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Christine2
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In contract and schools....

Does anyone know if you can send your children to a new district if you are in contract on the home (haven't yet closed?). I know my neighbor was allowed this exception before she moved, but is it a district by district decision?

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Posted 8/16/20 11:55 AM
 
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mommywantsababy
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In contract and schools....

I believe it depends on each individual case.

Posted 8/16/20 12:27 PM
 

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In contract and schools....

I will say our neighbor was not allowed to go to the new district even though the closing was 4 days after school started. They were told no you would have to start school in the current district and then start in the new district after closing. They decided just to not send the kids to the first few days of school and just started in the new the following week.

Posted 8/16/20 12:57 PM
 

KarenK122
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In contract and schools....

I think it is by the district. We did this and were allowed to enroll while we were just under contract but we had a date that we needed to supply to them the closing papers by.

Posted 8/16/20 1:59 PM
 

BAK217
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Re: In contract and schools....

We had our lawyer send a letter to the school district with our closing date (which was late August). There was no problem with registering our son for his new school. (Granted, this was many years ago and I don't know if things have changed.)

Posted 8/16/20 2:06 PM
 

LSP2005
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Re: In contract and schools....

We did this. We brought the copy of the contract. Then we needed to pay $12,000 per child (so $24,000 on a check) that they would hold for three months. We had to have closed within the three months or they would cash the check and it would not be refunded. We had to bring proof that we closed, the paper signed at the closing, and then we had to bring a copy of the deed so they would release the uncashed check. We closed three days before school started. But it takes weeks for the county to send the deed paperwork, so we did not get the check returned for something like eight weeks.

Posted 8/16/20 2:07 PM
 

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Re: In contract and schools....

Posted by LSP2005

We did this. We brought the copy of the contract. Then we needed to pay $12,000 per child (so $24,000 on a check) that they would hold for three months. We had to have closed within the three months or they would cash the check and it would not be refunded. We had to bring proof that we closed, the paper signed at the closing, and then we had to bring a copy of the deed so they would release the uncashed check. We closed three days before school started. But it takes weeks for the county to send the deed paperwork, so we did not get the check returned for something like eight weeks.



So if your closing got held up for something you would've been out $24k???

Posted 8/16/20 2:11 PM
 

ali120206
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Re: In contract and schools....

Posted by Mrs213

Posted by LSP2005

We did this. We brought the copy of the contract. Then we needed to pay $12,000 per child (so $24,000 on a check) that they would hold for three months. We had to have closed within the three months or they would cash the check and it would not be refunded. We had to bring proof that we closed, the paper signed at the closing, and then we had to bring a copy of the deed so they would release the uncashed check. We closed three days before school started. But it takes weeks for the county to send the deed paperwork, so we did not get the check returned for something like eight weeks.



So if your closing got held up for something you would've been out $24k???



I was thinking the same - that’s a lot of money to shell out while buying a house. But it’s probably the private pay cost - some districts let you pay the price it costs to educate the most expensive student to attend if you don’t live in the district.

Posted 8/16/20 2:29 PM
 

LSP2005
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Re: In contract and schools....

Posted by ali120206

Posted by Mrs213

Posted by LSP2005

We did this. We brought the copy of the contract. Then we needed to pay $12,000 per child (so $24,000 on a check) that they would hold for three months. We had to have closed within the three months or they would cash the check and it would not be refunded. We had to bring proof that we closed, the paper signed at the closing, and then we had to bring a copy of the deed so they would release the uncashed check. We closed three days before school started. But it takes weeks for the county to send the deed paperwork, so we did not get the check returned for something like eight weeks.



So if your closing got held up for something you would've been out $24k???



I was thinking the same - that’s a lot of money to shell out while buying a house. But it’s probably the private pay cost - some districts let you pay the price it costs to educate the most expensive student to attend if you don’t live in the district.



Yes. They even said had the closing occurred after the three month period we understood that they would still keep the money.

Posted 8/16/20 2:31 PM
 

nycbuslady
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Re: In contract and schools....

Posted by LSP2005

Posted by ali120206

Posted by Mrs213

Posted by LSP2005

We did this. We brought the copy of the contract. Then we needed to pay $12,000 per child (so $24,000 on a check) that they would hold for three months. We had to have closed within the three months or they would cash the check and it would not be refunded. We had to bring proof that we closed, the paper signed at the closing, and then we had to bring a copy of the deed so they would release the uncashed check. We closed three days before school started. But it takes weeks for the county to send the deed paperwork, so we did not get the check returned for something like eight weeks.



So if your closing got held up for something you would've been out $24k???



I was thinking the same - that’s a lot of money to shell out while buying a house. But it’s probably the private pay cost - some districts let you pay the price it costs to educate the most expensive student to attend if you don’t live in the district.



Yes. They even said had the closing occurred after the three month period we understood that they would still keep the money.



Wow! That’s a big risk. I don’t know if I would have taken the chance.

