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NOH-RESIDElT TUITION, 1959-60


The 1959 session of the Florida Legislature amended Section 228.16(3),

Florida Statutes by the addition of sub-sections (b) and (c):

(b) Pupils whose parent, parents, or guardian are nonresidents
of Florida shall be charged a tuition fee of fifty dollars pay-
able at the time the pupil is enrolled. For the purposes of
this subsection a nonresident is defined as a person who has
lived in Florida less than one year, or who has not purchased
a home which is occupied by him as his residence prior to the
enrollment of his child or children in school, or who has not
filed a manifestation of domicile in the county where the child
is enrolled. No tuition shall be charged pupils whose parent,
parents, or guardian are in the federal military service or
are a civilian employee, the cost of whose education is pro-
vided in part or in whole by federal subsidy to state-supported
schools, or whose parent, parents, or guardian are migratory
agricultural workers.

(c) Funds as set forth in paragraph (b) of this subsection
shall be collected by the school in which the child is en-
rolled and remitted to the county board of public instruction
for the county in which the funds are collected. The board
of public instruction shall use the funds for the operation
and maintenance of its schools.

This addition is generally referred to as the "Non-Resident Tuition

Law.'" A State Board Policy implementing this law was adopted August 18,

1959 and distributed to the counties for their guidance and direction.

(A copy of this policy statement is appended to this report.)

A comprehensive report covering the first year of the operation of this

law is presented because of the interest in its results. A memorandum was

sent to all county superintendents on April 16, 1960 giving advance notice

that a detailed report would be requested at the close of the 1959-60 school

year. Certain desired items of information were indicated.

A questionnaire (copy included) was sent to each county superintendent

on June 1, 1960. Responses from the various counties were tabulated and are

presented in Table 1.







Each county was given an opportunity to react to the Non-Resident Tuition

Law. These reactions are reproduced following Table 1.

A total of $108,775 was reported as revenue derived from non-resident tui-

tion fees. Three counties Broward, Dade, and Pinellas accounted for $61,090,

or 56.2 percent of all non-resident tuition collected,. Eight counties accounted

for $92,090, or 84.7 percent of tuition collections. Thirty-three counties re-

ported no collection of non-resident tuition during 1959-60.

Non-residents exempt from payment of the non-resident tuition fee because

their parents or guardians were in military service numbered 10,255. A total

of 16,295 pupils, the cost of whose education was provided in whole or in part

by federal subsidy to state supported schools, were exempt because their parents

or guardians were civilian employees. The breakdown between military and civilian

employees is not exact since Brevard County reported a total of 9,575 persons in

these two categories combined. Also it should be noted that Duval County was

able to report only the amount of tuition collected without information on the

other items on the questionnaire.

Migratory agricultural workers accounted for 6,192 exemptions. About half

of these were reported by Palm Beach County with substantial numbers from Dade

(658), Putnam(~45), Lake(450), Orange(207), and Gadsden(201).

A total of 289 enrollees paid non-resident tuition in one county and trans-

ferred to another county during the year. There may be some duplication in this

item and in the item covering migratory agricultural workers if pupils transferred

several times during the year.







St.Dept.Ed.A&F
R&S 6/1/60


(C P Y)


REPORT ON NOW-RESIDENJT TUITION, 1959-60


Superintendent


County


1. Total amount of Non-Resident Tuition collected. . . . .$

2. Number of Non-Resident students exempt from payment of
Non-Resident Tuition because parents or guardians:

a. Are in military service, . . . . . . . . .


b. Are civilian employees and the cost of the pupil's
education is provided in part or in whole by Federal
subsidy to State supported schools . . . . .


. *


co Are migratory agricultural workers. . . .


3. Number of Non-Resident pupils who transferred to your
county from other Florida counties in which they had
already paid the Non-Resident Tuition fee. . . . .


* 0 0 *


4. Your comments in the space below on any or all of the following points will be of
help in evaluating the effects of the Non-Resident Tuition Law; a. Your general
opinion of this law; b. General reaction of non-residents to the payment of tui-
tion; c. Specific recommendations for improving the law; d. Particular problems
that have arised in administration of this law,

Please be as specific as possible, bearing in mind that we may want to reproduce
your remarks in a report. Use the back of this sheet or additional pages if
needed.

