Board Meeting Agenda at page 848

CUSD is changing the Proof of Residence section of the policy:

at page 849

4. Proof of Residence

Prior to admission, students living within the District must provide proof of residency.

Residence of a student shall be verified by the Superintendent or designee through two different documents upon enrollment. Acceptable documents for verification include the following: current electric/gas bill or water/sewer bill and current mortgage statement, rental agreement or property tax bill. An escrow statement followed by verification of closing documents is also acceptable. All documents produced must be current and identify the parent/legal guardian as the resident. Acceptable documents for verification include the following:

• utility bills (i.e. electric, gas , water, sewer)

• mortgage statement

• rental agreement

• property tax bill or 

If the above-described documents are not available, the parent/legal guardian may offer other documents as proof of residence. However, since these documents may not be as reliable as those listed above, the District may also require additional verification, such as home visits and/or a signed affidavit from the parent/legal guardian as to the validity of their residence. Examples of these documents are:

• bank statements

• moving company receipts

• service letter from a utility company verifying residency

• escrow statement followed by verification of closing documents  

In order to verify residency, the Superintendent or designee or law enforcement personnel may make a home visit, require the parent or legal guardian to sign a statement under penalty of perjury as to the validity of his or her residence, or require additional documents establishing proof of residence.

In the event the Superintendent or designee reasonably believes false or unreliable evidence of residency has been provided by a parent/legal guardian, the District may initiate an investigation. The Superintendent or designee may hire a private investigator. Investigators must identify themselves truthfully and are prohibited from any photographing or recording as a part of their investigations.