Non-Residents – Tuition
Students from other school districts or students not entitled to free instruction may attend St. Louis Public Schools once the following conditions have been met:
· There is available classroom space.
· The appropriate tuition has been met or suitable arrangements completed.
· The approval of the superintendent of schools or a representative has been obtained.
Legal: Sections 167.121, 167.131 RSMo.
Revised: December 07, 1999
ST. LOUIS BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULATION
ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND SECONDARY
Non-Residents -- Tuition
The tuition rate for non-resident students or students not eligible for free instruction shall equal the appropriate per pupil cost from the previous fiscal year.
The rate will be computed by the fiscal control officer.
Tuition students attending school under the provisions of sections 167.121 and 167.131 RSMo. shall be charged in accordance with those sections.
The tuition payment shall be paid in advance for each semester.
The superintendent of schools or a representative may adjust the tuition payment for appropriate reasons.
All tuition fees shall be payable quarterly in advance on the first and eleventh Monday of each semester at the office of the treasurer of the Board of Education, upon the dates on which they are due and without further notice from the board. In cases in which tuition is payable quarterly, the principal of the school having such students shall, on the second and twelfth Monday of each semester, report to the treasurer of the board a list of such students attending to the school at the time. If the tuition due is not promptly paid, the treasurer shall then notify the superintendent of schools to that effect and the latter shall suspend such students from further attendance at school until all tuition due is paid. The treasurer shall notify the principal of the school when the tuition fee has been paid.
Partial-year attendance shall be pro-rated based on the annual days/hours that classes are scheduled.
Tuition refunds shall be granted as follows:
1. Students who drop out by the end of the first week of school may be refunded 80% of the tuition payment.
2. Students who drop out by the end of the second week of school may be refunded 60% of the tuition payment.
3. Students who drop out by the end of the third week may be refunded 40% of the tuition payment.
4. Students who drop out by the end of the fourth week may be refunded 20% of the tuition payment.
5. Students who drop out after the fourth week shall receive no refund of the tuition payment.
6. In the event the class is discontinued and no other arrangements are made, the full tuition will be refunded.
7. In the event of illness or injury to the student (as shown by doctor certification), a refund prorated on the student’s time attended compared to total class schedule shall be made. This refund will be made at any time during the school year.
As authorized by board Regulation 5111.3, the superintendent of schools or his/her representative may waive the payment of tuition in situations where resident students move from St. Louis during the school year and wish to complete the school year.
Non-residents who pay property taxes in the city may send their children to the St. Louis public schools and receive a credit on the tuition in the amount of the school tax paid to the district.
Legal: Sections 167.121, 167.131, 167.151 RSMo.
Revised: February 9, 1999