Frequently Asked Questions
Can my son or daughter attend Kenmore schools if we no longer live in the district?
No. The Board of Education policy and regulations state that a child needs to reside in the district with a legal parent and/or guardian in order to attend school in the Ken-Ton School District.
What does reside mean?
A child needs to live, dwell in, sleep, and be located in the Ken-Ton residence.
We own property in Kenmore/Town of Tonawanda. Can my child attend school in the Ken-Ton School District even though my child does not reside in the district?
No. The BOE policy and regulations state that a child needs to reside in the district with a legal parent and/or guardian in order to attend school in the Ken-Ton School District.
We have always lived in Ken-Ton. I went to school in Ken-Ton and so did my parents. We moved and no longer live in the Ken-Ton School District. Can my child finish the school year in the district?
The district policy and regulations permit a child who started the school year in the district the opportunity to remain enrolled in the Ken-Ton School District until the end of the marking period
. There are four marking periods at the middle/high school level and three marking periods at the elementary school level. Parents are required to alert the school and Central Registration when the move occurred and a request form is completed by the parent. If approved by the principal, the child has the opportunity to remain in the school enrolled until the end of the marking period. Please see the marking period dates on the District Calendar
. If the child is a senior at Kenmore East or Kenmore West, there is a Senior Exception Application depending on the date of the move. Central Registration can assist with this request.
What happens if we do not notify the school and/or the district of an address change to another school district?
The district monitors residency carefully. If the district determines that a child has enrolled in a school in the district but no longer resides in the district, the district excludes the child from school and may recover the cost of educating the child from the parent and/or guardian. The costs range from $8,000 - $30,000.
Can my child live with a family member or a friend in the Ken-Ton School District in order to attend schools in the district?
The child needs to reside with a parent and/or guardian in the Ken-Ton School District in order to attend school in the district. Transfer of guardianship is a legal matter and the legal documents need to be provided to the school district in order for enrollment in the Ken-Ton School District to continue.
What is a legal guardian?
Legal Guardianship means the individual pays for food, living expenses, clothing, school supplies, and claims the student on New York State Income Tax files. The parent gives up all rights to the child.