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Birth Certificate Requirements

Any student wishing to enroll in kindergarten at Jordan School District will need to provide an original or certified* copy of a birth certificate issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics at the time of registration. If a birth certificate is not available at the time of enrollment, a 30-day grace period is available to allow time to obtain the birth certificate.

Any student wishing to enroll in first through twelfth grade for the first time in a Jordan School District school will need to provide an original or certified* birth certificate issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics at the time of registration. If a birth certificate is not available at the time of enrollment, a 30-day grace period is available to allow time to obtain the birth certificate.

In rare cases, when an official birth certificate cannot be obtained, other reliable documents that could be accepted as proof of birth are:  taxes, a midwife certificate, religious blessing or baptismal records, affidavits from government officials, etc. which can provide proof of the student’s name and age. When a document other than the birth certificate is provided, an affidavit must be included explaining the inability to produce a copy of the birth certificate.  Sorry, but we are not allowed to accept a passport or visa as proof of birth.

Parents who are on welfare and cannot afford to pay for a birth certificate may go to their welfare assistance office and ask for a Form 125 - Verification of Birth.  Parents may then take the form to the Bureau of Vital Statistics where they will complete the Verification of Birth at no cost to the parent.  This form is acceptable in lieu of a birth certificate.

If you have additional questions regarding birth certificate requirements, you may contact your student’s school or Jordan School District’s Planning and Student Services department.

Statutory references:

Utah Code §53G-6-603

Jordan School District Policy AS63 II. (D), (1), (2), (3)

 

*Certified means a birth certificate issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics (not a copy).  It will have a raised seal or a colored, embossed seal.

 

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