Title 16

Chapter 64
Residence of Children for School Purposes

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-64-6

§ 16-64-6. Disputes over residency — Determination proceedings.

When a school district or a state agency charged with educating children denies that it is responsible for educating a child on the grounds that the child is not a resident of the school district or that the child is not the educational responsibility of the state agency, the dispute shall, on the motion of any party to the dispute, be resolved by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education or the commissioner’s designee who shall hold a hearing and determine the issue. At any hearing, all parties in interest shall have the right to a notice of the hearing and an opportunity to present evidence and argument on their own behalf. A hearing under § 16-39-2 shall not be a prerequisite to a hearing under this section. The commissioner of elementary and secondary education shall have power to issue any interim orders pending a hearing needed to insure that a child receives education during the pendency of any matter. Interim orders and all final orders shall be enforceable in the superior court for Providence County at the request of any interested party and shall be subject to review in the superior court in accordance with the Rhode Island Administrative Procedures Act, chapter 35 of title 42.

History of Section.
P.L. 1982, ch. 367, § 1.