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Germantown Municipal Schools to charge tuition for non-resident transfers

By Published: January 12, 2019 11:15 AM CT

Germantown Municipal School District students who live outside the city limits but still within Shelby County would have to pay tuition under a change being considered.

Currently, non-resident students who live within the county do not have to pay, although non-residents living outside Shelby County do.

The change, expected to be discussed at a Tuesday school board meeting, would revise the existing policy for non-resident students that was put into effect at the last board meeting.


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The school board would determine the tuition amount, but the policy states it would not be above $1,000 per family. GMSD Superintendent Jason Manuel said he asked for the $1,000 cap.

The district's chief financial officer, Kevin Jones, will establish a maximum tuition as allowed under Tennessee law.

Transfer students of GMSD staff will be exempt from tuition.

The new policy also says that schools’ non-resident transfers cannot exceed 20 percent of a school's population at the elementary and middle school levels.

All resident and nonresident transfers are required to reapply for transfer status. Open enrollment is Jan. 28 to Feb. 8.  

<strong>Students at Riverdale Elementary in Germantown gather outside to play a game led by instructor Stephen Short on Sept. 12, 2017. Germantown Municipal School District is considering charging tuition for nonresident transfer students who live in Shelby County.&nbsp;</strong><span>(Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)</span>

Students at Riverdale Elementary in Germantown gather outside to play a game led by instructor Stephen Short on Sept. 12, 2017. Germantown Municipal School District is considering charging tuition for nonresident transfer students who live in Shelby County. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

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Germantown Municipal School District Transfers Non-resident transfers
Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren

Abigail Warren is a lifelong resident of Shelby County and a May 2018 graduate of the University of Memphis.  She has worked for several local publications and has covered Germantown since May 2018.


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