COMMENTS:





Table 1


NON-RESIDENT TUITION, 1959-60

Number of Non-Resident Students Exempt Number of
Total From Payment Because Parents or Guardians Non-Resident
Amount of Are in Are Civilian Are Migratory Pupils nho
Counties Non-Resident Military Employees and Agricultural Transferred to
Tuition Service Federal Subsidy Workers County After
Collected Provided to State Payment in
Supported Schools Another County
Alachua $- 500 27 -
Baker -
Bay 4- 34 2,376
Bradford -
Brevard 300 99575*"-
Broward 13,950 73 -- 11 0
Calhoun -
Charlotte 750 4 3
Citrus _
Clay 841 634 _
Collier 1,000 ... ........... ....... -
Columbia 5 10 4 -
Dade 31,670 2,113 169 658 29
DeSoto 1 6 1
Dixie 35 -
Duval 500 NA NA NA NA
Escambia 500 1,176 663 10
Flagler 1 -
Franklin 9 -.
Gadsden 16 201
Gilchrist -..
Glades 100 .
Gulf 112 -
Hamilton 3
Hardee 90
Hendry 53 -
Hernando 15 -
Highlands 800 37 1 125 68
Hillsborough 5,300 441 32 46 -
Holmes -








Indian River
Jackson
Jefferson
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600


LaaLdyet -b
Lake 700 6 4- 50 10
Lee 6,050 31 2 135 6
Leon 53 28 5 -
Levy 50 o
Liberty -
Madison-- -
Manatee 4,700 92 8 120 1
Marion 250 NA
Martin 700 7 24 33 NA
Monroe 1,000 817 43 2 1
Nassau 6 1 8
Okaloosa 250 1,722 1,669 .
Okeechobee -
Orange 1,450 1,026 599 207 2
Osceola 450 6 -
Palm Beach 9,650 79 6 3,0o0 114
Pasco 50 10 160 -
Pinellas 15,470 238 363 12 8
Polk 2,200 121 545 6
Putnam 75 12 25 16
St. Johns 100 22 24 -
St. Lucie 700 3 27 -
Santa Rosa 100 204 20 1
Sarasota 5,300 2 14 36
Seminole 500 391 25 18 1
Sumter 5- -
Suwannee 6
Taylor
Union -
Volusia 2,850 56 6 15 1
Wakulla .-.- 1
Walton 210 10 -
Washington 7 2 -
TOTAL $108,775 10,255 16,295 6,192 289
* Includes military and civilian.
NA Not Available







COMMENTS


Alachua
We in Alachua County do not feel that the proceeds from the Non-Resident Tui-
tion Law justify the cost of collection and the poor public relations that
result. It is our opinion that the law should be repealed.

Baker
We are not in the tourist area; therefore this law has not affected us this
year.

Brevard
You will note that we have combined military service and civilian employees
who are exempt in item 2a. and b. We have not kept these two separate since
these persons all work at Patrick Air Force Base or at Cape Canaveral. Since
it would involve going through some 25,000 pupil assignment forms, I hope this
figure will be oko.

Broward
Broward-County submitted responses from individual principals to specific
questions Since this county has a substantial number of non-resident pupils,
these questions and comments are presented in full

Do you feel that the proceeds to your county from the non-resident tuition
law have justified the costs of collection and administration of the law?
1.o No(2)
2. I doubt if the proceeds from the non-residentst tuition have jus-
.tified the costs of collection and administration of the law. In my
particular case it would have ($500) if we could have kept the money
collected for our school,
3. No cost involved in our ($400) collections to speak of.
4. More work than value received($750).
5 My children are all migrants.

