The Radnor Township School District Verification of Residency and Eligibility for Educational Servic

  • July 2008

    Below is the policy of the Radnor Township School District and the Pennsylvania state law regarding residency and eligibility to receive educational services within Radnor Township School District.

    Pennsylvania Public School Code, sections 1301, 1302, 1305, 1306, 1309, 1310, and 1316, contain the state law regarding enrollment and eligibility to attend the local public school where the parent/ guardian of a school-age student resides and the eligibility of certain non-resident students attending public schools. Radnor Township School District school board policies No. 200 (Enrollment in District), No. 201 (Admission of Students), and No. 202 (Eligibility of Non-Resident Students), in accordance with the state laws above, are the policies that govern your student(s) initial and continued eligibility to attend school in the Radnor Township School District. Therefore it is important to notify your child's school if you or your child's living arrangements change or if there is a change in custody or guardianship involving your child at any time during the school year.

    Please carefully review the following items that may impact your child's eligibility to attend school in the Radnor Township School District.
     
    You or your child has moved

    If you or your child has moved or will be moving at any time to a different location within Radnor Township or no longer reside in Radnor Township, you must immediately notify your child's school regarding your current address and continued eligibility to attend Radnor schools. Failure to do so may result in your child's withdrawal from school and legal proceedings against you to recover tuition and other associated fees regarding your child's removal from school.

    You are keeping a school-age child whose parents reside elsewhere

    If you are keeping a school-age child in your home, whose parents or guardians reside elsewhere, you must complete and submit an Affidavit of Residency form before the start of each school year. This form constitutes a sworn statement that you are providing gratis support to the school age child as if he/she was your own, and that the living arrangement is continuous and not just for the school year or solely for the purpose of attending school in Radnor Township.

    If you have previously completed an Affidavit of Residency form, a form will be mailed to you prior to the start of the school year. If you do not receive the form, please contact your child's school to make arrangements to receive a copy of the Affidavit of Residency.

    A new Affidavit of Residency must be completed each year for each child.

    These forms must be signed and notarized in the presence of a notary public. Failure to do so may result in your child's withdrawal from school and legal proceedings against you to recover tuition and other associated fees regarding your child's removal from school. In addition, any false information provided by you regarding residency could result in your personal liability for tuition and/or criminal prosecution.

    You are the parent/guardian of a school-age child, and you and your child are living with a Radnor Township resident (including a family member)

    If you are the parent or guardian of a school-age child who attends public school in the Radnor Township School District, and you are residing in the home of a Radnor Township resident, including family members, you must complete a Multiple Occupancy Registration before the start of each school year.

    The Multiple Occupancy Registration process contains two affidavits; an Application for Multiple Occupancy that is completed by the child's parent / guardian, and the Certificate of Multiple Occupancy that is completed by the Radnor Township resident with whom you reside.

    A new Application for Multiple Occupancy and a Certificate of Multiple Occupancy form must be completed each year.

    If you have previously completed an Application for Multiple Occupancy and a Certificate of Multiple Occupancy form, the forms will be mailed to you prior to the start of the school year. If you do not receive the forms, please contact your child's school to make arrangements to receive a copy of the Application for Multiple Occupancy and the Certificate of Multiple Occupancy forms. These forms must be signed and notarized in the presence of a notary public. Failure to do so may result in your child's withdrawal from school and legal proceedings against you to recover tuition and other associated fees regarding your child's removal from school. In addition, any false information provided by you regarding residency could result in your personal liability for tuition and/or criminal prosecution.

    If you have any questions regarding the above requirements, the school district polices, or questions regarding your child's specific eligibility for enrollment in school, please contact your child's school for assistance.