Welcome to the Pupil Services Department
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 child.
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.
Requirements For Enrollment
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.
Compulsory School Attendance
A child who is required to attend school shall attend school each day for the entire period the program of instruction is provided. A child may be excused for temporary absence from any cause acceptable to the teacher, principal, or superintendent. A child may be excused absence for religious holy days. A child may also be excused for medical appointments provided the child begins the school day and returns to class the same day. If the student satisfactorily completes the school work missed, the day of absence shall be counted as a day of attendance.
The Pupil Services Department oversees the operation of student services which includes student residency, student transfers, guardianship, student records, student attendance, truancy, and homeless identification.
The Pupil Services Department strives to provide a friendly environment that receives any and all parents with concerns relating to school placement. The Pupil Services Department assists campus staff with training and information about Compulsory School Attendance Laws. Please feel free to visit the department at the ECISD Administration Building first floor.
1. It is an objective of the Pupil Services Department to keep every child in school. Therefore, ECISD has three Truant Officers who locate students who are not attending school regularly and file Truancy citations when students fail to comply with Texas Education Code, Section 25.085.
2. If a student fails to attend school without an excuse for 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period or 3 or more days within a four-week period the school district may file a complaint against the student or the student's parent in a justice or municipal court.
3.Home visits are conducted by the seven Visiting teachers who assist with attendance by informing parents of the attendance laws, consequences of failing to attend school, and notices of meetings with the campus staff. Visiting teachers are an integral part of the ECISD educational program in that they help to better connect the school to the community one parent at a time.
4.Another objective of the Pupil Services Department is to provide student records and transcripts upon request. The person requesting records must present proper identification.
5.The McKinney Vento Act requires that public schools identify and provide services to Homeless students. ECISD utilizes the attendance clerks, visiting teachers, counselors, and campus administrators to assist in the identification of homeless students. ECISD provides program services and transportation upon request by the parent or guardian.
6. An additional objective is to provide proper guardianship samples to parents and to inform the schools when parental rights for educational purposes are transferred to a guardian so that communication can be continued with a responsible adult.
Call the Truant Officer for the Assigned campus below when students have excessive absences or you have questions regarding Truancy!
Pager # 956-288-4344
Pager # 956-288-4343
Pager # 956-288-4345
Truancy Case Manager
|Randy Salazar||Tino Garza||Santiago Ramon|
|Truant Officer||Truant Officer||Truant Officer|
|School Phone 316-7300||School Phone 316-7654||School Phone 385-300|
|*Harwell||B. L. Garza||*Harwell|
|Cano/Gonzalez||De La Vina||Avila|
|F. Gonzalez||Trevino||L.B. Johnson|
|R. E. Lee||Truman||Villarreal|
Pupil Services Staff
Alma Moron, Coordinator of Pupil Services & Intake/Discipline
E-mail Address - email@example.com, Telephone #289-2300, Fax # 289-8318
Student records, Transcripts, Membership,
Guardianships, Power of Attorney
|289-2300, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Attendance, Audits, Within District Transfers||289-2300, ext email@example.com|
|Alma de la Garza
|Out of District Transfers||289-2300, ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Omar Casas||Nicholas Cantu||Fidel Villarreal||George Thompson||Rodolfo Garza||Sonia Munoz||Pablo Garza|
Economedes HIgh School
|Economedes High School||385-3000|
Edinburg North High School
|Edinburg North High School||316-7654|
Edinburg High School
|Edinburg High School||316-7300|
B.L. Garza Middle School
|B.L. Garza Middle School||316-3100|
Harwell Middle School
|Harwell Middle School||316-7740|
South Middle School
|South Middle School||316-7750|
|De La Vina||289-2366|
Memorial Middle School
|Memorial Middle School||316-7575|
Visiting Teachers are located at the Secondary Campuses and also serve assigned Middle and Elementary Schools with verifying residency, locating students and parents, communicating information to parents about Compulsory School Attendance, and assisting the district to identify Homeless students.