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New job in Germany/school in Basel

I am posting on behalf of my brother. He previously worked for a few years as IT consultant in Basel where his kids were educated (in the local school system). His assignment ended and he is now moving to Germany for a permanent job in Stuttgart. The plan is to keep a family base in Lörrach so they can retain the life they built in Basel.

As he will now be living in Germany with a German work contract, will he be able to enroll his children back in the local Basel school system?
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Old 15.05.2019, 19:49
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Re: New job in Germany/school in Basel

No. Kids go to school in the location they reside. If they reside in Lörrach, they are no longer in Switzerland. So why would they allow them to go to school there?
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Re: New job in Germany/school in Basel

In a lot of the border areas, around here, gva in particular, allow frontaliers' children to go to the local Swiss schools even though they live in neighbouring France. I've only heard it in respect of the frontaliers, so I assume there is a requirement somewhere that one parent works in CH. Best to inquire with the local school system they are already in about the so called rules which seem to be a bit grey around here.

Recently in the local paper there was an article about this because apparently there is some federal commission studying this at the moment. Some local districts around the gva border were outspoken in continuing such an arrangement otherwise they faced closure of the local schools. Like everything, some staunch supporters of this system, some the opposite.
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Re: New job in Germany/school in Basel

This Tageswoche article discusses whether Swiss living in Elsass (F) can send their children to school in Basel. The article notes that few do because it would cost Sfr 13'500 for primary school and Sfr 20'000 for gymnasium (college preparatory high school):

https://tageswoche.ch/gesellschaft/b...er-zur-schule/

For further information, consider searching on "in deutschland wohnen in der schweiz zur schule".
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