Tuition going up next year for non-resident students at Corbin Independent School

CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) -- We've learned parents of students at Corbin Independent School who do not live in the district will have to pay more for tuition next year.

School leaders tell us there are around 60 students who live outside of the district whose parents pay tuition for them to go to school at Corbin Independent.

Right now, they pay $1,600 each school year, but next year that will go up to $2,500.

School leaders say they're raising tuition. because more non-resident students are coming to the district and state funds don't follow those students.

"Any time there's a burden or the board was really reluctant to do it, but our own taxpayers were paying more taxes so that's a burden from educating children that were not receiving state funds," said Ed McNeel the superintendent.

School leaders say they planned the tuition hike nearly a year in advance so families could start planning their budgets.

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