The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office would like to advise all parents, guardians, and Yukon School District residents of the Oklahoma State Statute on determining a child’s residence. Yukon Public Schools requires residency verification each school year for all returning residents and all students enrolled under a Residency Affidavit. Charges will be filed with the Canadian County District Attorney’s Office if it is found that any party completing any residency paperwork, or a residency affidavit, for the Yukon Public School District has falsified any of the required paperwork. Please read the statute below:
A. When used in this section, the residence of any child for school purposes shall be:
- The school district in which the parents, guardian, or person having legal custody holds legal residence. Each school district board of education shall adopt a policy establishing the requirements for student residency for that district which provides for residence as described in this paragraph. Within the discretion of each school district's board of education, the policy may but is not required to allow for establishment of residency by affidavit when an adult, whether a relative or not, who does not fall within one of the categories listed above, who holds legal residence in the school district, and who has assumed permanent care and custody of the child files an affidavit with the school district attesting that they have assumed custody and the reasons for assuming custody. Any policy allowing the establishment of residency by affidavit shall require the adult who provides the affidavit to affirm in such affidavit that the custody arrangement is permanent and that the adult contributes the major degree of support to the child. If the school district policy allows establishment of residency by affidavit, any person who willfully makes a statement in the affidavit which the person knows to be false shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one (1) year or a fine of not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or both such fine and imprisonment. Each school district shall include in its policy on residency any documentation necessary for the administration of the policy.