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REGISTRATION/RESIDENCY

Parents are required to register their children for school each school year. Registration of returning students is available online in the spring from the District 59 website homepage under Skyward Family Access. New student registration begins in February and continues through August. Specific dates and times may be obtained by calling your local school or the District office at 847-593-4300. Children may be registered in a District 59 school only if their parents/guardians/legal custodians are legal residents of School District 59. Returning students entering 3rd and 6th grades must re-submit residency verification prior to being registered. Separate residency rules apply to homeless students and students eligible for special education services. Any questions regarding residency should be directed to the Educational Services Department at 847-593-4354.

Only students who are residents of the District may attend a District school without a tuition charge, except as otherwise provided by law. A student’s residence is the same as the person who has legal custody of the student.

A person asserting legal custody over a student, who is not the child’s natural or adoptive parent, shall complete a signed statement, stating: (a) that he or she has assumed and exercises legal responsibility for the child, (b) that the child lives with him or her for reasons other than to have access to the educational programs of the District, and (c) that he or she exercises full control over the child regarding daily educational and medical decisions in case of emergency. In addition, the child’s natural or adoptive parent, if available, shall complete a signed statement or Power of Attorney stating: (a) the role and responsibility of the person with whom their child is living, and (b) that the person with whom the child is living has full control over the child regarding daily educational and medical decisions.

The Illinois School Code provides that a person who knowingly or willfully presents false information to the District regarding the residency of a student for the purpose of enabling the student to attend the schools of the District without the payment of nonresident tuition is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. If the Superintendent determines that a student already enrolled is not a resident of the School District, notice of the decision and an opportunity for a hearing shall be given, a hearing held before the Board or its hearing officer if timely requested, and a decision made in accordance with the procedures specified in the School Code. The student may be unenrolled and tuition charged for the period of non-residency, if non-residency is found by the Superintendent, subject to appeal to, and/or affirmation by the Board. However, pending any appeal to, and/or affirmation by the Board of the Superintendent’s determination of non-residency, a student enrolled and attending school in the District may continue to attend school. The person responsible for the student is responsible for tuition pending an appeal if non-residency is found by the Board, as well as tuition for the entire period of non-residency.

In determining whether a student is a resident of the District, the District will require a student to re-prove residency upon enrolling, at kindergarten, at third grade and at sixth grade. The District may conduct a residency investigation before and/or after his/her initial enrollment.

NEW FAMILIES

Families moving into District 59 during the summer may register their child at the School District Administration Center on designated dates or at his/her designated school of attendance during the regular August registration period.

Parents who will be out of town during the regularly scheduled dates for summer registration should contact their local school the first week of August.

Parents/Guardians of students enrolling in the District for the first time must present:

1. A certified copy of the student’s birth certificate.
2. Proof of residence, as required by Board policy 7.60, Residence.
3. Proof of disease immunization or detection and the required physical examination, as required by State law and Board policy 7.100, Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students. Information regarding additional health examination requirements will be made available to parent(s)/guardian(s) upon enrollment.

ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES

Maps of the School District are available at all District 59 schools, the Administration Center and online at http://www.ccsd59.org/district-boundaries/. If you have a question concerning a school boundary assignment, please contact the Transportation Facilitator at the Administration Center at 847-593-4379.

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

The Building Principal shall assign students to classes. Program placement may determine a student’s attendance center.


GRADE PLACEMENT

TRANSFER STUDENTS

For students transferring into District 59, the grade placement by a previous pubic school of attendance will be accepted.  Grade placement by a non-public school will be accepted if the school has a Certificate of Nonpublic Recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education, or, if outside Illinois, the previous school of attendance is accredited by the state agency governing education.

Students who transfer from a non-recognized or non-accredited school will be assigned to a grade level according to their age/or academic proficiency as demonstrated to the Principal or designee.  Grade placement is at the sole discretion of the District, and all school and class assignments will be made according to School Board policy 7:30, Student Assignment.

KINDERGARTEN

All children residing in School District 59 must be five years old on or before September 1 of the current school year to be eligible for kindergarten. Parents/guardians of enrolling kindergarten students must provide a certified copy of a governmentally- issued birth certificate. When a certified copy of the birth certificate is presented, the school shall promptly make a copy for its records, place the copy in the student’s temporary record, and return the original to the person enrolling the child. Hospital birth certificates and baptismal certificates will not be accepted. If you do not have a legal birth certificate for your child, we suggest that you request one immediately by using a request form available at each of the schools. If a birth certificate is not available, then other proof of the child’s identity and age and a sworn statement explaining why the birth certificate cannot be produced must be provided to the Principal or designee. A parent may request early kindergarten admission for a child who does not meet the age eligibility requirement. Specific criteria must be met, which includes providing compelling evidence that the child is exceptionally advanced in school readiness relative to the children who are of kindergarten age. Requests for early admission to kindergarten should be made to the Executive Director for Student Growth and Accountability at 847-593-4305. For additional information on the criteria and application process, please access the District 59 website: http://www.ccsd59.org.

