Registering a New Student

Thank you for your interest in Cooperstown Central School District. In order to standardize the registration process, we ask that you provide the following information along with the attached registration paperwork.

Proof of Residency

Please submit evidence establishing you and your child’s physical presence within the school district.  Such evidence may include:

  • A copy of a residential lease or proof of ownership of a house or condominium, such as a deed or mortgage statement;
  • A statement by a third-party landlord, owner or tenant from whom the parent(s) or person(s) in parental relation lease or with whom they share property within the district, which may be either sworn or unsworn;
  • Such other statement by a third party establishing the parent(s)’ or person(s) in parental relation’s physical presence in the district.

If the documentation listed above is not available, the district will consider other forms of documentation which may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Pay stub;
  • Income tax form;
  • Utility or other bills;
  • Membership documents (e.g., library cards) based upon residency;
  • Voter registration document;
  • Driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver identification;
  • State or other government issued identification;
  • Documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (e.g., local social service agency, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement);
  • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers.

The district may also require the parent(s) or person (s) in parental relation to provide an affidavit either:

  • Indicating that they are the parent(s) with whom the child lawfully resides; or
  • Indicating that they are the person(s) in parental relation to the child, over whom they have total and permanent custody and control, and describing how they obtained total and permanent custody and control, whether through guardianship or otherwise.

The district will also accept other evidence of residency, such as documentation indicating that the child resides with a sponsor with whom the child has been placed by a federal agency.

 

Proof of Age

The district will require documentation and/or information establishing your child’s age.

Please supply a certified transcript of a birth certificate or record of baptism (including a certified transcript of a foreign birth certificate or record of baptism) giving the date of birth is available.  Where such documentation is not available, a passport (including a foreign passport) may be used.

Where birth certificate or passport is not available, the district may consider certain other evidence which has been in existence two years or more.  Other evidence may include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Official driver’s license;
  • State or other government issued identification;
  • School photo identification with date of birth;
  • Consulate identification card;
  • Hospital or health records;
  • Military dependent identification card;
  • Documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (e.g., local social service agency, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement);
  • Court orders or other court-issued documents;
  • Native American tribal document;
  • Records from non-profit international aid agencies and voluntary agencies.

 

Evidence of Immunizations & Physical

In accordance with the New York State Public Health Law, the district must also receive evidence that your child has been immunized in accordance with the New York State Department of Heath Immunization Bureau’s Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance. These records will be necessary to ensure your child’s continued attendance. Additionally, please provide us with records of any recent physical examination your child has received. New York State mandates that each new student entering a public school is required to have a physical examination upon entering the district. A physical completed no more than twelve months before the first day of the school year in question will meet this requirement.

 

Additional Information

In order to standardize the registration process, we ask that in addition to providing us with the above information, you complete the attached registration paperwork and return it to Registrar Janette Lyons.

If you have any questions with respect to the foregoing, please do not hesitate to contact Janette Lyons at 607.547.5300.

 

Non-Resident (Tuition) Students

The Cooperstown Central School District Board of Education allows non-resident students to attend Cooperstown Central Schools on a tuition basis. The tuition rate for the 2017-18 school year is $7,500 for students in grades K-12.

Please note, some of the requirements include:

  • Tuition will be due on an annual basis by Sept. 1 of each year;
  • Transportation will not be provided to students who live outside the district;
  • Students’ scholastic achievements are commensurate with the expectations of the program in which the student is enrolled;
  • Students must meet the district’s standards of conduct for students;
  • The student’s attendance does not create the need to employ additional staff, or cause class size to increase beyond what is desirable, or create stress on the use of the facilities in the district.

For additional information or questions you may have, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 607.547.5364, during the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.