2021 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 22 - Public Schools
Article 12A - Attendance for Success
Section 22-12A-5 - Public school attendance.
A. Local school boards may admit as students school-age persons who do not live within the school district to the public schools within the school district when there are sufficient school accommodations to provide for them.
B. Local school boards may allow students to transfer to a public school outside the student's attendance zone but within the school district when there are sufficient school accommodations to provide for them.
C. Local school boards shall charge a tuition fee for the right to attend public school within the school district to those school-age persons who do not live within the state. The tuition fee shall not exceed the amount generated by the public school fund for a student similarly situated within the school district for the current school year.
D. When the parent of a student not living in the state pays an ad valorem property tax for school purposes within a school district, the amount of the tuition payable for the school year shall be reduced by the district average ad valorem tax per student as determined by the ad valorem tax credit used in calculating the state equalization guarantee distribution.
History: Laws 2019, ch. 223, § 5.ANNOTATIONS
Effective dates. — Laws 2019, ch. 223 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective June 14, 2019, 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.