FIRST GRADE

Children entering first grade must be six years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year. A parent may request early first grade admission for a child who does not meet the age eligibility requirement. Based upon an assessment of the child’s readiness, a child may be allowed to attend first grade if he or she attended a non-public preschool, continued his or her education at that school through kindergarten, was taught in kindergarten by an appropriately licensed teacher, will be six years old on or before December 31, and meets additional criteria established by District 59 which includes compelling evidence that the child is exceptionally advanced in school readiness relative children who are of first grade age. Requests for early admission to first grade may be made to the Executive Director for Student Growth and Accountability at 847-593-4305. For additional information please access the District 59 website: http://www.ccsd59.org.


 

ENROLLMENT OF TRANSFER STUDENTS TO DISTRICT 59

Students transferring from another school district must present a Student Transfer Form (or the equivalent out-of-State form) from their previous school indicating whether or not they are “in good standing,” i.e., not currently suspended or expelled or subject to suspension or expulsion, and whether or not their medical records are up-to-date and complete. Academic and health records should also be requested from the previous school. Forms for this purpose are provided at each of the schools at time of registration.

All transfer students serving terms of suspension or expulsion from any public or private out-of-state or Illinois school must serve the entire duration of the suspension or expulsion and meet all applicable residency requirements before being enrolled in Community Consolidated School District 59.

Where the duration of the transferring student’s suspension or expulsion is not indicated, the Superintendent will recommend, and the Board of Education will determine, the duration of the suspension or expulsion. Expulsions of indefinite duration shall not exceed two years from the date of the expulsion.

Parents may request a review of their child’s expulsion from a transferring school only where:

(a) the prior expulsion was issued by a private school, and
(b) the prior expulsion was for reasons other than the student’s misconduct or disciplinary record.

The request for such a review must be made to the Superintendent who may recommend to the Board of Education that the student be enrolled before the expiration of the expulsion.
Where an appropriate program is available, the Board of Education, in its discretion after considering the recommendation of the Superintendent, may place the transfer student in an alternative program for the duration of the student’s suspension or expulsion.

 

TRANSFER OUT OF DISTRICT 59

When a child is to be transferred out of District 59, it is necessary to notify the school office as early as possible and provide your new address. A parent/guardian will need to sign the Consent for Release of Information form which can be obtained from the school office. A signed Consent for Release of Information form will allow the school to transfer copies of school and medical records to the child’s new school.

Students moving to another Illinois public school must present a Student Transfer Form to the receiving school indicating whether or not the student is “in good standing” and whether or not the medical records are up to date and complete. The Student Transfer Form is available from your child’s school. For transferring junior high students, a student will check out of each class while progressing through the class schedule during the last day of attendance. The school office will then provide the student with the Student Transfer Form. No public school district is permitted to admit a new student unless the student can produce the Student Transfer Form from the student’s previous Illinois public school district.

A student whose family moves out of the District during the school year is permitted to attend school for the remainder of the school year without payment of tuition. Transportation of the student to and from school shall be the responsibility of the parent or guardian.


ALTERNATE ATTENDANCE OPTIONS (OPEN TRANSFERS)

A student’s parents/guardians may request the student be transferred to a District school other than the one to which the student was assigned. Procedures for processing a transfer request within the District are in accordance with Board Policy 7.30, Student Assignment, and accompanying regulation/exhibits. Students who are granted a transfer within the District shall be responsible for their own transportation.

Open Transfer Procedures

Each year by May 1st a parent or guardian must complete and file the Open Transfer Request Form for the upcoming school year with the Office of the Superintendent.

The Administrative Leadership Team will review:
a. parent rationale
b. analyze the educational setting
c. availability of space
d. availability of support services.

The Office of the Superintendent will determine if there exists the availability of space and the necessary support services at the school of the proposed transfer for the school term.
The Superintendent will be responsible for making the final determination on the open transfer request.

Parents will be notified of the decision prior to the end of the current school year for students in grades 1-5. Kindergarten requests will be finalized in August, after the summer registrations have been processed.
If a transfer is approved, it shall be the parent’s responsibility to provide transportation for the student to and from school.

If a transfer is not approved for the upcoming school year, the student will attend his/her assigned school, regardless of the student’s current District school of attendance.

