Substitute Senate Bill No. 472
          Substitute Senate Bill No. 472

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-31


AN  ACT CONCERNING RESIDENCES LOCATED IN TWO TOWNS
AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR EDUCATION.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Subsection  (a) of section 10-186
of  the  general  statutes  is  repealed  and  the
following is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Each local or regional board of education
shall furnish,  by  transportation  or  otherwise,
school  accommodations  so  that  each  child five
years of age and over and under  twenty-one  years
of  age  who is not a graduate of a high school or
vocational school may attend public school, except
as provided in section 10-233c, and subsection (d)
of section 10-233d. Any board of  education  which
denies  school  accommodations, including a denial
based on an issue of residency, to any such  child
shall  inform the parent or guardian of such child
or the child, in the case of an emancipated  minor
or  a pupil eighteen years of age or older, of his
right  to  request  a  hearing  by  the  board  of
education  in  accordance  with  the provisions of
subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section.
A  board  of  education  which  has  denied school
accommodations shall advise the board of education
under  whose  jurisdiction  it  claims  such child
should be attending  school  of  the  denial.  For
purposes   of  this  section,  (1)  a  "parent  or
guardian"  shall  include   a   surrogate   parent
appointed  pursuant  to  section  10-94g and (2) a
child residing in a dwelling located in more  than
one  town  in  this  state  shall  be considered a
resident of [the town which receives the  greatest
percentage   of   the   property  taxes  for  such
dwelling. Notwithstanding the provisions  of  this
subsection,  if  a  child attends school in a town
other than his town  of  residency  as  determined
pursuant  to  subdivision  (2) of this subsection,
the town in which he  is  attending  school  shall
allow  the  child  to  remain  in the school he is
attending until the  school  year  is  completed.]
EACH TOWN IN WHICH THE DWELLING IS LOCATED AND MAY
ATTEND SCHOOL  IN  ANY  ONE  OF  SUCH  TOWNS.  For
purposes  of  this  subsection, "dwelling" means a
single, two or three family house or a condominium
unit.
    Sec.  2.  This  act  shall take effect July 1,
1997.

Approved May 6, 1997