Proof of Residency

Please refer to Avoca School District 37 Board of Education Policy 7:60 regarding residency. In addition to any new student registering to attend Avoca schools, all students entering Kindergarten, 3rd and 6th Grades must provide the district with 3 proofs of residency within the district boundaries along with the completion of the Verification of Residency Form. You may provide 3 forms of any of the following documents:

Accepted documents for proof of residency:

Three documents are required to verify residency. You must present proof of residency with the Avoca School District 37 by providing one document from Category I AND two documents from Category II.

CATEGORY I (ONE document required)

 - Most recent property tax bill
 - Current mortgage papers/closing papers (for closing within the last 60 days)
 - Signed and dated lease, and proof of last month's payment (cancelled check or receipt)
 - Letter of residence from Landlord in Lieu of Lease form (available in school offices or on website)
 - Letter of residence to be Used When the Person Seeking to Enroll a Student is Living with a District Resident form (available in school offices or on website)

CATEGORY II (TWO documents required)
Each document must have the current address:

- Driver's License    - Most recent utility bill ((gas, electric, water or cable)
- Vehicle Registration   - Canceled checks with imprinted name and address
- Voter Registration   - Installment loan contract from bank or other financial institution
- Most recent credit card bill   - Residential service contract (e.g., appliance repair, exterminator, window installation, etc.)
- Current public aid card   - Paycheck or pay stub 
- Checking or savings account statement     

 Avoca School District 37 reserves the right to evaluate evidence presented, and merely presenting items does not guarantee admission. 

WARNING: If a student is determined to be a nonresident of the District for whom tuition must be charged, the persons enrolling the student are liable for nonresident tuition from the date the student began attending a District school as a nonresident. 

A person who knowingly enrolls or attempts to enroll in this School District on a tuition-free basis, a student known by that person to be a nonresident of the district is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, except in very limited situations as defined in State law (105 ILCS 5/10-20.12b(e)).

A person who knowingly or willfully presents to the School District any false information regarding the residency of a student for the purpose of enabling that student to attend any school in that district without the payment of a nonresident tuition charge is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor (105 ILCS 5/10-20.12b(f)).