Residency

Maine Township District 207 has contracted with an outside vendor to automatically verify the residency of all students. This automatic process provides the district a more effective, and accurate means of checking the actual residency of each student. Our 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. 

If your residency is verified through this process you will receive a letter informing you that the residency is verified and no further action is needed on your part. If your residency changes during the course of the school year you will need to inform the Student Services Department of the change of address.

If you receive a letter asking you to verify residency in any of our schools’ attendance areas you will be required to submit all paperwork to the Student Services Office by the deadline indicated in the letter.  Below are the links to the documentation that is required in order to prove residency based on your living arrangements: 

Documentation Needed for Proof of Residency in District 207

Custodial Care Part 1 & Custodial Care Part 2: Both are needed (if living with another family)

Formulario de Custodia Parte 1 y Formulario de Custodia Parte 2: Se necesita llenar ambos si vive con otra familia

Landlord Verification Form: if Renting Month to Month

McKinney Vento Form If you think you may be in a homeless situation please fill this out and call the Student Services Office

Formulario McKinney Vento Si usted cree que está en una situación de “personas sin hogar” llene este formulario y contacte la oficina de servicios estudiantiles.

If you are required to provide residency forms and supporting documents, they 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

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 in District 207. 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.