District 86 Registration and Residency Requirements
All District 86 students must register and provide proof of residency each year. Proof of residency is also required whenever a change of address occurs. If you have questions about these requirements, documents or other registration, residency or enrollment procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the school office or the District 86 Administrative Center at 630.655.6100.
District 86 Proof of Residency:
To register annually in District 86 and to meet the District 86 proof of residency requirements, parents / guardians must provide the appropriate residency documentation.
Parent / Guardian must provide 1 document from each category below [minimum of three documents]
Category I (one document):
- Current Real Estate Tax Bill
- Current Mortgage Papers
- Current Signed Lease (Lessee of the unit listed) AND letter from the Landlord listing occupants of the unit
- Letter of Residence from the Landlord listing occupants of the unit in lieu of lease
- Letter from Manager and proof of Last Month’s Payment, e.g., canceled check or receipt
Category II (one document):
- Current Illinois Driver’s License
- Current Illinois State ID Card
- Current Illinois Voter Registration Card
- Current Home / Apartment Insurance
- Current Illinois Medical Card
- Current Automobile Registration
- Current Major Credit Card Bill
- Current Checking or Savings Account Statement
- Current Public Aid Card
Category III (one document dated within the last 30 days):
- Gas Bill
- Electric Bill
- Water Bill
*Cellular and home telephone bills will not be accepted
If the parent / guardian is not a District 86 resident, the District 86 resident must complete and present an affidavit demonstrating residency. The parent / guardian must complete an affidavit and establish the custody of their student. If a parent / guardian has an issue providing any of the documentation requested, they should work with a building administrator to determine appropriate documentation. As determined on a case-by-case basis, and in the District’s sole discretion, the District may request additional documentation.
The right to attend a Hinsdale Township High School is extended to residents who live within the District’s boundaries. Students who move into the school district to live with relatives or friends for the purpose of attending a Hinsdale High School are not considered legal residents in the district and, therefore, cannot be admitted to the school. Pursuant to Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education Policy 7:50 School Admissions and Student Transfers To and From Non-District Schools and 7:60 Residence every family must provide evidence of residency before enrollment.
It is contrary to the policy of the Board of Education to admit students who do not legally reside with their parents or legal guardians within the District boundaries. The information you provide will be used by school officials to help establish the eligibility of each applicant for admission. Falsification of information on this form or otherwise submitted to the District may result in your child being excluded from school, and may expose you to monetary liability under Illinois law for payment of tuition for such time as your child was illegally enrolled in the District. For the 2017-2018 school year, annual tuition for District 86 is $18,444 and accrues on a daily basis in the amount of $105.40.
Further, any person who knowingly enrolls or attempts to enroll a non-resident student in the District or presents to the District any false information regarding the residency of a student commits a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a $500.00 fine and up to 30 days in jail.
In addition to the residency requirements to enroll in District 86, students wishing to participate in IHSA interscholastic athletics and activities at District 86 must also comply with IHSA By-law 3:030. This By-law states that, with certain exceptions, a student wishing to participate in IHSA athletics and activities must reside full-time with a parent, adoptive parent, custodial parent or legal court appointed guardian.