Brookline Residency Verification
What is Residency?You must be a resident of Brookline in order to attend the Public Schools of Brookline. Before a student is registered to the Public Schools of Brookline and can start school, his/her parent or legal guardian must provide proofs of primary residence at the Office of Student Affairs. Temporary residence in the Town of Brookline for the sole purpose of attending the Public Schools of Brookline will not be considered residency. Because residency can, and does, change for students and their families during the course of the academic year, and a student’s educational life, the Public Schools of Brookline may continue to verify residency after the commencement of classes.The Office of Student Affairs may initiate an investigation in conjunction with the Residency Officer, including, but not limited to, a home visit to verify residency. If a student is found not to be actually residing in the Town of Brookline, the student will need to enroll in the school district of the city/town where he/she actually resides.Factors that may trigger an investigation include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Changes in residency not reported immediately to the school where the student is enrolled;
- Mail returned to the school;
- Incomplete or contradictory proofs of residency;
- Anonymous calls reporting suspected residency violations.
Families found to be in violation of these requirements may face strict penalties, including, but not limited to, immediate unenrollment from their current school; per diem charges for the education and related services accessed as a non-resident which are based on the per pupil cost to the district; and possible legal action.Please review our Residency FAQs and Current Families FAQs for additional information about Residency requirements. To verify your continued Brookline residency, please complete the form below, or by clicking here.