• Under Missouri school law (RSMo 167.151), a student must live within a school district in order to attend that district’s public schools without charge. “The term residency shall mean that a person both physically resides within a school district and is domiciled within that district. The domicile of a minor child shall be the domicile of a parent or court-appointed legal guardian. The student and parent must provide 2 proofs of residency in the district as follows:”

    List A documents (submit 1)
    • Deed/Closing Statement
    • Mortgage statement dated within 30 days of the date of submission
    • Unexpired lease/rental agreement signed by landlord and tenant and including the address, apartment number, and date of rental

    List B documents (submit 1)
    • Utility bill (water, gas, sewer, or electric) dated within 30 days of the date of submission for verification and including the name, service and mailing address.
    • Real estate tax receipt dated within 1 year of the date of submission
    • Personal property tax receipt dated within 1 year of the date of submission
    • Occupancy Permit listing all the occupants of the residence

    “Any person who knowingly submits false information to satisfy any requirement of this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. In addition to any other penalties authorized by law, a district board may file a civil action to recover, from the parent/legal guardian of the pupil, the costs of the school attendance for any pupil who was enrolled at a school in the district and whose parent/legal guardian filed false information to satisfy any requirement of this section (167.151RSMo.).”

    Questions or requests may be addressed to:

    Office of Student Services

    11289 Manchester Road

    Kirkwood, MO 63122

    314-213-6105