School Committee


Earle Morse, Chair 2014
Danielle London 2015
Kimberley Kearing
2014
Jane Luce 2016
Jennifer McCormack 2016
George Joseph Superintendent
Wendy Russell

Secretary

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SCHOOL RESIDENCY, ATTENDANCE AND TUITION POLICY

This policy has been adopted pursuant to 20-A MRS §5201(4) to clarify the circumstances under which this school administrative unit will pay tuition in accordance with 20-A MRS §§5203(4) and 5204(4).

A student will be eligible for tuition under the Maine law only if, for the school year involved, the student's parent or guardian with legal custody is a "resident" of the Town of Carrabassett Valley (hereinafter "the Town") meaning that the student's parent or guardian(s) with legal custody actually lives in the Town during the school year, and the student actually lives with that parent(s) or guardian(s) in the Town throughout that school year (except for any time the student is boarding at an approved private school).

To be eligible for tuition payments, an Affidavit of Residency will be required for each student. The Carrabassett Valley School Committee (hereinafter the "Committee") reserves the right to independently verify the residency of any student. The parent(s) or guardian(s) with legal custody has the burden of proving residency. If the parent(s) or guardian(s) fails to produce evidence of residency requested by the Committee, the Committee may decline to pay tuition on behalf of the student(s).

RESIDENCY DEFINED

"Residency" is defined as actual residence in a home in the Town where a person ordinarily and primarily sleeps, has meals, and conducts leisure activities throughout the school year. Ownership or rental of property alone does not establish residency. Evidence of residency, may include address on driver's license, registration of vehicles, voter registration, where a homestead exemption is claimed, mailing address, legal residence as stated on State and Federal tax returns, and days per week and weeks per year that parent(s) or guardian(s) is domiciled in the Town, but these individual factors will not control if the weight of evidence does not establish residency as defined above.

TUITION AND DELIVERY OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Grades K-8

Students in grades K-8 may attend a state approved school of their choosing, if the student meets the admission requirements of the receiving school. At the time of this writing, transportation is provided to Kingfield Elementary School and to Stratton Elementary School. Transportation offerings are subject to demand and budget constraints.

Students who are in 7th or 8th grade may choose to attend Carrabassett Valley Academy (hereinafter "the Academy") if they meet the Academy's admission requirements.

The Committee will pay tuition as specified in any contractual agreement between the Carrabassett Valley School Committee and the receiving school. In the event that there is no agreement between the Committee and the receiving school, the Committee shall pay the State Mandated Tuition Rate, plus the Insured Value Factor for private schools. Any tuition required beyond these amounts are the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the student.

Grades 9-12

Students in grades 9-12 may attend a state approved school of their own choosing, if the student meets the admission requirements of the receiving school. At the time of this writing, transportation is provided to Mt. Abram High School. Transportation offerings are subject to demand and budget constraints.

The Committee will pay tuition as specified in any contractual agreement between the Carrabassett Valley School Committee and the receiving school. In the event that there is no agreement between the Committee and the receiving school, the Committee shall pay the State Mandated Tuition Rate, plus the Insured Value Factor for private schools. Any tuition required beyond these amounts are the responsibility of the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the student.

PROOF OF RESIDENCY AND ENROLLMENT

New Students

New residents with school age children and residents with children who are using Town-funded educational services for the first time must register their children at the Town Office and receive Superintendent approval prior to enrolling their child in school. At the time of registration at the Town Office, the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must:

The Carrabassett Valley Superintendent will review the Affidavit of Residency and the parent's school choice, and will notify the parent(s) or guardian(s) in writing within 2 weeks of the received date on the Student Registration Form of his/her decision as to whether the Committee will accept responsibility to pay associated tuition and approval of the schools to be attended. Parent(s) or guardian(s) must not assume the Committee will pay their child(ren)'s tuition until they have received written notification from the Superintendent. In situations where school is already in session, temporary approval will be given within three business days, if possible, and then a final decision will be made by the Superintendent within the stated 2 weeks.

Students Already Enrolled in School

  • Parents are required to complete an Affidavit of Residency each school year that they have a child enrolled in school even if a child is not changing schools.
    Download the Affidavit of Residency

  • Whenever a student seeks to attend a different school from the previous year, or to change schools during a school year, a new Carrabassett Valley Student Registration Form must be filled out at the Town Office. The Superintendent's approval must be granted before the Committee will assume financial responsibility for the student's tuition.
    Download the Student Registration form

All Students

The Carrabassett Valley School Committee reserves the right to independently verify the residency of any student at any time.

This Policy was adopted: May 19, 1997
Revised: January 7, 2014
Download the updated Residency Policy 

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Link to MSAD/RSU 58 website

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