In 2016, the District centralized registration into one office located at Mamaroneck High School. A centralized location enables more efficient data collection, together with residency verification.
Generally, a student’s legal residence is presumed to be the district in which the student’s parents or legal guardian reside. NYS law prescribes the documentation required to establish proof of residency and the required documentation is outlined on the District’s registration forms. The District registration process is reliant on the affirmation of parents or guardians that the information provided during the registration process is truthful. In addition, all parents/guardians are required to notify the District of any change in residency. The law provides that in the event such notification is not provided, the parent/guardian will be liable for payment of tuition from the child’s date of enrollment through their date of exclusion, as well as the costs of collection.
If the District determines at any time that an individual is not a District resident, the child/children will be excluded from the District.
The District actively investigates cases where there is cause to suspect residency. Investigation might include a home visit and in certain cases the District has engaged a private investigator.
The District is exploring the possibility of periodic reregistration of families to insure that valid residency is maintained over time. The timing of this reregistration might be tied to the proof of residency itself (i.e, expiration of a lease) or transitions between educational levels (elementary, middle and high school).
Click here for a Registration/Residency Update provided to the Board of Education in June, 2017.