District implements new procedure for sixth- and ninth-grade students

Pinellas County Schools is implementing a new address-verification procedure to ensure that parents receive timely information about important topics, including emergencies, transportation, scheduling and school placements.

All incoming sixth- and ninth-graders will need to provide the district with two documents to verify their home address. Parents should make sure their children’s schools receive these documents when they return to school this year.

Address verification documents, which must be current, include a utility bill for power, water, cable, sewer or land-based telephone; rental agreement or lease; closing document; or Pinellas County tax statement with homestead exemption. If parents cannot supply two of these items, they must submit a notarized Affidavit of Residency.

Students who are new to the district will also need to provide two documents to verify their residency.

If you have moved, please make sure to log into the Student Reservation System, to update your child’s address. If you need help, school staff can assist with this process.

Your child’s school may ask you to complete a clinic card with emergency contact information. Please note: That information is school-based and will not be stored in the district database.

For more information, call the Student Assignment Office at (727) 588-6210.

Parents or students who think they may be experiencing a homeless situation should call (727) 588-6305 or visit www.pcsb.org/homeless-education for additional information regarding rights, services, transportation, enrollment and documentation.