Nonresident students living in Missouri will be permitted to attend the district's schools as long as
the admission will not require the district to exceed the district's target class sizes and student-to-teacher ratios set by the Board. Nonresident students will only be permitted to enroll upon
agreement to pay tuition, as calculated by the Lindbergh Schools or the Missouri State Board of
Education (State Board), unless the student is exempt from payment of tuition as allowed by law or
another arrangement has been made with Board approval. Tuition rates shall be determined annually
on the basis of the per-pupil cost for the preceding year for the operation, maintenance and debt
service of the schools, as prescribed by state law. A nonresident student shall be defined as a student
who does not meet the requirements to be a resident student of the Lindbergh Schools, as defined
in Board policies and law.
Nonresident students admitted pursuant to the following exceptions or as otherwise mandated by law
will not be required to file for a waiver of residency.
1. The following nonresident students will be admitted and are exempt from complete or partial
► Children placed by the department of mental health, the department of social services
or by court order in facilities or programs located within the district will be admitted
even if the child’s domicile is in another district. The district is entitled to local tax
effort from each student's domiciliary district. The district may, if such funds are
available and pursuant to law, receive payment from the Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education (DESE) for such students in lieu of the local tax effort
payments from the domiciliary district.
► Interdistrict transfer students in the desegregation program.
► Orphaned children, as defined by the courts, who have a permanent or temporary
home within the school district may attend school without paying tuition.
► Children with only one living parent who have a permanent or temporary home
within the school district may attend school without paying tuition.
► Children whose parents do not contribute anything to their support and are unable to
pay tuition, and who have a permanent or temporary home within the school district,
may attend school without paying tuition.
► Children whose parents or guardians pay school taxes on property in the school
district but do not live in the district may attend school in the district and pay tuition
on a tuition/tax credit basis. School taxes paid to the school district by the parents
or guardians of nonresident students shall be deducted from the tuition charge
applicable to the school term or fractional part thereof, concurrent with the calendar
year in which the taxes are paid. The deduction will be prorated among the number
of students per family attending the district's schools. A tax statement must be
submitted to the appropriate administrator before a student can be admitted.
► Children whose parents or guardians own real estate of which 80 acres or more are
used for agricultural purposes and upon which their residence is situated may attend
school, without paying tuition, in any district in which a part of such real estate,
contiguous to that upon which his or her residence is situated, lies, provided that 35
percent of the real estate is located in the district of choice. Such parents or
guardians are required to send notification by June 30 to all school districts involved
specifying which district their children will attend. If notification is not received,
such children shall attend the school in which the majority of the parent or guardian's
property lies. Attendance at any other district will require the payment of tuition.
2. Children residing in institutions located within the district that provide a place of residence
for three or more such children whose domicile is not in the state of Missouri may be
admitted pursuant to a contractual arrangement, provided that the school district, its
taxpayers, the state of Missouri or its political subdivisions bear no financial burden as a
result of the placement.
3. In the event the Board allows nonresident teachers employed by the district to send their
children to the district, such children will be considered resident students for the purpose of
determining average daily attendance. The Board shall not solicit or receive money from a
teacher employed by the district for the purposes of paying tuition or any other expenses of
the operation of schools. For certified, Board-approved employees, including teachers,
regular employee is defined as any nine- or 12-month employee who is regularly scheduled
to teach at least three periods a day for the term of a school year. Furthermore, the Board
authorizes nonresident regular employees of the district to send their children to the district
and such children are considered resident students for the purposes of determining average
daily attendance when the district of residence is not otherwise liable for them. For non-certified, Board-approved employees, “regular employee” is defined as any nine- or 12-month employee who is regularly scheduled to work more than 20 hours a week for the term
of a school year. Employees hired on an as-needed, temporary basis; independent
contractors; and/or consultants are excluded from this definition of regular employee. The
district will be responsible for reasonable and customary educational expenses. This policy
does not cover the expense associated with Special Education screening, assessment and/or
services (including 504) should an employee choose to keep a child in the district who
requires services beyond what is required of a regular education student. The employee will
be responsible for the additional costs.
4. Foreign exchange students living within the boundaries of the school district who have
obtained a J-1 visa and who are sponsored by an organization listed on the Council on
Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) Advisory List will be allowed to
enroll in the school district. Such enrollment will be conditioned upon the exchange program
and student having prior approval by district officials and in accordance with procedures set
forth by the superintendent or designee. The Board of Education reserves the right to limit
the number of foreign exchange students enrolled in a given year. Attendance by foreign
exchange students is a privilege, not a right.
5. The district may admit nonresident students pursuant to a contractual arrangement, the
Enrollment Option Act or as otherwise permitted by law. A nonresident student enrolled
pursuant to an enrollment option program shall be counted as a resident pupil for the
purposes of determining state aid.
6. Students who by definition were former residents of the district, who attended a Lindbergh
Schools school on a full-time basis for at least two consecutive years and are now considered
nonresident students may be permitted to attend the district schools upon payment of tuition
as established by the Board unless exempt from payment of tuition as allowed by law.
7. Students who live outside of the district and who wish to attend Lindbergh High School for
the specific purpose of enrolling in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Track will be
accepted on a tuition basis. Those students will be accepted on a tuition basis only if they
remain in good standing as a legitimate candidate for the International Baccalaureate
8. For students assigned to the district by the Commissioner of Education whose residence in
another district is so located that attendance in the district of residence constitutes an unusual
or unreasonable transportation hardship because of natural barriers, travel time or distance,
the Board of Education of the district in which the student lives shall pay the tuition of the
9. Students who live outside of the district but have a sibling(s) attending the district via
enrollment in the PEGS program will be accepted on a tuition basis. Those students will be
accepted on a tuition basis only as long as the sibling(s) maintains participation in the PEGS
10. In accordance with law, the district will admit nonresident students residing in a Missouri
school district that has been declared unaccredited by the State Board and that is located in
the same county as the Lindbergh Schools or an adjoining county, provided that the
admission will not require the district to exceed the district's target class sizes and student-to-teacher ratios set by the Board. The unaccredited district will pay tuition as calculated by the
Lindbergh Schools or the State Board. The Lindbergh Schools is not responsible for
The Board will annually set tuition for each grade-level grouping in accordance with law.
If an unaccredited district disputes the amount of tuition, the Board will submit the dispute
to the State Board for resolution.
The Board directs the superintendent or designee to create procedures for enrolling transfer
students and collecting the tuition.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Revised: 06/08/2004; 08/10/2004; 08/09/2005; 08/28/2007; 07/25/2013
Cross Refs: IGBCA, Programs for Homeless Students
IGBE, Students in Foster Care
IHB, Class Size
Legal Refs: §§ 162.1040 - .1059, 163.011, 167.121 - .151, 168.151, RSMo.
8 U.S.C. §§ 1101, 1372
Breitenfeld v. Sch. Dist. of Clayton, __ S.W.3d__ (Mo.banc 2013)
Lindbergh Schools, St. Louis, Missouri
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