Wife and I have Pennsylvania power of attorney and are in 5th year hosting "same"
(this is key) "F1 VISA
" international student who is currently enrolled at a SEVIS approved nearby public HS.
We were never informed by this school DSO "prior to" transferring her from her previous SEVIS approved private school that student would only be allowed to attend for ONE school year!(?!?!)
She is a junior and when we collectively (obviously with approval from her biological mom and single parent) decided to give this award winning public HS a chance --we "believed" it would be for the student/child's remaining 2 years of HS where she would graduate from.
Her mom "pays full state tuition" for her daughter to attend ($5K more than private school) so this is NOT a "J1 student" attending for FREE on local taxpayers money. It costs this public school district ZERO funds for her to attend and in her 6th month she is on High Honor and has never been a behavior issue.
Question(s) to you then are...
1) Is the DSO accurate in telling us per SEVIS rules this "F1 Visa" student paying full tuition AND transportation is 100% ineligible to return for her senior year at same HS?
2) If yes to above.... on what grounds has such a determination been made by SEVIS? Why is it ok for an F1 Visa student to attend multiple years at a SEVIS approved private school but NOT at a SEVIS approved public school whe she willingly is paying more ???
3) If yes (part 2) -- please advise as to what exceptions there are or could be that we can look further in to to allow her to return and finish her HS years at her current SEVIS public HS?