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Updated

Adoption Date: 06/22/2021

Revision History: 3/22/22 (reviewed), 2/14/23 (reviewed), 2/13/24 (reviewed)

The residence of a student means the place, abode, or dwelling of the student. Generally, the legal dwelling of minors is the same as their parents or guardian. A student may establish a dwelling with someone other than the parents or guardian and attend public school in the school district without paying tuition if the primary purpose for residing in the school district is not for the purpose of obtaining a free public education. Further, students who have reached the age of majority and who are still eligible to attend an Iowa secondary school may declare their residence independent of the residence of the parents or guardian.

Each case involving the bona fide residence of a student will be decided upon its individual merits by the superintendent or designee.

Policy References:

Legal Reference:

Lakota Cons. Ind. School v. Buffalo Center-Rake Comm. School, 334 N.W.2d 704 (Iowa 1983).
Mt. Hope School Dist. v. Hendrickson, 197 N.W. 47 (Iowa 1924).
Oshel v. Creston Comm. School Dist., DPI Admin. Doc. 570 (1981).
33 D.P.I. Dec. Rule 80 (1984).
Iowa Code §§ 257.6; 282.2, .6, .7; 285.4.


Cross Reference: 

100    Legal Status of the School District

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