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Proof of Residency

Establishing Student Residency

Parent(s) guardians(s) need to provide proof of residency at: kindergarten registration and when entering as a new student. 

The following information needs to be provided prior to the first day of the student's attendance:

  • An original or registered birth certificate, with raised seal and complete birth number, for the student
  • Other reliable proof, as determined by the Illinois Department of State Policy, of the student's identity and age, and an affidavit explaining the inability to produce a copy of the birth certificate.

CATEGORY A (ONE document required)

  • Most recent property tax bill and proof of payment e.g. canceled check (homeowners)
  • For recent move-ins, the Settlement Statement from closing documents on the sale of the home.
  • Original signed and dated lease and proof of last month's payment, e.g. canceled check or receipts (renters)
  • In lieu of lease, a letter from landlord and proof of last month's payment
  • Housing letter (military personnel)
  • Letter of residence to be used when the person seeking to enroll a student is living with a District resident
  • Most recent mortgage statement


CATEGORY B (TWO documents showing proper address required)

  • Driver's license or State ID
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Voter registration
  • Most recent cable television bill
  • Most recent credit card bill
  • Current public aid card
  • Current homeowners/rental insurance policy and premium payment receipt
  • Most recent gas, electric, water bill and/or phone bill

If you are having trouble obtaining any of the documents, please contact the school's administrative assistant who will be happy to assist you.

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