Proof of Residency Within R-7 School District
As part of a continuing effort to tighten R-7 School District residency
requirements, all families are asked to provide proof of
residency before beginning each school year. This annual requirement will
help ensure that students who are not residents of the school district
are not attending R-7 schools. New proof-of-residency procedures were
initiated during summer 2004 at the suggestion of numerous parents
and staff members as a way to save district funds by eliminating the
costs of educating non-resident students.
All parents or guardians of elementary and early childhood students
are required to provide proof of residency during enrollment/registration,
scheduled during late July/early August (see calendar). Residency verification is required during these enrollment/registration sessions before
students will be assigned to a classroom for the school year.
Providing residency verification late July/early August will help R-7 staff
prepare for school and will streamline the elementary Meet Your Teacher
Night, scheduled a few days before the first day of school (see calendar).
All secondary students’ parents or guardians are required
to provide proof of -R7 School District residency during middle school
and high school enrollments, scheduled for late July/early August (see calendar).
Families will be receiving additional information in the mail from
their schools this summer about the annual residency
requirements along with specific dates for enrollment
Board of Education policy and state law require that
all students attending the R-7 School District be permanently
domiciled and living within the boundaries of the school
district. Students must live with their parent(s) or
Any student wishing to enroll who is domiciled with a guardian residing in
the school district will submit a legal document showing court appointed
guardianship. Exceptions will be made in adherence to federal/state regulations.
Students not domiciled with a resident parent or legal guardian will only be
permitted to enroll if they are a “homeless child” within the meaning
of state law or have sought and received a waiver from the district.
The custody of a child is presumed to be held by the child’s parents
unless a court order states otherwise. Even in divorce situations,
it is presumed that both parents will have joint legal custody of the child. That
is, they will share equally in all important decisions such as medical and
educational. If one parent informs the school district that the other parent
has been denied custody or visitation, that parent must provide a copy of the
court document as proof.
Submission of Residency Forms
In cases requiring affidavits to certify that a child’s parent(s) and
child are domiciled with a resident of the Lee’s Summit School District,
current forms must be submitted each year, even when no changes have occurred
from the previous year.
| Information for Families of Students from Unaccredited School Districts Interested in Enrolling in the Lee's Summit R-7 School District
The Lee's Summit R-7 School District is currently involved in litigation with the State of Missouri and Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) concerning whether students who reside in Kansas City Public Schools may transfer to Lee's Summit R-7 School District schools. Until that case is resolved, Lee's Summit R-7 is unable to accept transfers of any non-resident students who reside in the KCPS district.