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Kindergarten and New Student Registration

Registration for Kindergarteners and new students for the 2018-2019 school year will be held May 15th from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at BESD 53 Administrative Offices, 281 W. John Casey Road. If you have a child or know of a child who will be attending kindergarten, or a student who will be new to the school district next year, the child needs to be registered in order to be placed in a class.

In order to register your child, you will need to have a valid, state-issued picture I.D., your child’s county-issued birth certificate, and proofs of residency. To prove residency you MUST have HARD COPIES of at least one of the following:

  • Most recent tax bill
  • Mortgage bill or closing papers
  • Lease papers with proof of current payment


You must also have two other recent documents showing your correct address. This can include:

  • Current utility bill
  • Vehicle registration
  • Driver’s license
  • Public Aid card

If you have questions, please call 815-929-5100.