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Tuition contracts between school districts

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These contracts provided for payments to allow children from one school district to attend school in a neighboring district. It included information about contracting districts; number of students who will attend school under the contract; who will provide transport students, period of contract, and amount to be paid; and list of children to be taught under the contract, giving names, ages, and number of miles to contract school.
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4.2 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1927-1932
Series Number:
A3220

Arrangement

Chronological by school year, then alphabetical by county, then numerical by supervisory district number.

Scope and Content Note

These contracts provided for payments to allow children from one school district to attend school in a neighboring district. Contracting districts generally were common school districts whose school age population was too small to justify maintenance of a school.

The contracts contain the following information: names, titles, and addresses of contracting school officials; town and school district number of contracting districts; amount paid per student and terms of payment; assessed valuation of contracting district; number of school age children in contracting district and number who will attend school under the contract; name of person or firm hired to transport students from contracting district, period of contract, and amount to be paid; and list of children to be taught under the contract, giving names, ages, and number of miles to contract school.

Later contracts also provide additional information on the contracting district: number of children attending school within district; and number of teachers employed in district.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted under the Freedom of Information Law (personal privacy) and FERPA. The restrictions of non-directory student information under FERPA last for 100 years unless a student or parent has signed and filed a waiver allowing disclosure of the record.

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Custodial History

Accessioned as part of old accession -274, old collection 409, boxes 35 (part) - 39 (part).

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