Residency

Maine Township District 207 requires that each student’s residency is verified every year they attend one of our schools. This year, we have contracted with an outside vendor to assist in verifying the residency of all returning students. This process provides the district a more effective and accurate means of checking the actual residency of each student. As a result of this new process, some families will be verified without being asked to provide further documentation, while some families will still need to complete our residency paperwork.  Mailings for your residency requirements were sent out in early June to students returning to Maine East High School and students who just completed 8th grade in one of our sender districts.

In order to attend Maine Township High School District 207 schools, students must live within the district and school boundaries. The intent in verifying each student’s residency is to ensure that we are in compliance with state law and to fulfill our obligation to District 207 taxpayers that we allocate our resources to educate students who are legitimately entitled to attend our school.

While more detailed information about providing proof of residency is included here on the Maine 207 District website please see below specific instructions for various student groups. 

Affirmation of Legal Residency
Declaracion de Residencia Legal
 

Rentals and Leases: If you rent your home and do not have a lease or are renting month to month, please have your landlord complete and notarize the Resident Landlord Verification Form indicating that you live at the property.

For Incoming Freshmen from Sender Districts:  

  • If your address was verified, download and complete the top portion of the Affirmation of Residency Form (available above), complete steps 1 & 2, and sign at the bottom. Please know that if you are divorced, you will need to attach a copy of your divorce decree showing who has physical custody of the child as noted in step 2.
  • If your address was not verified, download and complete the entire Affirmation of Residency Form and provide copies of required documents. 

For Returning Students:  

  • If your address was verified, you do not need to provide any further documentation. Should your residency change during the course of the 2017-18 school year, you are obligated to inform the school of the change of address and bring in supporting documents.
  • If your address was not verified, download and complete the entire Affirmation of Residency Form and provide copies of required documents. 

For Students New to the District:  

  • Download the Affirmation of Residency Form. Complete this entire form and provide copies of required documents.

For Custodial Care:  

If your living arrangement involves living with another family, please complete and return Custodial Care Form Part 1 (Formulario del Cuidado de Custodia, Parte 1) and Custodial Care Form Part 2 (Formulario del Cuidado de Custodia, Parte 2).

Residency forms and supporting documents can be submitted in person at Maine West High School or through the U.S. Mail to:


Dr. Claudia Rueda-Alvarez, Assistant Principal for Student Services
Maine West High School
1755 South Wolf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018


Alternatively, residency forms and supporting documents can be scanned and sent via email to:

westresidency.groups@maine207.org

 

If the school obtains information indicating that you do not live in the Maine West attendance area, a thorough investigation of your residency will be conducted which may require additional proof of residence.

Please note that owning property in Maine Township High School District 207 in which you DO NOT reside DOES NOT make you a legal resident and therefore DOES NOT qualify your child to attend school at Maine West. The Illinois School Code mandates that you and your child actually reside, on a permanent basis, in the attendance area in order for your child to attend school.

Parents who falsify their residence information for the purpose of obtaining tuition-free attendance for their children at this high school commit a criminal offense and may be subject to legal action. Also, Maine Township High School District 207 may take legal action for recovery of tuition. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

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