Can you give a general statement as to the reaction of non-residents to
this law, or to the payment of tuition?
1. There have been no real complaints, though the question has been
raised by those who own winter homes as to the fairness of this tui-
tion, since they pay higher taxes than legal residents who are re-
ceiving homestead exemption.
2o Parents resent, it causes hard feelings.
3. o .very seldom do we find any negroes who come under the ruling. .
4h All our non-residents went to the courthouse and signed the Manifes-
tation of Domicile.
5o The parents who paid (3) made no comments.
60 Most accepted it in good faith ($800).
7. Some went home. Those who paid did not complain.
8, Lead to immediate strained relations between the school and home.
9. Surprised to belligerent.
10. It encourages deception.
11. People objected to going all the way to courthouse to file papers.
12. A hardship on the child.


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Do you have any specific recommendations that you feel would improve
the law or State Board of Education Policy covering the law?
1. Need more "specific and identical instructions". . to prevent
confusion and resentment on the part of our visitors, and confusion
and improper handling on the part of those administering.
2. I would recommend that all people who register late(after Novem-
ber 1st) pay the $50.00 tuition fee. This fee would be refunded if
the children remain in school until the end of the year. This would
eliminate the necessity of going to the county courthouse for an
affidavit.
3. Exempt only those in military service or migratory workers,
4. It is too easy to get a statement from the courthouse (and exemp-
tion),
5. Require proof.
6. Clarify and eliminate any contradictions to the law.
7. Take out the fallacy whereby they can be exempt by getting a
Manifestation of Domicile which means nothing to some people.
8. Repeal the law.
9. Delete the exemptions.
10. Collect the $50.00 and refund the amount if they live a year in
the state.
U11. .the people who are able to get the tuition waived be checked
on from time to time. Many individuals have received a waiver on
the basis that they intend to become permanent citizens but withdraw
their children from school within a three week period.
12. Make it even more strict.
13. Clarify and tighten the domicile factor.
14. Remove from the law the exemption "by reason of filing Manifes-
tation of Domicile." In its place substitute a refund procedure
for any who can prove that they purchase a home within 90 days from
the time children are enrolled in school. It would be easier to
collect this tuition if the above refund policy were in effect.
15. Yes, there should be a state agency to investigate any family who
gets an exemption and then withdraws their child or children from
school before the end of the term. The agency should prepare a
master list for the county to be turned over to the school system
for the following year. These parents or guardians should not be
permitted to re-enter the state schools without payment of tuition.
16. Eliminate the Manifestation of Domicile as a basis for exemption
or have a definite recourse to follow against those parents falsely
completing the form.

Would you care to outline any specific problems that have arisen in
the administration of this law?
1. I do not feel the school principal should be required to explain
this law. Non-residents should register and clear through the Sup-
erintendents office.
2. Parents file Manifestation of Domicile just to keep from paying
the fee.
3. I feel that many people who filed a Manifestation of Domicile
were sincere at the time they filed. However, our records show
that many of the people have moved from the State.






4. Some patrons who own property and pay taxes, but who are non-residents,
feel the tuition is unfair.
5, It makes a lot of liars out of people.
6. Our biggest problem is having these people purchase a Florida license.
Since they have declared themselves a tourist they felt it would be un-
necessary to have a license on their automobile,
7. None known.
80 Registration has required more time.
9o We find it would be helpful to have a prepared and clear statement as
to the purpose of the law to present to our patrons.
10. Lack of knowledge or instructions to follow.

Any other comments regarding this law.
1. The people who own property here and do not claim Homestead Exemption
on their property feel that the tuition is very unjust,
2. Too many exemptions. Anyone wishing to avoid the $50.00 payment could
and did file for domicile at $2.00.
3. Non-residents did not feel they should pay if they were staying with
their parents who owned their own home here and were paying taxes,
4o Since September, fifty children have transferred to out-of-state
places but were exempt by filing intentions.
5. I wonder what data will be collected to see how many file Manifesta-
tion of Domicile and leave to return again, file again, etc.

Dade
Naturally, the implementation of this law in our large school system involved
much time, effort, and thought. It is not easy to get 177 schools to do any-
thing uniformly.

The reaction of non-residents has been mixed. Many were resentful but many
others paid without open adverse criticism.

