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School Registration Requirements

  • State law requires all children ages 6-16 to attend school. All registrants must provide valid documentation to include:

    1. proof of birth age

    2. Florida certification of immunization or exemption

    3. record of physical examination

    4. proof of residency

    A kindergarten student must be five years old on or before September 1st. First grade students must have successfully completed kindergarten and be six years old on or before September 1st. 

    All students registering for any Duval County public school must adhere to the Proof of Residency Requirements as described below.

    Acceptable proof of residence must be provided within 15 school days.

    If, after 15 school days, acceptable proof of residence has not been provided, the student shall be immediately withdrawn by the school and must be registered and enrolled in the appropriate boundaries school by the parent.

    A call or a home visit may be made, or a letter may be sent to parent(s) who have conflicting address information, requesting that the parent verify and update enrollment information.

     

     

    Proof of Residency Requirements

    Proof of residence is required before a student is enrolled in his/her assigned school.

    For registration and subsequent enrollment, the parent or legal guardian must complete the district's student registration form and submit:

    2 (two) documents from Column A (both sources of information must match)

    or

    1 (one) document from Column A and 2 (two) documents from Column B (all sources of information must match)

    For extraordinary circumstances, please contact the Office of School Choice directly for further clarification regarding other accepted official identification sources not listed below. 

     

    Column A
    +Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) Bill or TECO Bill
    +Mortgage Agreement(or closing statement)
    +Lease Agreement (from a company, or *private individual)
    +Driver’s License or State ID
    +Voter Registration ID

     

    Column B

    +Current Automobile Insurance
    +Current Credit Card Statement
    +Current Property Tax Receipt
    +US Postal Service Confirmation of Address Change
    +Current Bank Account Statement (may block out account number)
    +Current Payroll Statement
    +Current Non-cellular Phone Bill
    +Current Vehicle Registration
     


     *Private lease agreement must be notarized AND two additional documents from Column B are required.

     

     

    Bona Fide Residence Process

    When school is in session and a parent cannot readily produce the required documentation, the school shall ensure the student is readily enrolled following the “Bona Fide Residence” process.

    When the parent cannot produce any acceptable proof of residency as stated above:

    A. The student shall be registered in school.

    B. Acceptable proof of residence must be provided within 15 school days.

    C. If, after 15 school days, acceptable proof of residence has not been provided, the student shall be immediately withdrawn from school and must be registered and enrolled in the appropriate boundary school by the parent.

     

     

    Duval County Public Schools, School Board Policy.  Student Assignment 5.20