It is a parent’s responsibility to ensure his/her child is on time for school and picked up promptly after school each day. Transportation to and from the school for approved open transfer students is the parent(s) responsibility. Transportation, paid for by the parent(s), may be available if the student can walk to an existing bus stop.


PART TIME ATTENDANCE

The District accepts nonpublic school students, including parochial and home-schooled students, who live within the District for part-time attendance in the District’s regular education program on a space-available basis. Requests for part-time attendance must be submitted by the nonpublic school principal to the principal of the school in the school attendance area where the student resides. All requests for attendance in the following school year must be submitted before May 1.

Students accepted for partial enrollment must comply with all discipline and attendance requirements established by the school. A part-time student may attend any co-curricular activity associated with a District class in which he or she is enrolled. The parent(s)/guardian(s) of a student accepted for part-time attendance is responsible for all fees, pro-rated on the basis of a percentage of full-time fees. Transportation to and/or from school is provided to nonpublic school students on regular bus routes to or from a point on the route nearest or most easily accessible to the nonpublic school or student’s home. This transportation shall be on the same basis as the District provides transportation for its full-time students. Transportation on other than established bus routes shall be the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s).

Students With a Disability
The District will accept for part-time attendance those students with disabilities who live within the District and are enrolled in nonpublic schools. Requests must be submitted by the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s). Special education services shall be provided to such students as soon as possible after identification, evaluation and placement procedures as provided by State law. Transportation for such students shall be provided on the same basis as the District provides transportation for regular education part-time students, unless otherwise required by the child’s individualized educational program on the basis of the child’s disabling condition or as the special education program may require.


HOMELESS STUDENTS

Homeless children may attend District schools when: (a) they resided in the District’s attendance area when permanently housed or last enrolled in school; or (b) they are currently living within the District’s attendance area. A homeless child shall be immediately admitted, even if the child or child’s parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment, such as proof of residency, medical records, or other documentation.

Homeless students shall be provided equal access to all educational programs and services for which they are eligible and that non-homeless students enjoy including transportation services, educational services, and meals through school meals programs. Homeless students will not be stigmatized by school personnel.

Further information regarding the educational rights of homeless students may be obtained by contacting the District’s Homeless Student Liaison:

Karen Starr
Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services
847-593-4335

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REGISTRATION/RESIDENCY

Parents are required to register their children for school each school year. Registration of returning students is available online in the spring from the District 59 website homepage under Skyward Family Access. New student registration begins in February and continues through August. Specific dates and times may be obtained by calling your local school or the District office at 847-593-4300. Children may be registered in a District 59 school only if their parents/guardians/legal custodians are legal residents of School District 59. Returning students entering 3rd and 6th grades must re-submit residency verification prior to being registered. Separate residency rules apply to homeless students and students eligible for special education services. Any questions regarding residency should be directed to the Educational Services Department at 847-593-4354.

Only students who are residents of the District may attend a District school without a tuition charge, except as otherwise provided by law. A student’s residence is the same as the person who has legal custody of the student.

A person asserting legal custody over a student, who is not the child’s natural or adoptive parent, shall complete a signed statement, stating: (a) that he or she has assumed and exercises legal responsibility for the child, (b) that the child lives with him or her for reasons other than to have access to the educational programs of the District, and (c) that he or she exercises full control over the child regarding daily educational and medical decisions in case of emergency. In addition, the child’s natural or adoptive parent, if available, shall complete a signed statement or Power of Attorney stating: (a) the role and responsibility of the person with whom their child is living, and (b) that the person with whom the child is living has full control over the child regarding daily educational and medical decisions.

The Illinois School Code provides that a person who knowingly or willfully presents false information to the District regarding the residency of a student for the purpose of enabling the student to attend the schools of the District without the payment of nonresident tuition is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. If the Superintendent determines that a student already enrolled is not a resident of the School District, notice of the decision and an opportunity for a hearing shall be given, a hearing held before the Board or its hearing officer if timely requested, and a decision made in accordance with the procedures specified in the School Code. The student may be unenrolled and tuition charged for the period of non-residency, if non-residency is found by the Superintendent, subject to appeal to, and/or affirmation by the Board. However, pending any appeal to, and/or affirmation by the Board of the Superintendent’s determination of non-residency, a student enrolled and attending school in the District may continue to attend school. The person responsible for the student is responsible for tuition pending an appeal if non-residency is found by the Board, as well as tuition for the entire period of non-residency.

In determining whether a student is a resident of the District, the District will require a student to re-prove residency upon enrolling, at kindergarten, at third grade and at sixth grade. The District may conduct a residency investigation before and/or after his/her initial enrollment.

