2021-22 District 86 Residency Requirements
All District 86 students must provide proof of residency each school year. Proof of residency is also required whenever a change of address occurs. The District has contracted with a third party vendor to electronically check student residency information. When residency cannot be electronically verified, further proof of residency will be required. If you have questions about the residency verification requirements, documents, or procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar Office at Hinsdale Central or Hinsdale South.
District 86 Proof of Residency:
To prove residency in District 86, parents / guardians must provide the required residency documentation. Parents/Guardians must provide 1 document from each category below [minimum of 3 documents total].
Category 1 (1 document):
- Current Real Estate Tax Bill
- Current Mortgage Statement or Closing Documents
- Current Signed Lease AND Notarized Landlord Affidavit / Notarized Letter of Residence from the Landlord listing occupants of the unit
- Current Signed Lease AND Proof of Last Month’s Payment [canceled check]
Category 2 (1 document):
- Current Illinois Driver’s License
- Current Illinois State ID Card
- Current Illinois Voter Registration Card
- Current Home / Apartment Insurance
- Current Automobile Registration
- Current Public Aid Documentation
- Current Federal or State Agency Documentation
Category 3 (1 document dated within the last 30 days):
- Gas Bill
- Electric Bill
- Water / Sewage / Garbage Bill
- Internet / Cable Bill
*Cellular and home telephone bills will not be accepted
Please Note: If the student’s parent / guardian is not a District 86 resident, the District 86 resident with whom the student is living must submit proof of residency and must complete and present an affidavit demonstrating legal custody of the student. The student’s parent / guardian also must complete an affidavit. If a parent / guardian or the District 86 resident has an issue providing any of the documentation requested, they should work with a building administrator to determine the appropriate documentation to be submitted. As determined on a case-by-case basis, and in the District’s sole discretion, the District may request additional documentation.
The right to attend a Hinsdale Township High School is extended to residents who live within the District’s boundaries. Students who move into the school district to live with relatives or friends for the purpose of attending a Hinsdale High School are not considered legal residents in the district and, therefore, cannot be admitted to attend school in the District. Pursuant to Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education Policy 7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools and 7:60 Residence every family must provide evidence of residency before enrollment.
It is contrary to the policy of the Board of Education to admit students who do not legally reside with their parents or legal guardians within the District boundaries. The information you provide will be used by school officials to help establish the eligibility of each applicant for admission. Falsification of information on this form or otherwise submitted to the District may result in your child being excluded from school, and may expose you to monetary liability under Illinois law for payment of tuition for such time as your child was illegally enrolled in the District. For the 2021-2022 school year, annual tuition for District 86 is $21,036 and accrues on a daily basis in the amount of $116.87.
Further, any person who knowingly enrolls or attempts to enroll a non-resident student in the District or presents to the District any false information regarding the residency of a student commits a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a $500.00 fine and up to 30 days in jail.
Note: In addition to the residency requirements to enroll in District 86, students wishing to participate in IHSA interscholastic athletics and activities at District 86 must also comply with IHSA By-law 3:030. This By-law states that, with certain exceptions, a student wishing to participate in IHSA athletics and activities must reside full-time with a parent, adoptive parent, custodial parent, or legal court appointed guardian.