Students NEW to the Smithton School District are required to enroll at the school office at 316 South Hickory Street. A parent/guardian must be present to complete the enrollment process.
ESTABLISHING STUDENT RESIDENCY
You must present a certified or registered birth certificate for the student at the time of enrollment.
You must present three documents as proof of residence bearing the name and in-district address of the parent/guardian of the child.
Most recent property tax bill
Closing papers on a recently purchased house
Current driver's license or state identification card
Current vehicle registration
Current public aid card with student's name
Most recent (within 60 days) utility bill (For example: gas, electric, cable television, trash, water bill
(No cell phones)
Anyone with a Custody Order Seeking to Enroll a Student
You must present court order, agreement, judgment, or decree that awards or gives custody of the student to any person (including divorce decrees awarding custody to one or both parents).
Non-Parent Seeking to Enroll a Student
You must complete and sign Evidence of Non-Parent's Custody, Control, and Responsibility of a Student form, along with district approval. (This must be done on a yearly basis).
The School District reserves the right to evaluate the evidence presented, and merely presenting the items listed in this Procedure does not guarantee admission.
If a student is determined to be a nonresident of the District for whom tuition must be charged, the persons enrolling the student are liable for non-resident tuition from the date the student began attending a District school as a non-resident.
A person who knowingly enrolls or attempts to enroll in this School District on a tuition-free basis a student known by that person to be a nonresident of the District is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, except in very limited situations as defined in State law (105 ILCS 5/10-20.12b(e).
A person who knowingly or willfully presents to the School District any false information regarding the residency of a student for the purpose of enabling that student to attend any school in that District without the payment of a nonresident tuition charge is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor (105 ILCS 5/10-20.12b(f).
Each summer ALL students are required to register for the upcoming school year. Items required for registration are listed above below. Yearly registration is generally held later in the summer. Registration details (dates/times) can be found on the district's web site.
Proof of residency (3)
Copy of certified birth certificate (if not already provided)
Health and dental records
Free and reduced lunch application (if applicable)
Payment of student fees
Current fees: $55, Tech: $45
Kindergarten snack fee: $96
4th grade recorders fee: $15
8th grade graduation cap and gown: $30
*for adults who have assumed responsibility for a pupil and provide the pupil with a fixed, nighttime abode, for reasons other than access to the educational programs of the school district.