The implementation of this law has required very little additional overhead
expense and the $31,670 collected "speaks for itself o

DeSoto
oFrty-four presented manifestations of domicile to waive tuition payment in-
dicating that the $1.o0 fee for this is more attractive than the tuition fee
of $50.00.
a, In my opinion the law is worthless in its present form.
b@ General reaction was to file a manifesto rather than pay the tuition fee.
Co Recommendation% Remove the exceptions or discard the law.
d. No particular problem except additional paper work for principals and
county staff with no return except time utilized that could be used to im-
prove the educational program,

Duval
` he law is a nuisance to counties who do not have the tourist problem, It is
unfair to certain occupations, The law should either be all inclusive with no
loop holes or be revoked,

Escambia
o o We have collected very little money as you see, It is entirely too loose


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a law to be at all effective. I personally will be in favor of non-
residents paying a Tuition Fee but probably a more normal or smaller
fee than $50.00.

Gadsden
In our area this law is not practical and should be abolished. The law
requires unnecessary home visits and clerical work. Time and money are
required to administer this law that could be used in some other phase
of the school program to a greater advantage.

Glades
7T'he law has too many loopholes for possible exemption from payments.
b. (Non-residents) Very unhappy because in our area students are en-
rolled for short periods and then are forced to move.
c. (Recommendation) Pro-rate on a monthly basis. Reduce or remove some
of the exemptions.
d. No particular problems, however some of trailer tourist have expressed
extreme dissatisfaction over having to pay $50.00 for one to two months
of schooling.

Gulf
a. I believe it is a good law.
b. (Non-residents will) do most anything to keep from paying tuition.

Hardee
The law is ineffective. Those people who cannot be exempt any other way
file with the clerk of court that they intend to establish permanent resi-
dence in the county,

Hernando
It has been the experience in this county that the administration of this
law is a financial liability rather than an asset. It is my opinion that
so long as non-residents are allowed to be exempt from the payment of tui-
tion by signing a manifestation of domicile this law will continue to be
ineffective in producing any revenue in this county.

Hillsborough
The uncertainty about the Act and its provisions did not enhance its en-
forcement. Lots of people thought it conflicted with the compulsory at-
tendance law and shouldn't be enforced.

There was too much vagueness in its interpretation and no clearcut applica-
tion of principles by which a child's legal residence could be ascertained.

We did not agree with the ruling that any type of military service provided
exemption. We had people who were in service but never stationed in Florida
to send their children here for the winter. We feel that the sentence in
the law about military service and civilian employees groups both categories
(not just one) so that if the school system is receiving assistance under
Public Law 874 such people would not be charged. We think the "or" in the
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The law certainly isn't popular but if properly administered will place upon
our visitors the responsibility of sharing part of the cost of schooling their
children on an interim basis.

The necessity of going to the Clerk's office to establish the matter of domi-
cile was unpopular because of time, effort and the fee, but it may have been
impressive to many.

We feel sure that many people lied about establishing a residence here and
will try to check on them closer next year.. But should we try to really
police the situation?

Hillsborough also indicated .,318 exemption blanks were filed.

Indian River
a. It is my opinion that the smaall amount of money collected is not worth the
effort involved. In a few instances the law has served to keep parents from
enrolling their youngsters in school for the short time they are in our area.
It is also my opinion that many people have used the manifestation of domicile
as a device for avoiding the payment of the tuition when they have no inten-
tion of making this county their home. In my opinion the law serves no useful
purpose,
b, A great many of the non-residents resent having to pay the tuition,
co I do not believe that the present law can be improved sufficiently to make
it workable. To make the law feasible it would be necessary to assign someone
to investigate each manifestation of domicile and seek legal means to collect
the tuition from those who file the declaration and leave within a few days or
weeks,
de A number of parents who are honest enough to admit that they do not intend
to make this their home who claim that they are not able to pay the $50.00
tuition for a number of youngsters. Others do not put their youngsters in
school to avoid the payment of the tuition until they are forced to do so by
our attendance assistant. The lack of understanding on the part of the parents
as to the full meaning of the declaration of domicile. The Superintendent and
other school personnel have been called upon continually for their opinion as
to the meaning of the law. All school people have carefully avoided any in-
terpretation of the law, a situation which is sometimes embarrassing.

