Student Placement
Hardship Caregiver

What relation are you to the student?

To enroll a student you must be the parent, legal guardian or DSS placement. IF none of these apply, a Hardship Caregiver is required. 

The hardship caregiver is only valid for one school year and it must be renewed every year the student is enrolled and living with the caregiver. 


Prior to submission, the completed application must be notarized by a North Carolina (NC) public notary. You have two options to have your application notarized: (1)  You may find your own NC public notary or 

(2) you can contact Student Placement NC public notary, Claudia Agrinsoni  (980) 343-5335 or email: claudia1.agrinsoni@cms.k12.nc.us to have your application virtually notarized free of charge.


NOTE:  A notarized statement does not constitute legal guardianship in the state of North Carolina. 

NOTA: Una carta notarizada no constituye custodia legal en el estado de Carolina del Norte. 



Downloadable Hardship Caregiver applications


If you are NOT the biological parent/legal guardian and if biological parent/legal guardian does NOT live in Mecklenburg County, download and complete the application below. 

Caregiver Out of County_English Packet.pdf


If you are NOT the biological parent/legal guardian and the biological parent/legal guardian lives in Mecklenburg County, download and complete the application below. 
Caregiver In County_English Packet.pdf


If you are the biological parent/legal guardian and do NOT live in Mecklenburg County,

download and complete the application below. 
Parent Out of County_English Packet.pdf


If you are the biological parent/legal guardian and live in Mecklenburg County, download and complete the application below. 

Parent In County_English Packet.pdf




Persona Encargada de un Estudiante en Situaciones Difíciles: aplicaciones descargables. 


Si usted es el NO es padre biologico/guardian legal y el padre biologico/guardian legal NO vive en el condado de Mecklenburg, descargue and complete la siguiente aplicacion. 

Caregiver Out of County_Spanish Packet.pdf


Si usted es el NO es padre biologico/guardian legal y el padre biologico/guardian legal vive en el condado de Mecklenburg, descargue and complete la siguiente aplicacion. 
Caregiver In County_Spanish Packet.pdf


Si usted es el padre biologico/guardian legal y NO vive en el condado de Mecklenburg, descargue and complete la siguiente aplicacion. 

Parent Out of County_Spanish Packet.pdf


Si usted es el padre biologico/guardian legal y vive en el condado de Mecklenburg, descargue and complete la siguiente aplicacion. 

Parent In County_Spanish Packet.pdf










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