Documentation of Residency

The district may require that parents or persons in parental relation submit documentation establishing physical presence of the child in the school district. Such documentation may include but shall not be restricted to:

  • A copy of a residential lease or proof of ownership of a house or condominium (e.g. a deed or mortgage statement)
  • A statement by a third-party landlord, owner or tenant
  • Such other statement by a third party establishing the parent(s)’ or person(s) in parental relation’s physical presence in the district.

If the documentation listed above is not available, the district shall consider other forms of documentation and/or information establishing physical presence in the district, including but not limited to the following:

  • Pay stub
  • Income tax form;
  • Utility or other bills;
  • Membership documents (e.g., library cards) based upon residency;
  • Voter registration document(s);
  • Official driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver identification;
  • State or other government issued identification;
  • Documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (e.g., local social service agency, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement); or
  • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers.
  • The district shall consider other forms of documentation produced by the child, the child’s parent(s) or person(s) in parental relation, including those in the list immediately preceding this paragraph.

Documentation of Age

Important note: Where a certified transcript of a birth certificate or record of baptism, (including a certified transcript of a foreign birth certificate or record of baptism) giving the date of birth is available, no other form of documentation is needed to determine a child’s age.

If none of the forms of documentation outlined above are available, certain other documentary or recorded evidence in existence two years or more, except an affidavit of age, may be used to to determine a child”s age. These forms of documentation include, but are not limited to:

  • Official driver’s license;
  • State or other government issued identification;
  • School photo identification with date of birth;
  • Consulate identification card;
  • Hospital or health records;
  • Military dependent identification card;
  • Documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (e.g., local social service
  • agency, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement);
  • Court orders or other court-issued documents;
  • Native American tribal document; or
  • Records from non-profit international aid agencies and voluntary agencies.