Lake
Tor the time and effort involved weighted against the money received, I would
say that it costs more to enforce the law than it is worth,

Lee
The following comments were made by some of our principals:
14 General reaction of non-residents is of the "How can I avoid payment?"
nature.
2. The Declaration of Domicile is used as a means of avoiding payment. It
should be strengthened or stricken from the law. The law seems to be effec-
tive only with the honest people.
3. Lower the amount and collect fee from all coming from another -state.
4. Those who made payment of the non-resident fee felt they were being more
honest than those who signed Declaration of Domicile form. Some complained
vociferously.


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5, The declaration of intent to become a resident seems useless in view
of the fact "intent" can change any time and is only applicable to the
time of filing.

Manatee
1. Define "resident" as applied to this law. Does owning a home which is
occupied less than six months constitute residency as far as tuition law
is concerned.
2. Several people executed manifestations of domicile, then returned north
after a brief stay. Can they secure another manifestation when they re-
turn next year?
3. Non-residents who pay the tuition pay disproportionate share toward
the operation of schools as compared with many residents whose real prop-
erty is partially or wholly exempt for taxation because of the combination
of homestead exemption and low, unequal property valuations.

The Case of Mr.

Mr. is a legal resident of (another state) and owns a home
in Bradenton on which he pays approximately 4175 per year taxes. He has
two school age children for whom he pays $50 each Non-Resident Tuition
during the several winter months his family spends in Bradenton. He has
requested that some consideration be given him regarding the payment of
Non-Resident Tuition as he plans to return to Bradenton during the coming
school year.

Monroe
a. I believe the law is a good law, our state should not have to pay for
the visitors education.
b. The reaction of our parents paying the tuition was good.
c. It is my belief that persons that fall under the jurisdiction of this
statute are willing to pay.

(Mumber of Non-Resident students exempt from payment of lion-Resident Tui-
tion because parents or guardians are civilian employees and the cost of
the pupil's education is provided in part or in whole by Federal subsidy
to State supported schools) is very difficult to determine. Civilians
usually go into Civil Service work after they are in Key West a period
of time. They come here looking for employment.

Okeechobee
a. Okeechobee County is a rural area,.tlherefore I do not.believe the',',
cost of administering this law will ever be justified,
b. We have had parents who refused to enter their children in school be-
cause of the $50 Tuition or red-tape involved in establishing residence.
co I do not have any recommendations for the improvement of this law or'
the State Board Regulations.

Palm Beach
The comments which we received from the schools as we sent the question-
naire out were varied and I think almost worthless. One principal said"
the reaction to payment of tuition was generally satisfactory, Some


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criticized it severely. Some families returned home rather than pay tuition.
Many persons misrepresented the establishment of residence in order to avoid
payment. Some said it worked well. Several commented on the law having no
teeth in it.

Pasco
ETther repeal the law or put some teeth into it. Not worth the time and trouble
trying to collect when there (are) exemptions for all who want to go bat against
it.

I think it was passed to provide additional revenue for the various clerks of
the court instead of for schools. A fee of one dollar will get exemptions
with the "Manifestation of Domicile" being filled out.

Pinellas
General opinion of this law
The law has not brought the large financial returns initially predicted by
its advocates, neither has it completely failed in its purpose as predicted
by its opponents. Generally, we believe it has served its greatest good in
preventing the registration of students who spend but one, two or three
weeks in our county.
General reaction of non-residents to the payment of tuition
Initially, the reaction was violent on the part of those who had been sea-
sonal guests for years in our county and were required for the first time
to share directly in providing funds for public school operation. As those
who assisted in administering the law became more familiar with it and were
able to explain it to parents, reaction changed from that of opposition to
that of acceptance
Specific recommendations for improving the law
We feel the weakest point in the law is the exemption granted via signing
the manifestation of domicile, While those who signed the manifestation
in less than good faith are subject to prosecution for perjury, conviction
would require proof of fraudulent intent. We believe that unless this sec-
tion of the law is strengthened, it will serve as the eventual loophole
through which the vast majority of non-residents will escape payment, of
tuition.

