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NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS HOW BIG IS YOUR RESIDENCY ISSUE, AND WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

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1 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS HOW BIG IS YOUR RESIDENCY ISSUE, AND WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT?

2 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS “In a time of tight budgets and financial uncertainty, dealing correctly with the issue of non-resident students becomes more important than ever.”

3 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS HOW MANY NON-RESIDENT (OUT-OF- DISTRICT) STUDENTS DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE?

4 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS HOW MANY NON-RESIDENT (OUT-OF- DISTRICT) STUDENTS DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE? – “We must have 100 or more out-of- district students in my school.”

5 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS HOW MANY NON-RESIDENT (OUT-OF- DISTRICT) STUDENTS DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE? – “We must have 100 or more out-of- district students in my school.” – What’s your estimate?

6 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT MAKES YOUR DISTRICT ATTRACTIVE TO NON-RESIDENT FAMILIES?

7 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT MAKES YOUR DISTRICT ATTRACTIVE TO NON-RESIDENT FAMILIES? – THE SAME THINGS THAT MAKE LEGAL RESIDENTS WANT TO LIVE IN YOUR DISTRICT

8 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT MAKES YOUR DISTRICT ATTRACTIVE TO NON-RESIDENT FAMILIES? – THE SAME THINGS THAT MAKE RESIDENTS WANT TO LIVE IN YOUR DISTRICT HIGH QUALITY TEACHERS AND STAFF

9 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT MAKES YOUR DISTRICT ATTRACTIVE TO NON-RESIDENT FAMILIES? – THE SAME THINGS THAT MAKE RESIDENTS WANT TO LIVE IN YOUR DISTRICT HIGH QUALITY TEACHERS AND STAFF SPECIAL PROGRAMS

10 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT MAKES YOUR DISTRICT ATTRACTIVE TO NON-RESIDENT FAMILIES? – THE SAME THINGS THAT MAKE RESIDENTS WANT TO LIVE IN YOUR DISTRICT HIGH QUALITY TEACHERS AND STAFF SPECIAL PROGRAMS BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

11 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT MAKES YOUR DISTRICT ATTRACTIVE TO NON-RESIDENT FAMILIES? – THE SAME THINGS THAT MAKE RESIDENTS WANT TO LIVE IN YOUR DISTRICT HIGH QUALITY TEACHERS AND STAFF SPECIAL PROGRAMS BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE SPORTS POTENTIAL

12 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT MAKES YOUR DISTRICT ATTRACTIVE TO NON-RESIDENT FAMILIES? – MORE CONVENIENT WORK FAMILY

13 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS?

14 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS? – DIFFICULT REGISTRATION DON’T HAVE PROPER DOCUMENTS DOCUMENTS SHOW WRONG NAMES ONLY ONE MONTH PERIOD FAKE LEASES OR RENTAL AGREEMENTS QUESTIONABLE LANDLORD’S AFFADAVIT

15 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS? – DIFFICULT REGISTRATION – TARDY, SLOW, OR EARLY FREQUENT TARDIES (TRAFFIC?) SLOW TO RESPOND TO ILLNESS (DISTANCE) FREQUENT EARLY PICK-UPS (SHORT WORK DAY)

16 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS? – DIFFICULT REGISTRATION – TARDY, SLOW, OR EARLY – RETURNED MAIL GENERAL MAIL-OUTS TO PARENTS SPECIFIC LETTERS TO FAMILY

17 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS? – DIFFICULT REGISTRATION – TARDY, SLOW, OR EARLY – RETURNED MAIL – VERBAL STATEMENTS BY STUDENTS BY PARENTS BY OTHERS

18 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNS? – DIFFICULT REGISTRATION – TARDY, SLOW, OR EARLY – RETURNED MAIL – VERBAL STATEMENTS – BUS USAGE ON BUS ROUTE, BUT ALWAYS DROPPED OFF AND PICKED UP BY CAR BUS DRIVERS REPORT DROPPED BY CAR

19 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT IS THIS PROBLEM COSTING YOUR DISTRICT?

