1302 Guardianship Affidavit

Under PDE regulations, in very limited situations, non-resident students outside of the Williamsport Area School District may attend our schools if they reside with a guardian other than their parents and meet the following requirements:

  • Child must reside year round with the guardian 12 months a year.
  • Guardian must take on full legal responsibility for the child.
  • Child is living with the guardian un-supported.

Every new school year, a new 1302 affidavit must be completed and notarized for the child(ren) to remain in the Williamsport Area School District. After the first-year, documentation must be provided demonstrating that the child(ren) are living with the guardian(s) un-supported. Failure to provide documentation will result in the child(ren) being removed from the district. Examples of documentation include:

  • Copy of completed IRS form transferring tax exemption of child(ren) to guardian/lists child as a dependent of guardian
  • Copy of completed county form transferring child(ren) support payments to resident
  • Copy of completed State form notifying Department of Welfare of child(ren’s) new residence
  • Copy of insurance card/policy/statement listing child(ren) as eligible for services
  • Copy of lease/rental agreement identifying child(ren) as a tenant

The 1302 Affidavit must be notarized by a public notary before being turned into the school district at the District Service Center.

*By completing and having the affidavit notorized, you are indicating that you are taking on the financial and educational responsibility for the child/children full time, year-round. As part of this affidavit, documentation is required demonstrating you are legally taking on responsibility for the child/children. If residency should change for any reason, it is the responsibility of the resident to notify the school district and amend the residency affidavit. Any false statements can and will be punishable by law. Further understand and agree that you WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE COST OF TUITION in accordance with district policy and the Public School Code of 1949 should it be determined that the child/children are improperly or illegally attending the Williamsport Area School District. Understand that any false statements herein are made subject to the penalties 18 Pa. C.S §4904, relating to unsworn falsification for authorities.

For questions in regard to 1302 Guardianship Affidavits please contact school district registrar Mrs. Shelly McKernen at 570-327-5500 x40001