Dear Hawthorn School District 73 Parents and Guardians,
District 73 is moving to a more efficient residency verification process that will be easier for parents/guardians. Currently, all families are required to bring three documents to our District- Wide Residency Verification Event in August to demonstrate proof of residency on a yearly basis. Copies are made of those documents and kept in the student’s school record.
Beginning the spring of 2019, the District is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. The vendor will use a parent’s legal first and last name and address to crosscheck the information against other electronic databases such as utility companies. We anticipate the overwhelming majority of our families will be electronically verified. If your residency is electronically verified, there will be no need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the District’s boundaries.
If the District is unable to verify your address, you will receive a letter directly from our district office. The letter will provide details regarding the additional information you will need to provide in order for your child to start the 2019-20 school year.
Verifying residency is an effort to protect taxpayers and district resources by identifying non- residents attending District 73 schools. Illinois law mandates that parents demonstrate residency prior to enrollment in school and allows for periodic verification to validate compliance with the law. This new process will meet the requirements of the law while being more convenient for parents.
Please contact Hawthorn District Office at 847-990-4200 with any questions or concerns.