Waterford Public Schools has
made a concerted effort to identify and remove students and families who
are falsifying residency papers for the sole purpose of obtaining
school accommodations. Any assistance we receive in identifying students is appreciated and will be kept confidential. Please
provide any information that you feel would assist us in identification
of these students to Cassie Cannamela in the Assistant Superintendent's Office either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 860.444.5854.
Local and regional boards of education must permit any child residing in the district who is between the ages of five and twenty-one (and not yet a high school graduate) to attend public school per Conn. Gen. Statute 10-186.
Proof of Residency (BOE Policy 5118)
The school district must ascertain whether the student is living in the district. The parent(s)/guardian(s) should be asked to give the address of their house or apartment and to provide a valid copy of the lease/rental agreement or a mortgage statement. If you do not have a lease or a mortgage in your name, you and/or the property owner will need to complete the affidavits applicable to your living situation found in BOE regulation 5118.
State Statute requires that parents or guardians must present sufficient proof of residency to enter and/or remain in Waterford Public Schools. The child must actually be present in the district where he/she is to be educated. The statute also authorizes the school district to insist on a "preponderance of evidence" which proves residency in Waterford.