Proof of Residence

Proof of Residence


Proof of Residence

The District 54 School Board requires that parents, guardians or people asserting legal custody provide legal proof of residence within the boundaries of the district to enroll a child in District 54 schools for the first time and every year thereafter during registration. All documents provided must be current and reflect name and address within District 54 boundaries.

Provide a copy of at least one of the following documents:

  • the most recent real estate tax bill or mortgage statement for residence showing owner as the taxpayer;
  • a signed lease for the residence including a beginning and end date; or
  • a closing statement for the purchase of  the residence.

In addition, provide a current copy of at least two of the following documents:

  • driver’s license or State of Illinois ID;
  • gas, water, electric, internet, television, telephone bill or letter confirming service connection;
  • public assistance documentation;
  • voter registration card;
  • home or vehicle insurance certificate;
  • State of Illinois automobile registration; or
  • receipt for local city vehicle sticker where applicable.

Any person asserting legal custody over a student, who is not the student’s parent or legal guardian, must provide current documentation from a court supporting the student custody arrangement.

Students who are homeless may attend school in the district pursuant to provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Click here to access additional information on McKinney-Vento.

You may also click here to go to the District 54 web page that contains Proof of Residence.