At times, the sending district may be granted representation on the receiving district's board of education. On the receiving district's board of education, the sending representative votes only on issues pertaining to the students received and district-wide issues.
Demographic changes in either of the districts may cause the sending district to seek to end the relationship. Some districts have sought to gain local control of education methods and facilities by pulling out of an existing sending relationship.
For example, the wealthy Englewood Cliffs Public Schools has sought to end its agreement with the heavily-minority Englewood Public School District, to have its students pulled out of Dwight Morrow High School. This plan was vigorously opposed by the Englewood district and the New Jersey Department of Education. A magnet program has been attempted as a compromise to attract Cliffs parents to send their children to the Dwight Morrow school instead of opting for private education.