School districts are on the lookout for this. Families decide to live in a jurisdiction with lower taxes or better environment, but want their child to go to school in another district for academic or athletic reasons.
You want one local government to believe you live in one place, but you want the school to believe you live in another.
The home district loves you because you send them money but don't use the resources. The school district hates you because you use their resources but don't pay your fair share.
Many times when you move into a school district they want proof: they want a utility bill, rental agreement, or mortgage documents to say you live there. What happens if you lie: They may charge you out of jurisdiction tuition. There could even be fines and penalties, or in extreme cases jail for tax fraud.
Keep in mind that you will never have access to the school bus because they will expect to pick up the children in front of the fake address. Also your child will eventually be forced to lie about where they live.
You do have options:
- investigate what the out of district cost is to attend the school you want.
- look at other schools in your district: in some cases you can go to a non-neighborhood school close to a parents work.
- If the schools are very bad: and this problem is recognized by the state or federal government; you may have more ability to transfer to another school or district.
- get involved with the schools to make them better.
Regarding Fair share:
- original district A pay property tax of x
- new district B pay property tax of y
- number of kids that attend district A schools: 0
- number of kids that attend district B schools: 2+ (the owners two children and the renters children)