NEW FAMILIES

Families moving into District 59 during the summer may register their child at the School District Administration Center on designated dates or at his/her designated school of attendance during the regular August registration period.

Parents who will be out of town during the regularly scheduled dates for summer registration should contact their local school the first week of August.

Parents/Guardians of students enrolling in the District for the first time must present:

1. A certified copy of the student’s birth certificate.
2. Proof of residence, as required by Board policy 7.60, Residence.
3. Proof of disease immunization or detection and the required physical examination, as required by State law and Board policy 7.100, Health, Eye, and Dental Examinations; Immunizations; and Exclusion of Students. Information regarding additional health examination requirements will be made available to parent(s)/guardian(s) upon enrollment.

ATTENDANCE BOUNDARIES

Maps of the School District are available at all District 59 schools, the Administration Center and online at http://www.ccsd59.org/district-boundaries/. If you have a question concerning a school boundary assignment, please contact the Transportation Facilitator at the Administration Center at 847-593-4379.

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

The Building Principal shall assign students to classes. Program placement may determine a student’s attendance center.


GRADE PLACEMENT

TRANSFER STUDENTS

For students transferring into District 59, the grade placement by a previous pubic school of attendance will be accepted.  Grade placement by a non-public school will be accepted if the school has a Certificate of Nonpublic Recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education, or, if outside Illinois, the previous school of attendance is accredited by the state agency governing education.

Students who transfer from a non-recognized or non-accredited school will be assigned to a grade level according to their age/or academic proficiency as demonstrated to the Principal or designee.  Grade placement is at the sole discretion of the District, and all school and class assignments will be made according to School Board policy 7:30, Student Assignment.

KINDERGARTEN

All children residing in School District 59 must be five years old on or before September 1 of the current school year to be eligible for kindergarten. Parents/guardians of enrolling kindergarten students must provide a certified copy of a governmentally- issued birth certificate. When a certified copy of the birth certificate is presented, the school shall promptly make a copy for its records, place the copy in the student’s temporary record, and return the original to the person enrolling the child. Hospital birth certificates and baptismal certificates will not be accepted. If you do not have a legal birth certificate for your child, we suggest that you request one immediately by using a request form available at each of the schools. If a birth certificate is not available, then other proof of the child’s identity and age and a sworn statement explaining why the birth certificate cannot be produced must be provided to the Principal or designee. A parent may request early kindergarten admission for a child who does not meet the age eligibility requirement. Specific criteria must be met, which includes providing compelling evidence that the child is exceptionally advanced in school readiness relative to the children who are of kindergarten age. Requests for early admission to kindergarten should be made to the Executive Director for Student Growth and Accountability at 847-593-4305. For additional information on the criteria and application process, please access the District 59 website: http://www.ccsd59.org.

FIRST GRADE

Children entering first grade must be six years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year. A parent may request early first grade admission for a child who does not meet the age eligibility requirement. Based upon an assessment of the child’s readiness, a child may be allowed to attend first grade if he or she attended a non-public preschool, continued his or her education at that school through kindergarten, was taught in kindergarten by an appropriately licensed teacher, will be six years old on or before December 31, and meets additional criteria established by District 59 which includes compelling evidence that the child is exceptionally advanced in school readiness relative children who are of first grade age. Requests for early admission to first grade may be made to the Executive Director for Student Growth and Accountability at 847-593-4305. For additional information please access the District 59 website: http://www.ccsd59.org.


 

ENROLLMENT OF TRANSFER STUDENTS TO DISTRICT 59

Students transferring from another school district must present a Student Transfer Form (or the equivalent out-of-State form) from their previous school indicating whether or not they are “in good standing,” i.e., not currently suspended or expelled or subject to suspension or expulsion, and whether or not their medical records are up-to-date and complete. Academic and health records should also be requested from the previous school. Forms for this purpose are provided at each of the schools at time of registration.

All transfer students serving terms of suspension or expulsion from any public or private out-of-state or Illinois school must serve the entire duration of the suspension or expulsion and meet all applicable residency requirements before being enrolled in Community Consolidated School District 59.

Where the duration of the transferring student’s suspension or expulsion is not indicated, the Superintendent will recommend, and the Board of Education will determine, the duration of the suspension or expulsion. Expulsions of indefinite duration shall not exceed two years from the date of the expulsion.

Parents may request a review of their child’s expulsion from a transferring school only where:

(a) the prior expulsion was issued by a private school, and
(b) the prior expulsion was for reasons other than the student’s misconduct or disciplinary record.

