What criteria determine residency for a student?
The residency of a student is determined by physical presence for a primary purpose unrelated to school. The home in which the student is living determines the residence even if the parent / guardian is not living in the same home with the child.
- A mailing address does not constitute residency.
- An apartment rented for the purpose of attending school does not establish residency.
- In the case of shared custody, parents/guardian must designate ONE district of residence.
- The rule of thumb is that residency is determined by where the child sleeps most nights for the week.