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Establishing Student Residency

An important message about residency.
Students attending District 63 schools must legally reside within the District’s boundaries. It is a criminal offense to enroll a non-resident student, except as allowed by law. Public school districts are supported by local tax dollars, and falsifying residency is an added burden on our taxpayers. D63 checks the residency of all new and returning students in May each year using a public records database called CLEAR Batch. Families may receive an email from the District requesting additional information in order to enroll their student(s).

Documents required for registration:

  • Category I (One document required)
    • Most recent property tax bill AND proof of payment, e.g., canceled check or Form 1098 (homeowners)
    • Mortgage papers (homeowners)
    • Signed and dated lease AND proof of last month’s payment, e.g., canceled check or receipts (renters)
    • Letter of residence from the landlord in lieu of lease
    • Letter of residence to be used when the person seeking to enroll a student is living with a District resident
      • Contact the school office for the form and additional information.
  • Category II (Two documents showing the proper address are required)
    • Driver’s license
    • Vehicle registration
    • Voter registration
    • Most recent cable television and/or credit card bill
    • Current bank statement
    • Current public aid card
    • Current homeowners/renters insurance policy and premium payment receipt
    • Most recent gas, electric, and/or water bill
    • Current library card - must have name and address showing
    • Receipt for moving van rental

CLEAR: Establishing Student Residency

  • Registration for the next school year opens early in April. Each March, the District runs the CLEAR batch program, incorporating all registered students. Once the CLEAR Batch process is complete, families may be required to submit additional residency information. This can happen for two reasons:
    • CLEAR Batch identified inconsistent or insufficient public records for that family
    • The family may have been randomly selected to provide additional documentation.

If we were unable to verify your residency, or you were randomly selected, you will be asked to provide proof of residency during registration.