JFAB Tuitioned-In Students





Only in unique and unusual situations shall non-resident students be able to apply for enrollment. Non-resident students who wish to enroll must apply through the Superintendent on behalf of the School Committee. This application is not part of the state regulated School Choice program and does not carry any of the long-term benefits of School Choice (e.g. continuation of enrollment through grade twelve.


The School Committee will receive, evaluate, and decide on each request on an individual basis after consulting with the school Principal and the Superintendent. The School Committee may allow enrollment on a tuition basis for non-resident students taking into account such factors as the space, the effect additional students would have on staffing ratios, the reasons for the admission request, and all other relevant information about the applicant and the school’s circumstances at the time (this includes but is not limited to: class size, class make-up, staffing requirements, overall funding, and future programming needs of Shutesbury students).


Tuition will be set at a level up to the per pupil cost for the district for regular education for two years previous as reported by the Department of Education in the annual report of per pupil spending; the level shall be at the discretion of the School Committee. Special Education tuition will be subject to the discretion of the School Committee.


The School Committee may waive all or part of the tuition in the event of compelling educational need. The Committee reserves the right to review the status of non-resident students on an annual basis taking into account attendance, tardiness, the child’s behavior, family cooperation and the availability and space of regular and special education services.


Amended and FINAL: 02-11-14