October 17, 2018
On October 17, Amy T. Brooks presented “Now You See Them. Now You Still See Them: Student Residency Issues” at The Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association’s annual School Law Workshop held in conjunction with the 2018 PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference in Hershey, PA.
From the ordinary to the extraordinary, this session will discuss the inherent frustrations with and options available to address school district residency concerns. When does a district move to surveillance and other investigative means to prove enrolled students are not residents? What is the procedure, burden of proof and what facts are necessary to establish the district’s case? How might that change if the student whose residency is at issue has an IEP? When, and for how long, must districts consider a student a resident when they initially qualified as homeless under McKinney-Vento? What are foster students’ rights to continue attending school in one district when their placement changes to a different district?
The Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association’s annual School Law Workshop is a multi-topic, expert-level seminar designed for Pennsylvania school law practitioners, reviewing current issues arising in representing public school entities and offering ideas for practical approaches and solutions.