Posted 8/16/20 2:55 PM
 

OhBoyorGirl
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Re: In contract and schools....

Our neighbors closed on their house about 2 weeks after school started. Their children were not allowed to start school until after the closing.

Posted 8/16/20 3:09 PM
 

LSP2005
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Re: In contract and schools....

Posted by nycbuslady

Posted by LSP2005

Posted by ali120206

Posted by Mrs213

Posted by LSP2005

We did this. We brought the copy of the contract. Then we needed to pay $12,000 per child (so $24,000 on a check) that they would hold for three months. We had to have closed within the three months or they would cash the check and it would not be refunded. We had to bring proof that we closed, the paper signed at the closing, and then we had to bring a copy of the deed so they would release the uncashed check. We closed three days before school started. But it takes weeks for the county to send the deed paperwork, so we did not get the check returned for something like eight weeks.



So if your closing got held up for something you would've been out $24k???



I was thinking the same - that’s a lot of money to shell out while buying a house. But it’s probably the private pay cost - some districts let you pay the price it costs to educate the most expensive student to attend if you don’t live in the district.



Yes. They even said had the closing occurred after the three month period we understood that they would still keep the money.



Wow! That’s a big risk. I don’t know if I would have taken the chance.

It was, and we were upset with the requirement, but felt like we had no choice. For us, thankfully it worked out. I also felt okay since we were technically buying before the start of school, so we really were okay. I think if you were closing in November I would have felt much differently.

Posted 8/16/20 5:44 PM
 

PitterPatter11
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Re: In contract and schools....

Posted by nycbuslady

Posted by LSP2005

Posted by ali120206

Posted by Mrs213

Posted by LSP2005

We did this. We brought the copy of the contract. Then we needed to pay $12,000 per child (so $24,000 on a check) that they would hold for three months. We had to have closed within the three months or they would cash the check and it would not be refunded. We had to bring proof that we closed, the paper signed at the closing, and then we had to bring a copy of the deed so they would release the uncashed check. We closed three days before school started. But it takes weeks for the county to send the deed paperwork, so we did not get the check returned for something like eight weeks.



So if your closing got held up for something you would've been out $24k???



I was thinking the same - that’s a lot of money to shell out while buying a house. But it’s probably the private pay cost - some districts let you pay the price it costs to educate the most expensive student to attend if you don’t live in the district.



Yes. They even said had the closing occurred after the three month period we understood that they would still keep the money.



Wow! That’s a big risk. I don’t know if I would have taken the chance.



You’re essentially paying tuition. I worked for a district that would let employee’s kids go there if they paid the cost for each of their children to attend out of pocket. My one coworker did this since she lived far away and had no way to secure childcare.

Posted 8/16/20 7:27 PM
 

NYCGirl80
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Re: In contract and schools....

Posted by PitterPatter11

Posted by nycbuslady

Posted by LSP2005

Posted by ali120206

Posted by Mrs213

Posted by LSP2005

We did this. We brought the copy of the contract. Then we needed to pay $12,000 per child (so $24,000 on a check) that they would hold for three months. We had to have closed within the three months or they would cash the check and it would not be refunded. We had to bring proof that we closed, the paper signed at the closing, and then we had to bring a copy of the deed so they would release the uncashed check. We closed three days before school started. But it takes weeks for the county to send the deed paperwork, so we did not get the check returned for something like eight weeks.



So if your closing got held up for something you would've been out $24k???



I was thinking the same - that’s a lot of money to shell out while buying a house. But it’s probably the private pay cost - some districts let you pay the price it costs to educate the most expensive student to attend if you don’t live in the district.



Yes. They even said had the closing occurred after the three month period we understood that they would still keep the money.



Wow! That’s a big risk. I don’t know if I would have taken the chance.



You’re essentially paying tuition. I worked for a district that would let employee’s kids go there if they paid the cost for each of their children to attend out of pocket. My one coworker did this since she lived far away and had no way to secure childcare.



Just to clarify, the "fee" you were paying was pre-paying your school tax bill. Most districts will not let you register unless you have closed on your house b/c you pay for your school taxes at closing. However, if you pre-pay your taxes, they will let you register.

Your amount sounds high, though.

Posted 8/17/20 4:33 PM
 

ziamaria
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In contract and schools....

we were not allowed to send the children in until we closed on the house and brought proof in to the district office

Posted 8/17/20 10:45 PM
 

Jenn79
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Re: In contract and schools....

My kids were allowed with just the contract. And a friend of mine had her kids start school in September and they ended up having problems with their closing so they didn’t close until December. She didn’t have to put down any money. This is all in Suffolk. I wonder if that matters?

Posted 8/18/20 2:25 PM
 

BFNY516
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In contract and schools....

As long as you are forthcoming and nice about it, it should be able to be done. It helps too if you write a nice letter to the super that you’d like your child the opportunity to make friends and get familiar with the new school setting, especially with all the recent uncertainty. They do take a child’s well being into account in these situations.

Posted 8/18/20 3:42 PM
 
 

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