16 NCAC 06J .0102           ELIGIBILITY

(a)  The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Education Services, North Carolina Schools for the Deaf, shall upon application, admit into the school for the purposes of education all hearing impaired children who are residents of the state, who are between the ages of 6 and 21 years; provided that the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Education Services, North Carolina Schools for the Deaf, may admit students under the age of six years when in its judgment, such admission will be in the best interests of the applicant and the facilities of the school.

(b)  Only those who are bona fide citizens and or residents of North Carolina shall be eligible and entitled to receive free tuition and maintenance.

(c)  Non‑resident deaf or hard‑of‑hearing children may be admitted, but in no event shall the admission of non‑residents in any way prevent the attendance of any eligible deaf or hard-of-hearing child, resident of North Carolina.

(d)  Provided the non‑resident child complies with Paragraphs (a) to (c) of this Rule, the child can be admitted to the school if he or she pays the per capita cost as reflected by the school's records.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 115‑340; 115C‑110; 115C‑111; 115C‑124; 155C‑366.1;

143B‑10; 143B‑216.33(a)(2);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1990;

Transferred from 10A NCAC 94 .0102 Eff. June 1, 2011.