School Residency Issues


Residency Hearings

Representing Parents in School Residency Hearings

Have you received a letter in the mail from your school board requesting payment for out-of-district tuition, even though your child resides in the school district? You have the right to appeal through a school residency hearing. The attorneys and advocates of Whitted, Takiff + Hansen, LLC, can stand by your side to protect your rights and those of your child.

The law office of Whitted, Takiff + Hansen represents parents and children the greater Chicago area, Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County, and the other collar counties, and throughout northern Illinois. Our lawyers understand the Illinois school code and have decades of experience in education law and school residency hearings.

Commonly, when a child’€™s parents are not married and he or she spends time with both parents, schools become confused,€“ or self-interested,€“ and bill for tuition inappropriately.

If you believe that you should not owe out-of-district tuition, you have the right to a school residency hearing to dispute the residency determination. Our attorneys can provide you with the information you need, answer your questions, provide you with legal options, and represent you at the school residency hearing.

Contact us through this Web site or by calling 847-564-8662 to speak with an experienced education law attorney or advocate at Whitted, Takiff + Hansen.

The law firm of Whitted, Takiff + Hansen serves clients in Northbrook and throughout northern Illinois, in communities such as Chicago, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Waukegan, Woodstock, Belvidere, Geneva, Wheaton, Yorkville, Joliet, Skokie, Glenview, Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, and Evanston. Whitted Cleary & Takiff also has served clients from out of state, including Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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