Residency Validation

Residency validation is required at the time of enrollment, and may be required at any time. Please be advised that according to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 75, Section 5, the Georgetown Public School District is not required to enroll a student who does not reside in our community. The only exception is those students legally enrolled through the state’s school choice program.

If you are not a legal resident, it will be necessary for you to withdraw your child from the Georgetown School District and register him/her in the school district where you reside. It is important that you do this as soon as possible so that the transition to their new school will be a smooth one.

Under Massachusetts Laws Chapter 76, Section 5, only students who actually reside with in Georgetown may enroll in the Georgetown School District. In order to verify residence within the Town, a student enrolling in the Georgetown School District must provide documentation of actual residence. In addition to providing such documentation at the time of initial enrollment, the school administration may request verification at any later time if there is doubt of actual residence. In addition, the School District will require the parents to pay in full to the Town ofGeorgetown if we determine that your child is residing in Georgetown for the sole purpose of attending school. The School District reserves the right to require additional information to establish residency.

All applicants for enrollment must submit at least one document each from Column A, B, and C and any other documents that may be requested, including but not limited to those from Column A, B, or C (noted below). A parent, guardian, or student who is unable to produce the required documents should contact the Superintendent of Schools.

Column AColumn BColumn C
Evidence of ResidencyEvidence of OccupancyEvidence of Identification (ID)
Record of recent mortgage payment and/or property tax billRecent bill dated within the past 60 days showing Georgetown addressValid Driver's License
Copy of Lease and record of recent rental paymentGas/Oil Bill or
Electric Bill or
Cable Bill
Valid MA Photo ID Card
Landlord Affidavit and recent rental paymentHome Phone Bill
(Not cell)
Passport
Section 8 AgreementExcise Tax Bill