Indiana law eliminates tuition charges for out-of-district students

Sept. 3, 2008
Administrators worry that change could lead to chaos

Indiana's public schools will soon have to stop charging tuition to students who attend their schools but live in other districts. That will mean a nearly free pricetag that sounds good to parents but could tempt schools to recruit scholars or athletes and raises questions about equal access for poor students and racial minorities. The change is an unintended consequence of the state's new property tax law and creates a ripple effect of scenarios that have school administrators statewide grappling with admission and transfer policies and waiting to see if lawmakers intervene.

To read The Indianapolis Star article, click here.

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