Residency Verification


Only students who are Elmwood Park residents may attend District 401 schools, except as provided in Section 7:60 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual or in Illinois law.

A student's residence is the same as the person who has legal custody of the student.

Parents/legal custodians must provide documentary proof of residency every year, regardless of how many years they have lived in Elmwood Park. 

New Students
Residency documents for 2020-21 new students enrolling in grades PK-12 must be provided at the time of enrollment.

Returning Students
Residency documents for 2020-21 returning students enrolling in grades PK-12 are due Monday, July 20, 2020.

The first day of school for 2020-21 is Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Students will be unenrolled if residency has not been approved.

This means students must be Elmwood Park residents effective Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.

The District's residency requirement and related procedures are governed by Section 7:60 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual.