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REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

To be eligible for referral to a METCO district, a parent or legal guardian must prove legal residency in the City of Boston. Any student whose primary residence is outside of Boston is not eligible for the METCO program. No application is valid without a photo ID of their parent or legal guardian and three proofs of residency.

Legal Guardian Photo ID

  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license
  • Valid Massachusetts ID card
  • Passport
  • Military, school or employment ID

Student Records

Student birth certificate

Student academic records for the last two years of schooling

Proof of Boston Residency

One of the following proofs that you OWN OR RENT at a Boston address:

  • Most recent mortgage payment (dated within the past 60 days)
  • Property tax bill (dated with the last year)
  • Current lease (including BHA and HUD leases)
  • Section 8 agreement
  • Notarized Residency Affidavit (download, print, complete, and notarize)

Plus two of the following proofs that you LIVE at that Boston address dated within the past 60 days:

  • Utility bill (gas, electric, or oil bill; water/sewer bill not accepted)
  • Home telephone bill (landline only; cell phone bill not accepted)
  • Internet, satellite, or cable bill
  • Most Recent W-2
  • Bank or credit card statement
  • Car registration, vehicle excise tax bill, or car insurance bill
  • Letter from an approved government agency (Departments of Revenue [DOR], Children and Family Services [DCF], Transitional Assistance [DTA], Youth Services [DYS], Social Security, any communications on Commonwealth of Massachusetts letterhead)
  • Letter from shelter (if homeless)

 

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