• School Board Adopts New District Residency Policy

    MILL VALLEY, March 29, 2013

    At its February 7th meeting, the Mill Valley School District Board of Trustees adopted a new enrollment policy that revamps the way district families certify their Mill Valley residency. The new policy aims to address the issue of false residency reporting by providing a more reliable means to verify registration.

    Per Board Administrative Regulation, please be advised that families must notify the District/School when residency changes, either within or outside the District.  In the event that a student moves and resides outside of the Mill Valley School District boundaries, students must immediately register in the District in which they reside.

    Under the new policy, all families will be required to complete a new declaration of residency form prior to the end of the school year. In addition, for families that rent or lease homes, all landlords will be asked to complete a verification form. Any false reporting will be subject to perjury and prosecution.

    The Board’s action came after several cases of suspected false residency were reported to the District. This has also caused concern to the District as class sizes have risen during the economic downturn. “The Mill Valley School District is committed to providing an excellent education to our community’s children,” explained Superintendent Paul Johnson, “Each year it costs the District approximately $10,000 to educate each of our students. We need to be sure false residencies are not negatively impacting our students and class sizes.”
     
    An anonymous tip line and email has been established for reporting suspected false residency.
    Email:
    residency@mvschools.org
    Call: (415) 389-7715.

    More information will be forthcoming to all district families regarding the residency certification process that will occur in April/May 2013.

    Links to new policy