MANUAL - Prior to enrolling in school, a student’s custodial parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must provide evidence to establish residency in the school district in which the student desires to enroll (Utah Code §53G-6-302). The Utah State Board of Education has provided a "Proof of Residency Model Procedures" document that shows examples of documentation a school may request to show residency. School personnel should determine the forms of documentation necessary to satisfy residency requirements for enrollment in school. It is not necessary to retain the documentation provided once the residency has been confirmed.
Student residency eligibility is based on where the custodial parent(s)/legal guardian(s) resides OR where the student resides using the following criteria/guidelines:
A student is considered a resident of the Jordan School District if:
- The student resides with a custodial parent or legal guardian who residence is within the District.
- The child resides in the district while under custody or supervision of a Utah state agency or approved placement.
- The student is living with a responsible adult resident of the district; AND if the student’s physical, mental, moral, or emotional health will be best served by considering them a resident for school purposes.
- While the student is receiving services from a health care facility or human services program.
- If the student is an emancipated minor or married.
A student whose custodial parent(s) or legal guardian(s) do not reside in Utah is considered to be a resident of the District if:
- The student resides with a responsible adult resident of the district (Utah Rule R277- 621 District of Residence) who is designated as the student’s legal guardian.
- The student lives with a responsible adult who is a resident of the district and is the child’s non-custodial parent, grandparent, brother, sister, uncle, or aunt.
- The student’s presence in the district is NOT for the primary purpose of attending public schools.
- The student’s physical, mental, moral, or emotional health will be best served by considering them a resident for school purposes.
A student’s custodial parent(s) or legal guardian(s) may request a determination that the student’s district of residency is a district other than where they reside by filing a written request.
- If the request is approved, the alternative district shall assume responsibility for providing educational services and shall enroll immediately (Utah Rule R277-621 District of Residence).
Students whose primary purpose for residing in the district is only to attend school, do not meet the criteria listed above and are subject to Open Enrollment (Utah Code §53G-6-401 & 402) and/or out of state tuition (if applicable).