The Board of Education will charge and assess tuition for pupils attending this school district that are not entitled to receive a free public education in this district or from a pupil’s sending district for the pupil attending this school district as provided for by  State statute.


Regular Public School District, excluding Educational Services Commissions or Jointure Commissions – A receiving public school district Board and a sending public school district Board will establish a written contractual agreement for the ensuing school year with a tentative tuition charge multiplied by the estimated average daily enrollment in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-17.1(f).  The sending district is required in the contractual agreement to pay ten percent of the tentative tuition charge no later than the first of each month from September through June of the contract year.  Adjustments will be made in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-17.1(f).


The Board will admit any nonresident pupils, including special education pupils and regular education pupils on a tuition basis in accordance with laws and Code, if instructional space is available and upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, with consent of the Board upon such terms.


The School Business Administrator/Board Secretary shall be responsible for the assessment and collection of tuition.


The Executive County Superintendent in the county in which the receiving district is located should be consulted to mediate disputes that arise from tuition matters as defined in N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-17.1(f)5.


N.J.S.A. 18A:38-3; 18A:38-19; 18A:46-21

N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-17.1

N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-17.2 [New District]

N.J.A.C. 6A:17.3; 6A:23A-17.4 [County Vocational School District]

N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-17.5; 6A:23A-17.6; 6A:23A-17.7 [County Special Services School District]

N.J.A.C. 6A:14-7.8


Cross reference:  Policy Guide No. 5111


Issued:  March 1987

Revised:  January 2015