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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Chapter 228
Public Education: General Provisions
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Section 228.121, Florida Statutes 2001

228.121  Nonresident tuition fee; tuition fee exemptions.--

(1)  Pupils in grades kindergarten through 12 whose parent, parents, or guardians are nonresidents of Florida may be charged a tuition fee of $50, payable at the time of enrollment of such pupils.

(2)  For the purposes of this section, a nonresident is defined as a person who has lived in Florida less than 1 year, has not purchased a home which is occupied by him or her as his or her residence prior to the enrollment of his or her child or children in school, and has not filed a manifestation of domicile in the county where the child is enrolled.

(3)  No tuition shall be charged pupils who are homeless children as defined in s. 228.041(35); pupils whose parent, parents, or guardian are in the federal military service or are civilian employees, the cost of whose education is provided in part or in whole by federal subsidy to state-supported schools; or pupils whose parent, parents, or guardian are migratory agricultural workers. No tuition shall be charged pupils who reside in residential care facilities operated by the Department of Children and Family Services and who receive their education under s. 230.23(4)(n).

(4)  Funds as set forth in this section shall be collected by the school in which the child is enrolled and shall be remitted to the school board for the district in which the funds are collected. The school board shall use the funds for the operation and maintenance of its schools.

History.--s. 1, ch. 72-221; s. 72, ch. 73-333; s. 2, ch. 80-240; s. 1, ch. 80-303; s. 3, ch. 89-304; s. 42, ch. 90-288; s. 1210, ch. 95-147; s. 162, ch. 97-190; s. 27, ch. 99-8.

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