Student Support Services


Residency determinations are the basis upon which public school entitlement is based. It is also the basis upon which school districts may limit their financial responsibilities for public instruction. The information presented covers who can enroll of students within the schools of the district, the evidence that can be used to support a claim of residency, and the process of denial and appeal.

August, 2019 - Education Commissioner Elia and Attorney General James Issue Guidance to Support Safety and Equal Access to New York Schools

July, 2018 - Residency Guidance

October, 2017 - Students Displaced by Recent Hurricanes pdf

August, 2015 - A Guide to Understanding the New Rules for School Registration pdf

Una Guía para Comprender las Nuevas Normas para la Inscripción en la Escuela pdf

October 24, 2014 - Enrollment Procedures for Immigrant Students

September 10, 2014 – Educational Services for Recently Arrived Unaccompanied Children pdf icon

August 30, 2010 – Student Registration Guidance pdf

Regulations Regarding Residency

The Science of Residency Determinations - 2005 Power Point Presentation

Part 100.2(y) – Commissioner’s Regulations

Last Updated: July 7, 2022