Affidavit of Residence (AOR)

Northside requires evidence that a student resides in the district before the student can be enrolled.  Acceptable documents for verifying residency include a current, active utility bill (current or prior month), or a sales, lease, or rental contract. There are, however, occasions where a family is living with another family or for some other reason cannot meet district requirements for proof of residency – no current utility receipt or sales, lease or rental contract in their name.  Even so, the family may be legitimately residing in Northside and the district is obligated to enroll the family’s child. In situations where families cannot show proof of residency, the family may enroll the child by completing a notarized AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE (AOR).  An AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE requires both the parent/guardian of the child and the resident to appear before the school principal (or designee), present photo ID’s, a copy of the resident’s proof of residency as evidenced by a current, active utility bill (current or prior month), and a notarized AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE that attests that the family of the child is residing with the resident.  Further, an AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE notifies both the parent/legal guardian and the resident that falsification of the information contained within the AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE subjects the child to immediate withdrawal and subjects both the parent/guardian and the resident to prosecution that includes liability for tuition.

When wishing to enroll a child, the parent/guardian and the resident shall meet with and submit to the principal or designee a notarized AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE, a copy of which may be obtained from the school or from NISD Pupil Personnel Internet.  At the meeting with the Principal or designee the parent/guardian and resident will be required to provide the following documents:

  1. A picture ID
  2. Resident’s proof of residence (current {current month or prior month}, active utility receipt or sales, lease, or rental contract)
  3. Notarized Affidavit of Residence
  4. The principal or designee shall inform the parent/legal guardian and resident of the provisions applicable to admissions as outlined in the AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE, specifically that the persons subject themselves to prosecution if the information is falsified.  Further, the principal or designee shall inform the persons that an Attendance Officer may conduct a residency investigation to verify the accuracy of the information contained in the Affidavit.
  5. The principal or designee shall make a copy of the picture ID’s, proof of residence document of the resident, and the AFFIDAVIT.  The original AFFIDAVIT shall be placed in the student’s PRC. 
  6. The Principal or designee shall inform the parent/legal guardian that the AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE is valid for the current school year only.

If a situation arises where the families involved are unable to provide the required documentation, the families may meet criteria for referral to CONNECTIONS.

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