New Buffalo Area Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education shall assess tuition for attendance in District schools by students who are not entitled to receive a free, public education in this District and whose enrollment has been approved by the Superintendent.

Transfer tuition students will be accepted in the New Buffalo Area Schools if room is available after accommodating resident students and Schools of Choice students. Once accepted, they shall remain without re-application. Any student who applies for transfer tuition status must meet with the Superintendent of Schools with his/her parent or guardian. Students will only be accepted if in good standing with their current school and demonstrates good citizenship. If the student is currently suspended or expelled, they will not be considered for admission. Students will be accepted based on the student's needs and interests and the ability to meet their needs by the New Buffalo Area Schools.

Tuition rates shall be determined and approved annually by the Board by July 31 of each year.

The Superintendent shall be responsible for the assessment and collection of tuition. Tuition billing may be assessed daily in advance of the period for which the billing is made.

Transfer tuition will only cover those programs offered locally. Any off-campus course fees, such as CTE, dual enrollment, and/or special education needs, shall be borne by the family, not the NBAS.

Taxpaying property owners in the District of New Buffalo Area Schools, who are not residents, or students having in-district, taxpaying grandparents, may request a fifty percent (50%) to the Board of Education. The Board shall accept or reject the request on a case by case basis depending on availability of space, student needs, etc.

Tuition students are not eligible for residency-based scholarships.

Tuition enrollment must be approved for each academic year. There is no guarantee of continuous enrollment for tuition students.

M.C.L. 380.1401 et seq., 388.1511 et seq.

Revised 10/21/13
Revised 7/23/18