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Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Chapter 50: Residency Verification for Public Schools and Public Charter Schools

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The purpose of this rulemaking is to clarify the policies and procedures required to ensure District residents have access to available space at local schools, and that when extra space is available, non-resident students are permitted to enroll in a public school and pay non-resident tuition. Through this rulemaking, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) seeks to further prevent residency fraud while reducing burden and lift barriers for both local education agencies and families in the residency verification process. Revisions to the residency regulations are proposed to go into effect in time for the 2017-18 school year.  

Posted below for review are both draft regulations and an accompanying memorandum intended to provide additional context to current practices. To ensure an opportunity for the public to provide input prior to formal rulemaking, the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking will be posted for 45 calendar days and open for public comment within the same period. This period begins Sept. 8, 2016 and ends Oct. 26, 2016. Persons desiring to comment on this advance notice should file comments in writing by mail or hand delivery to:

Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Attn: Jamai Deuberry
RE: “ANPR – Residency Verification for Public Schools and Public Charter Schools”
810 First St. NE, Ninth Floor
Washington, DC 20002

 Or via email to: [email protected] with subject “ANPR – Residency Verification for Public Schools and Public Charter Schools.”  

Additionally, OSSE invites persons who wish to comment on the ANPR to testify at the stakeholder engagement session to be held at OSSE, 810 First St. NE, Third Floor Grand Hall on Sept. 22, 2016, from 1-2 p.m. Individuals wishing to testify at the stakeholder engagement session should contact Tiffany Oates at (202) 727-9882 or by email at [email protected].