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 new students must be provided at the time of enrollment.

Returning Students
Residency documents for returning students enrolling for 2021-22 are due Friday, July 23, 2021.

The first day of school for 2021-22 is Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Students will be unenrolled if residency has not been approved.

This means students must be Elmwood Park residents effective Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.

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