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Old 03-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Would you consider renting...

An apartment in the next town over so that you could use it as your home address and go to public school in that town? If the next town over had an incredibly good school system, but the taxes and real estate were so expensive that you couldn't afford to buy there?
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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Re: Would you consider renting...

Do you mean rent the apartment and actually live in it, or rent it just for the address? The OP is confusing me, lol.

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Wow, that is a really interesting question. I can't ever see us doing that, but we don't fit the bill (homeschool and live rather frugally)
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No, but we have zone variances here.


I do know that there was a rash of people doing this and their schools found out and took them to court etc. so I would be very careful abut doing it.
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I'd probably make friends with someone in that school district and use their address
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Do you mean rent the apartment and actually live in it, or rent it just for the address? The OP is confusing me, lol.

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Rent it just for the address, a cheap apartment. But live in the house you wanted, outside the school zone.
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Rent it just for the address, a cheap apartment. But live in the house you wanted, outside the school zone.
Oh!! Lol!! NOO! I misunderstood what you were saying. We would move there and live there. Not rent an apartment and leave it empty.
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Rent it just for the address, a cheap apartment. But live in the house you wanted, outside the school zone.
Not sure if they will take you to court here, I can ask my mom, however they will kick your kid out fast. You have to live, not just have a place, in district here. Then again this is a highly sought after district. I would live in the nasty trailer parks to make sure my DD attends here if I have to. I live in really nice income based housing at the moment. By nasty trailer park I mean run down, if you stay to yourself your fine, and you can find clean bug free trailers. Late and loud parties frequently outside and just bad location to.
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No, but we have zone variances here.

I do know that there was a rash of people doing this and their schools found out and took them to court etc. so I would be very careful abut doing it.
Can you explain zone variances? :-)

I've never heard of schools taking people to court, it seems like if you had the address and paid taxes, you'd be able to go to the schools, right? Funny.

Dh was considering this, and I'm not so sure, it feels fishy. Even if there aren't anything legally wrong with it (and now it sounds like there may be).
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Can you explain zone variances? :-)

I've never heard of schools taking people to court, it seems like if you had the address and paid taxes, you'd be able to go to the schools, right? Funny.

Dh was considering this, and I'm not so sure, it feels fishy. Even if there aren't anything legally wrong with it (and now it sounds like there may be).
Our district allows parents to speak with their principal and get a zone variance to another school in which the other principle has approved.

And if you do not live in the home it isnt your residence. They take them to court because schools lose federal and state funding that is alotted for that student at a specific school.

Will get a link to the story I first read about it in.
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