New Student / Kindergarten Registration Requirements
Transfer students must provide Richmond County Public Schools with the following:
Residency Guidelines Richmond County Public Schools
Highlights of the Policies and Regulations – Policy JEC and JEC-R
"Residence" is defined as a domicile of an individual, meaning that the individual lives there with the intent to make it a fixed, permanent home and primary residence. A person may not buy or rent a domicile in his or her name for the purpose of establishing residency in a district, but have it remain empty or sublease it while reporting and maintaining that it is his or her current, primary residence. In order to be considered a primary residence, a person must reside, sleep, and perform daily living functions there. Utility bills and the like must be addressed to the individual at the primary residence address.
Richmond County Public Schools’ policy states that a child must attend school in the district where he/she resides with a parent or legal guardian unless otherwise approved as a non-resident.
The full policy can be found at www.richmond-county.k12.va.us. The Code of Virginia § 22.1-264.1 states, “Any person who knowingly makes a false statement concerning the residency of a child, as determined by § 22.1-3, in a particular school division or school attendance zone, for the purposes of (i) avoiding the tuition charges authorized by § 22.1-5 or (ii) enrollment in a school outside the attendance zone in which the student resides, shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor and shall be liable to the school division in which the child was enrolled as a result of such false statements for tuition charges, pursuant to § 22.1-5, for the time the student was enrolled in such school division.”