Refunds should be permitted in those instances where students withdraw
prior to the completion of the first week of school following enrollment,

We are unique in this county in that Christian missionaries serving Latin
and South American countries are provided quarters here on furloughs, dur-
ing periods of medical check-ups, and during sabbaticals, While these peo-
ple often have many children and extremely limited funds, they will not re-
sort to chicanery to avoid the tuition fee. We believe the law should be
amended to afford these people similar treatment as that given military and
migratory families.
Particular problems that have arised in administration of this law
After having worked with the law for the past year, administrative problems
relating to it have been pretty well resolved.

Polk
General opinion of this law
Poor too costly to administer in proportion to income received. Opens the
door for discrimination. Should be abolished.


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General reaction of non-residents to the payment of tuition.
Mixed considerable resentment,
Specific recommendations for improving the law
Eliminate exemption upon filing of manifestation of domicile and pro-
vide for payment upon such filing then refund after such domicile
has been established for six months.
Particular problems that have arisen in administration of this law
Lack of uniform interpretation, enforcement and implementation over
the state as a whole.

Putnam
No provision for migratory industrial workers. Pro-rating fee for late
comers

St. Johns
Many signed Manifestation of Domicile, but I am wondering how we might
enforce the payment when "they change their minds" and depart the State.

St. Lucie
The reaction of non-residents to the payment of tuition has not been too
unfavorable; since the majority of non-residents are aware that they must
pay the tuition.

Because of all the apparent loop-holes, it is the opinion of this county
that this law should either be made enforceable or repealed.

Santa Rosa
The law has so many exemptions that it is not very effective. The amount
of money collected by Santa Rosa County was just about enough to pay for
forms printed. Due to the amount of time involved in administering the
law and the adverse reaction of parents, it is extremely doubtful if the
law was of any value to the school system of Santa Rosa County.

Sarasota
General opinion of this law
1. Cost of educating transient students has been reduced.
2, Helpful in that the law eliminates Florida as babysitters for a
short period of time.
3. The law tends to penalize the man that is completely honest,
4. Too easy to file manifestation of domicile.
5. Why shouldn't out-of-state students pay same tuition as out-of-
county students?
General reaction of non-residents to the payment of tuition.
1. Another way to soak the tourists.
24 Everyone objects and in most cases manages to evade law.
3, Parents feel that taxes paid in other states should entitle them
to educational opportunity elsewhere.
4. Mild irritation,
5$ Considerable resentment on the part of property owners who pay
taxes on unimproved property that they "intend to build on in the
future" over their being classified as "non-residentso.
Specific recommendations for improving the law
1o Remove Some of the exemptions.


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2. Make law enforceable.
3o A mandatory payment of $50 which would be returned after a years resi-
dence might be considered.
h4 Recommend that employers of agriculture workers be required to pay
some tuition for children of their employees.
Particular problems that have arisen in administration of this law
1. Too many loopholes.in law.
2. Need to stress the restrictions to parents of filing a manifestation of
domicile,
3. Most people willing to sign manifestation of domicile whether they plan
to make this their residence or not,
4. Is a trailer or rented property a bona fide domicile under this law?

Seminole
a,. ailed to accomplish those things it was intended to do. Seemed to be
too many ways to avoid paying the fee.
b. Could not or did not wish to understand the law, therefore, attempted in
every way possible to get around it,
e. Let all non-residents pay or none of them pay.
do Time consuming, caused ill will and hard feelings in many cases, even from
those who did not have to pay.

Suwannee
e have approximately 14 who have filed affidavits tb existing domicile.

