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In PA, can a family pay tuition and have their child attend public school in a district that they do not reside in?

Pittsburgh, PA |
Filed under: Education law

If yes, what are the steps in the process?

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The short answer is yes you can, but the "receiving" school district has the right to say no. For children with special needs, a home school district will sometimes place a child in a neighboring district if it does not have an appropriate placement. In that case, the child would still be enrolled in the home district although placed in the neighboring district.

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