Proof of Residency and Affidavits

Proof of Residency

 

At the time of registration, and on an annual basis thereafter, the parent, guardian, or other person having lawful control of the student under order of a court must present proof of residency in the District as required by law.

 

Acceptable documentation that may be used to verify residency include:

  1. A current lease agreement or mortgage statement;
  2. The most recent tax receipt indicating home ownership; or
  3. A current utility bill (electric, gas, or water bill from the past month).

 

These documents must be in the name of the parent, guardian, or other person having lawful control of the student.

 

For a student living separate and apart from his or her parent, guardian, or other person having lawful control under order of a court, the adult District resident with whom the student resides must provide proof of residency in the same manner as a parent.

 

For a nonresident student whose resident grandparent provides a substantial amount of before/after-school care, the grandparent must provide proof of residency in the same manner as a parent.

 

The District will investigate stated residency as necessary.

 

Verification of Residency Information

 

In accordance with law, the District may make reasonable inquiries to determine whether the student is a resident of the District, including when a document submitted for purposes of proving residency is not in the name of the adult who is enrolling the student. Based on an individual’s circumstance, the District may grant exceptions to the requirement to produce a document listed above. When required by law, the District will waive the requirement to prove residency in the District boundaries. [See Board Policy FD(LEGAL) and FD(LOCAL)]

 

Affidavits

 

In the event a parent, guardian, or other person having lawful control of the student is unable to provide a proof of residency in their own name, they may be able to establish residency by completing an affidavit.

 

Please be advised all affidavits are:

  • One per student
  • Required to be notarized prior to arriving at the Education Support Center
  • Required to show the supporting documents as listed on each packet
  • Required to be approved by the Superintendent's Office before turning them into the campus
  • Allowed to turn in a tax statement if there is no lease or mortgage statement

 

All affidavits will be accepted in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 at 2218 FM 517 RD W, Dickinson, Texas. The completed original affidavit, including all attachments, and a copy of the original affidavit, must be returned for approval. Due to current safety restrictions in place for COVID-19, only a limited amount of people will be allowed in the building.

*All families are required to bring and wear their own personal face coverings while in the building.*

 

Each affidavit has two versions:

 

  • NEW: 2020-2021 is the first year the affidavit is needed for a student, or the information/situation is different from 2019-2020
  • RENEWAL: The student had an approved affidavit in 2019-2020 and the information/situation is exactly the same in 2020-2021

 

If you have questions or need assistance, please call 281-229-6040 and ask for Jessica Jenkins.

 

If you no longer require a residency affidavit, please deliver a copy of the required proof of residency document (mortgage, lease, tax statement, or utility bill in your name) to the school so the student’s records can be updated accordingly.

 

Packet A - Parent's/Guardian's Assurance of Bona Fide Residence

 

This form is used if the Parent does not have a lease or mortgage statement in their name and resides with someone in the Dickinson ISD attendance zone.

 

The attachments required along with the completed affidavit are as follows:

  • Parent’s Government Issued Photo I.D. and legal documentation if not on birth certificate. If the address on Parent’s Government Issued Photo I.D. does not match the address of where they are residing, the parent must provide a notarized statement explaining the situation.
  • Student’s Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Resident’s Government Issued Photo I.D. – with correct address
  • Current Utility Bill showing service address (Gas, Water, or Electric – Disconnect Notices will not be accepted)
  • Current Lease or Mortgage Statement or Property Tax statement showing property address. If an apartment lease, the parent and student must be listed on the lease. If not, the resident must provide a notarized statement explaining the situation.
  • Only one student per original affidavit

 

These documents will be reviewed and approved by the Superintendent's Office. If approved, the parent will submit the new packet with the Superintendent's Office stamp and all attachments to the campus.

 

NEW Packet A - Parent's/Guardian's Assurance of Bona Fide Residence

 

The renewal packet requires the original affidavit with all of the attachments described above. A current/updated proof of residency must be provided as well. These documents will be reviewed and approved by the Superintendent's Office. If approved, the parent will submit the renewal packet with the Superintendent's Office stamp and current/updated proof of residency to the campus.

 

RENEWAL Packet A - Parent's/Guardian's Assurance of Bona Fide Residence

 

Packet B - Grandparent's Before/After-School Care Affidavit for Non-Resident Student

 

The Grandparent Affidavit may be used only if the Parent lives outside the DISD attendance zone and the Grandparent live within the DISD attendance zone.

 

The attachments required along with the completed affidavit are as follows:

  • Parent’s Government Issued Photo I.D. and legal documentation if not on birth certificate
  • Parent's Current Utility Bill showing service address (Gas, Water, or Electric – Disconnect Notices will not be accepted)
  • Student’s Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Grandparent's Government Issued Photo I.D. – with correct address
  • Grandparent's Current Utility Bill showing service address (Gas, Water, or Electric – Disconnect Notices will not be accepted)
  • Grandparent's Current Lease or Mortgage Statement or Property Tax statement showing property address
  • DISD may request a copy of the Parent’s Lease or Mortgage statement to verify they reside outside the attendance zone
  • Only one student per original affidavit

 

These documents will be reviewed and approved by the Superintendent's Office. If approved, the parent will submit the new packet with the Superintendent's Office stamp and all attachments to the campus.

 

NEW Packet B - Grandparent's Before/After-School Care Affidavit for Non-Resident Student

 

The renewal packet requires the original affidavit with all of the attachments described above. A current/updated proof of residency must be provided as well. These documents will be reviewed and approved by the Superintendent's Office. If approved, the parent will submit the renewal packet with the Superintendent's Office stamp and current/updated proof of residency to the campus.

 

RENEWAL Packet B - Grandparent's Before/After-School Care Affidavit for Non-Resident Student

 

Packet C - Guardianship Notification/Power of Attorney Affidavit

 

This affidavit is used if the parent is giving education rights to a person other than the parent (i.e. family, friend or neighbor), due to the student residing with someone other than a parent.

 

*This affidavit does not take away from the parental rights in any way, but only grants educational rights to the guardian and gives the campus permission to discuss the student with the guardian.

 

The attachments required along with the completed affidavit are as follows:

  • Parent’s Government Issued Photo I.D. and legal documentation if not on birth certificate. If parent is unavailable, resident must provide a notarized statement explaining the situation.
  • Student’s Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Resident’s Government Issued Photo I.D. – with correct address
  • Guardian’s Current Utility Bill showing service address (Gas, Water, or Electric – Disconnect Notices will not be accepted)
  • Guardian’s Current Lease or Mortgage Statement or Property Tax statement showing property address. If an apartment lease, the student must be listed on the lease. If not, the resident must provide a notarized statement explaining the situation.
  • Only one student per original affidavit

 

These documents will be reviewed and approved by the Superintendent's Office. If approved, the parent will submit the new packet with the Superintendent's Office stamp and all attachments to the campus.

 

NEW Packet C - Guardianship Notification/Power of Attorney Affidavit

 

The renewal packet requires the original affidavit with all of the attachments described above. A current/updated proof of residency must be provided as well. These documents will be reviewed and approved by the Superintendent's Office. If approved, the parent will submit the renewal packet with the Superintendent's Office stamp and current/updated proof of residency to the campus.

 

RENEWAL Packet C - Guardianship Notification/Power of Attorney Affidavit

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