District 45 is beginning a more efficient residency verification process that will be easier for our parents. All parents who have students entering 3rd grade and/or 6th grade are required to demonstrate proof of residency.
Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, the District is contracting with a third-party vendor to verify student address information automatically. The vendor will use a parent's name and address to crosscheck the information against other electronic databases, such as utility companies. We anticipate the overwhelming majority of our families will be verified electronically. If your residency is electronically verified, you will receive a letter of confirmation and there will be no need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the District's boundaries. A letter will also be sent to families whose residency we are unable to verify electronically. The letter will include details on additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.
Verifying residency is done to protect taxpayers and District resources by identifying non-residents attending District 45 schools. Illinois law mandates that parents demonstrate residency prior to enrollment in school, and allows periodic verification to validate compliance with the law. This new process will meet the requirements of the law while being more convenient for our parents.