State law and district policy say that a parent or court petitioned guardian must be a resident of Utah in order for a minor to enroll in school. The Enrollment Form information is needed by Student Services to process guardianship referrals. To receive guardianship assistance, please send or bring the completed form to Student Services.
The court has a website where patrons can create and print their own petition instead of hiring an attorney. The Guardianship Instructions go through each step giving an overview of the process. Please read these instructions completely before proceeding. Since the website generated documents don’t need to be signed before filing the petition, it is realistic for a student to enroll in school within 24 hours after beginning the guardianship process. Notary service is provided by the court when the petition is filed. Waiving the $380 filing fee can be requested as part of the court website process.
A comprehensive Behavior Statement is required for students 12 years and older if they are not already enrolled in Granite School District. This statement contains information needed from the student’s previous community and school. Schools or police departments may have their own forms for reporting this information. Their forms may be used instead of the Granite District Behavior Statement, but some kind of school discipline report and police report are needed before Student Services can sign the Affidavit of Waiver that is required by the court before the final hearing date.
Once the petition has been filed, bring the case number and court date to Student Services to receive a memo of authorization to enroll in school. The authorization is valid until the court hearing where the letter of guardianship is issued.