Volusia
Volusia County gave comments in a tabular form, presumably compiled from
principals reports. These comments indicated that a large majority com-
menting felt the Manifestation of Domicile was used to advantage. Over half
of those commenting indicated an adverse reaction of non-residents to pay-
ment of tuition. A majority of those reporting thought it necessary to re-
evaluate the law to permit enforcement and to close loopholes especially
manifestation of domicile. Some questioned whether time consumed was off-
set by collections.

Washington
I eel that this law is impractical and serves no useful purpose.

The following counties made no comments.

Bay Gilchrist Madison
Bradford Hamilton Marion
Calhoun Hendry Martin
Charlotte Highlands Nassau
Citrus Holmes Okaloosa
Clay Jackson Orange
Collier Jefferson Osceola
Columbia Lafayette Sumter
Dixie Leon Taylor
Flagler Levy Union
Franklin Liberty Wakulla
Walton


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Adopted August 18, 1959

Section 228,16 (3)(b)





STATE BOARD POLICY
Relating to
Non-Resident Tuition Fee



1I In accordance with Chapter 59-388, Laws of Florida 1959, and effective
with the 1959-60 school year a tuition fee of fifty (50) dollars annu-
ally shall be charged each pupil whose parent, parents, or guardian are
non-residents of Florida; except that no tuition fee shall be charged if
the parent, parents, or guardian of the child:

a. Are in federal military service.
b4 Are civilian employees and the cost of the pupil's
education is provided in part or in whole by federal
subsidy to state-supported schools.
c. Are migratory agricultural workers.

2. A person shall be considered a Florida resident, for the purposes of this
act, if he meets any of the criteria set forth below:

a. He has lived in Florida one year or longer.
b. He has purchased a home in Florida which is occupied by
him as his residence.
o. He has filed a manifestation of domicile in the county
where the child is enrolled.

3. When a non-resident tuition is paid in any Florida county for a school year,
it shall not be required in another Florida county for the same school year
if the student transfers from the county in which he was originally enrolled.
Proof of payment as evidenced by an official receipt is a responsibility of
the parent, parents, or guardian.

4. The non-resident tuition fee is due and payable at the time the pupil is en-
rolled. The pupil is considered to be enrolled when he is assigned to a
specific school and presents himself for instruction.

5. For the purposes of this act the term "guardian" shall include an adult act-
ing in loco parents to the child.

6. The county school board shall furnish each principal with pre-numbered re.
ceipts to be issued upon payment of non-resident fees. Each receipt shall
show name of child, name of parent, date, purpose, name of county, and
signature of individual receiving payment.


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7. The boards of public Instruction in the several counties are authorized to
make such regulations or policies over and beyond this policy, not contrary
to State Law and State Board Policy, as may be needed to implement the ad-
ministration of this law (Section 228.16 (3)(b).

8. Each county school board is authorized to use discretion in the investiga-
tion and adjudication of the applicability of Section 228.16 (3)(b)(c),
Florida Statutes, in specific cases.

9. The burden of legal proof of Florida residence or other legal exemption from
payment of the non-resident tuition fee rests with the parent, parents, or
guardian. The following statement, or other statement in substantial agree-
ment, when duly signed and witnessed as below shall authorize the admission
of any child to a public school. Such admission shall not relieve the par-
ent, parents, or guardian of responsibility for payment of the non-resident
tuition fee if'subsequent proof is established that the statement is false.

10. Exchange students from countries not antagonistic to democratic forms of
government shall be exempt from payment of tuition on a one for one basis
in the county which arranged the exchange with one of its pupils.


Affirmation of Exemption from

Payment of Non-Resident Tuition Fee

I affirm that is exempt from payment of
(name of child)
non-resident tuition because his (parent) (parents) (guardian)
(cross out two)

( ) Have lived in Florida for one year or longer.
( ) Have purchased a home in Florida which is occupied as my residence,.
( ) Have filed a manifestation of domicile in this county.
( ) Am in the Federal military service.
( ) Am a civilian employee and the cost of my child's education is provided
in part or wholly by Federal subsidy to state-supported schools.
( ) Am a migratory agricultural worker.

I do solemnly declare that the statement or statements indicated by me above
are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.


Signed

Date________________________

Witness Date


Witne s s


Date




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