. The Sending District, and not the Receiving District, shall bear the duty (if any) to provide continuing education to an expelled student.

  5. Check if this paragraph 5, applies to the STUDENT:□. If checked, the following terms apply:
  6. (a) It has been determined that the STUDENT has a disability as defined by federal and state law, and that (s)he requires specialized instruction, and/or related services and/or supplemental aids and services and/or modification of the education program that shall require expenditures in excess of the announced regular education tuition rate for this school year, and which would result in a substantial increase in cost to the Receiving District.

    (b) The undersigned Sending District acknowledges that the Receiving District is not the STUDENT's district of residence, and that the Receiving District does not by this Agreement undertake to assume the duties of the STUDENT'S district of residence with respect to the provision of an education and/or a free and appropriate public education.

    (c) The Sending District hereby agree(s) to provide a representative authorized to commit funds of the Sending District to attend all Evaluation and Planning Team, IEP Team and/or 504 Team meetings concerning the STUDENT. If the Sending District representative fails to attend such a meeting upon reasonable notice, the Sending District agrees to be bound by any decision reached by such a Team.

    (d) The undersigned Sending District agrees to pay for any excess costs (as defined in the District's Non-resident Tuition Student@ policy) for specialized instruction, related services and/or accommodations under the IDEA and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, for the STUDENT as follows:


    (e) Special education excess costs shall be billed by the Receiving District Board quarterly, and final billings for any fiscal year must be submitted to the Sending District, prior to June 15 of that fiscal year. Bills are payable upon receipt. Any such bills shall state the amount of the bill, if any, which is eligible for reimbursement under the State special education funding formula. Section 504 excess costs shall be paid by the Sending District directly to the provider of the service or equipment unless otherwise agreed by an entry on the lines immediately below.

    (alternative payment arrangement for 504 services:

    (f) It is further agreed that federal and state compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 with respect to the STUDENT'S education is the responsibility of the Sending District. The Sending District agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and pay the costs of defense of the Receiving District and the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union, and their employees, agents, board members and administrators against any claims made concerning the STUDENT pursuant to such laws.

  7. This Agreement is expressly subject to the receiving District's Admission of Non-resident Tuition Students Policy Placed by Sending District, the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference. Receipt of a copy of the Policy is acknowledged by the signature of the Sending District below.


By:     ______________________________________
            Authorized Agent of Receiving District School Board

Date:     __________________________

______________________ School District
    (Sending District)

By:     ___________________________________
            Authorized Agent of Sending District

Date:     __________________________