Colorado Revised Statutes Title 22. Education § 22-32-115. Tuition for resident school-age children

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(1) A board of education of a school district may pay tuition for any school-age child resident in the district who has not completed the twelfth grade to attend a school operated by another school district, whether said school is located within or without the county, when the board of the district of residence determines for any reason whatsoever that it would be to the educational advantage or general welfare or convenience of said child to attend such school operated by another school district.

(2)(a) The tuition, to be paid as authorized by subsection (1) of this section, shall not exceed one hundred twenty percent of the current per pupil general fund cost in the school district of attendance during the preceding school year.

(b)(I) A board of education of a district shall permit any child, the parents or guardian of whom are residents of the state but are not residents of the district, to attend school in the district pursuant to the provisions of section 22-36-101 , and the parents or guardian of such child shall not be required to pay tuition.  If the child permitted to attend school in the district pursuant to the provisions of section 22-36-101 is a child with a disability, the school district of residence shall be responsible for paying any tuition for educating the child in accordance with the provisions of section 22-20-109(4) .  Nothing in this paragraph (b) shall be construed as creating an obligation on the part of the school district of residence or the school district of attendance to provide transportation at public expense for any such child to and from the school of attendance.  The board of education of any school district may permit any child, the parents or guardian of whom are not residents of the state, to attend school in the school district and may require the parents or guardian of the child to pay tuition on behalf of the child.

(II) A board of education of a school district shall permit an elementary school-age child to attend an elementary school operated by such school district if the provisions of section 22-32-116(2) are applicable.

(3) The authority of a board of education to pay tuition for a child pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall include authority to pay tuition for a child to attend a public school of a school district situate in an adjacent state when the district of residence of the child is situate adjacent to the other state and the geographic conditions or distances are such that it would be impracticable for the child to attend the schools of his district.  In the case of tuition paid to a school district of an adjacent state, the limitations of subsection (2)(a) of this section shall not be applicable.

(4)(a) A district of residence shall not be liable for the tuition of any school-age child except pursuant to a written agreement with the district of attendance.  A copy of any written agreement between the district of residence and the district of attendance shall be furnished to the parent or guardian of a child covered by the agreement, and such parent or guardian shall not be liable for such part of the tuition, if any, not paid to the district of attendance by the district of residence of such child;  except that such parent or guardian may be liable for the payment of such part of the tuition if such parent or guardian is not a resident of the state.

(b) The written agreement between the school district of residence and the school district of attendance regarding a nonresident child who is attending an elementary school in a school district other than the school district of residence pursuant to the provisions of section 22-32-116(2) may not contain any requirement for the payment of tuition.  The school district of residence and the parent or guardian of a child attending school pursuant to section 22-32-116(2) are not liable for any tuition for the attendance of the child in the school district of attendance.

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