20 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT IS THIS PROBLEM COSTING YOUR DISTRICT? – GRADE SCHOOL AVERAGES $11,000 - $14,000 PER STUDENT FREQUENTLY MULTIPLE STUDENTS PER FAMILY

21 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT IS THIS PROBLEM COSTING YOUR DISTRICT? – GRADE SCHOOL AVERAGES – SPECIAL EDUCATION $32,000 - $34,000 PER STUDENT

22 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT IS THIS PROBLEM COSTING YOUR DISTRICT? – GRADE SCHOOL AVERAGES – SPECIAL EDUCATION – THE CONFIDENCE AND TRUST OF THE TAXPAYERS AND LEGAL RESIDENTS OF YOUR DISTRICT

23 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? – PREVENT IT STAFF TRAINING REGISTRATION POLICIES

24 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? – PREVENT IT – IGNORE IT

25 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? – PREVENT IT – IGNORE IT – INVESTIGATE WITH INTERNAL RESOURCES LETTERS MEETINGS WITH PARENT(S) STAFF INVESTIGATES QUESTION THE STUDENT(S)

26 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? – PREVENT IT – IGNORE IT – INVESTIGATE WITH INTERNAL RESOURCES – INVESTIGATE WITH EXTERNAL RESOUCES

27 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS DECISION CONSIDERATIONS – TIMING RIGHT AFTER START OF SCHOOL YEAR NEAR THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR BEFORE OR DURING FALL REGISTRATION ANY TIME YOU SUSPECT AN ISSUE

28 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS DECISION CONSIDERATIONS – TIMING – SCHOOL OR DISTRICT POLICY RE. COMPLETING YEAR SCHOOL CODE CAN BE SELF DEFEATING

29 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS DECISION CONSIDERATIONS – TIMING – SCHOOL OR DISTRICT POLICY RE. COMPLETING YEAR – COST; POTENTIAL FOR SOME RECOVERY COSTS VARY WIDELY SOME RECOVERY MAY BE POSSIBLE FALSE REGISTRATION IS A CRIME (FRAUD)

30 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS DECISION CONSIDERATIONS – TIMING – SCHOOL OR DISTRICT POLICY RE. COMPLETING YEAR – COST; POTENTIAL FOR SOME RECOVERY – CULTURE OF DISTRICT AND SCHOOL BOARD WILLING TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE, OR NOT

31 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS DECISION CONSIDERATIONS (CONT.) – HOMELESSNESS SELF-DECLARED, OR UNDECLARED LIVING WITH FRIENDS OR RELATIVES HAS A VALID LEASE OR RENTAL AGREEMENT?

32 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS DECISION CONSIDERATIONS (CONT.) – HOMELESSNESS – IMPACT ON OTHER FAMILIES; WORD OF MOUTH SET A CULTURE OF FIRM ENFORCEMENT FOR EVERY ONE DISENROLLED, MANY MORE WILL LEAVE VOLUNTARILY PUBLICITY OF SUCCESSFUL CASES HELPS ONE FAMILY CAN AFFECT 2 – 4 STUDENTS

33 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS DECISION CONSIDERATIONS (CONT.) – HOMELESSNESS – IMPACT ON OTHER FAMILIES; WORD OF MOUTH – COMPETING INTERESTS BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND DISTRICT

34 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS DECISION CONSIDERATIONS (CONT.) – HOMELESSNESS – IMPACT ON OTHER FAMILIES; WORD OF MOUTH – COMPETING INTERESTS BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND DISTRICT – IHSA ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION PRINCIPAL HOLDS MOST OF THE CARDS RISK OF HAVING WINS WIPED OUT

35 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS – LIABILITY DURING INVESTIGATIONS – RIGHTS TO PRIVACY – ILLINOIS SCHOOL CODE – CONFIDENTIALITY – ROLE OF THE DISTRICT’S ATTORNEY

36 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS? “Dealing correctly with non-resident students and their families will yield positive results in direct savings, indirect savings, and the level of trust and confidence in District Administration.”

37 NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION!! Gary W. Verseput MRC Investigations (USA), Inc Wheaton Oaks Court, Wheaton, IL Phone:


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