The request for such a review must be made to the Superintendent who may recommend to the Board of Education that the student be enrolled before the expiration of the expulsion.
Where an appropriate program is available, the Board of Education, in its discretion after considering the recommendation of the Superintendent, may place the transfer student in an alternative program for the duration of the student’s suspension or expulsion.

 

TRANSFER OUT OF DISTRICT 59

When a child is to be transferred out of District 59, it is necessary to notify the school office as early as possible and provide your new address. A parent/guardian will need to sign the Consent for Release of Information form which can be obtained from the school office. A signed Consent for Release of Information form will allow the school to transfer copies of school and medical records to the child’s new school.

Students moving to another Illinois public school must present a Student Transfer Form to the receiving school indicating whether or not the student is “in good standing” and whether or not the medical records are up to date and complete. The Student Transfer Form is available from your child’s school. For transferring junior high students, a student will check out of each class while progressing through the class schedule during the last day of attendance. The school office will then provide the student with the Student Transfer Form. No public school district is permitted to admit a new student unless the student can produce the Student Transfer Form from the student’s previous Illinois public school district.

A student whose family moves out of the District during the school year is permitted to attend school for the remainder of the school year without payment of tuition. Transportation of the student to and from school shall be the responsibility of the parent or guardian.


ALTERNATE ATTENDANCE OPTIONS (OPEN TRANSFERS)

A student’s parents/guardians may request the student be transferred to a District school other than the one to which the student was assigned. Procedures for processing a transfer request within the District are in accordance with Board Policy 7.30, Student Assignment, and accompanying regulation/exhibits. Students who are granted a transfer within the District shall be responsible for their own transportation.

Open Transfer Procedures

Each year by May 1st a parent or guardian must complete and file the Open Transfer Request Form for the upcoming school year with the Office of the Superintendent.

The Administrative Leadership Team will review:
a. parent rationale
b. analyze the educational setting
c. availability of space
d. availability of support services.

The Office of the Superintendent will determine if there exists the availability of space and the necessary support services at the school of the proposed transfer for the school term.
The Superintendent will be responsible for making the final determination on the open transfer request.

Parents will be notified of the decision prior to the end of the current school year for students in grades 1-5. Kindergarten requests will be finalized in August, after the summer registrations have been processed.
If a transfer is approved, it shall be the parent’s responsibility to provide transportation for the student to and from school.

If a transfer is not approved for the upcoming school year, the student will attend his/her assigned school, regardless of the student’s current District school of attendance.

It is a parent’s responsibility to ensure his/her child is on time for school and picked up promptly after school each day. Transportation to and from the school for approved open transfer students is the parent(s) responsibility. Transportation, paid for by the parent(s), may be available if the student can walk to an existing bus stop.


PART TIME ATTENDANCE

The District accepts nonpublic school students, including parochial and home-schooled students, who live within the District for part-time attendance in the District’s regular education program on a space-available basis. Requests for part-time attendance must be submitted by the nonpublic school principal to the principal of the school in the school attendance area where the student resides. All requests for attendance in the following school year must be submitted before May 1.

Students accepted for partial enrollment must comply with all discipline and attendance requirements established by the school. A part-time student may attend any co-curricular activity associated with a District class in which he or she is enrolled. The parent(s)/guardian(s) of a student accepted for part-time attendance is responsible for all fees, pro-rated on the basis of a percentage of full-time fees. Transportation to and/or from school is provided to nonpublic school students on regular bus routes to or from a point on the route nearest or most easily accessible to the nonpublic school or student’s home. This transportation shall be on the same basis as the District provides transportation for its full-time students. Transportation on other than established bus routes shall be the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s).

Students With a Disability
The District will accept for part-time attendance those students with disabilities who live within the District and are enrolled in nonpublic schools. Requests must be submitted by the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s). Special education services shall be provided to such students as soon as possible after identification, evaluation and placement procedures as provided by State law. Transportation for such students shall be provided on the same basis as the District provides transportation for regular education part-time students, unless otherwise required by the child’s individualized educational program on the basis of the child’s disabling condition or as the special education program may require.


HOMELESS STUDENTS

Homeless children may attend District schools when: (a) they resided in the District’s attendance area when permanently housed or last enrolled in school; or (b) they are currently living within the District’s attendance area. A homeless child shall be immediately admitted, even if the child or child’s parent/guardian is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment, such as proof of residency, medical records, or other documentation.

Homeless students shall be provided equal access to all educational programs and services for which they are eligible and that non-homeless students enjoy including transportation services, educational services, and meals through school meals programs. Homeless students will not be stigmatized by school personnel.

Further information regarding the educational rights of homeless students may be obtained by contacting the District’s Homeless Student Liaison:

Karen Starr
Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services
847-593-4335

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