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City schools extend residency proof deadline
Documentation due Sept. 16
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The deadline for Gainesville school students to provide proof of residency to the district has been extended to Sept. 16.

The city school district has been working to get the residency documentation since mid-summer.

Priscilla Collins, chief professional services officer, said Friday by email that the district has confirmed residency of about 7,000 of its students.

The school district has slightly more than 8,000 students enrolled.

The deadline was extended for the students who have not submitted the documentation.

School district officials had said students would be withdrawn from school if the paperwork had not been filed by Wednesday.

Collins explained this is the first year the school district has sought the proof of residency at the beginning of a school year. It had been done in January before, she said.

The paperwork is required annually. Students who live outside of the school system boundaries may apply to be a tuition student.

All students must provide two documents for proof of residency.

People enrolling a student in the district must provide one of the following:

• non-contingent sales contract

• current lease/rental agreement

• current warranty or quitclaim deed

• current paycheck stub

• most recent income tax return

• current homeowner’s insurance policy or current home purchase agreement.

One of the following also must be provided:

• Current gas, water or electric bill — within the last 30 days or • cable/internet bill, with the service address.

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