Texas School Law provides that a person who is at
least five years of age and under 21 years of age is entitled to the
benefits of a public school education. The child must reside within the
school district boundaries. Homeless students may attend the school
that the parent determines will provide the best stability for the
The Board of Trustees may require evidence that the
child is eligible to attend school in the district. Proof of residency
should be provided such as utility bills. The school district may make
reasonable inquiries to verify a person's residence.
Upon requesting enrollment in a school district, the parent or guardian shall provide the following documents
(1) Child's Birth Certificate
(2) Immunization Records
(3) Copy of the child's previous school records.
A child must be enrolled by the the parent or
guardian. The school district is required to record the name, address,
and date of birth of the person enrolling a child. Any person who
enrolls a child by furnishing false documents or false records commits
an offense under Section 37.10, Penal Code, and is liable for tuition
or costs under Section 25.001.