the time of registration, each new family will be asked to provide proof of residency in
the Whiteside School District and a birth certificate for each child they are registering.
Proof of Residency in the District may include:
a. current property tax receipt;
b. home purchase agreement or mortgage papers;
c. rent/lease receipt and affidavit from landlord;
d. receipt for utilities;
e. evidence to indicate that the student is in continuing residence with a parent or legally designated guardian, i.e., court order, welfare document and notarized Affidavit of Residence:
f. a letter from the owner stating that the person indicated is in residence at the present time;
An Illinois transfer form is mandatory for any student transferring from any other Illinois school.
LEGAL NOTICE: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ANYONE PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION REGARDING LEGAL RESIDENCY OF A STUDENT MAY BE LIABLE FOR:
1. PAYMENT OF APPLICABLE TUITION BASED ON PER CAPITA COSTS
2. RESULTING LEGAL COSTS
OTHER COST DEEMED NECESSARY
FALSIFYING RESIDENCY IS A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR PUNISHABLE BY UP TO A $500 FINE.
Admission into the District is based on chronological age. Children must be five years of age on or before September 1st of the current school year to enroll in kindergarten.
A kindergarten round up (pre-registration) will be held in the spring of the current school year. This will allow the administration to plan for the following school year.
FIRST GRADE ENROLLMENT
Children who have attended an approved public, private, or parochial school kindergarten program and who are age appropriate will be enrolled in first grade. Those children who fail to meet these requirements shall be administered a series of tests to ascertain their grade level placement.
Pre-registration for the next school year will be held in May of the current school year for students in attendance at Whiteside. Currently enrolled students who are not appropriately registered for the next school year will be dropped from enrollment and class lists.