Proof of Residency

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Frisco ISD requires families to provide proof of residency each year as a final step in the annual registration process. All FISD campuses utilize an online form for parents and guardians to submit one of the accepted documents.

If you have more than one student attending FISD, you will need to submit proof of residency for each student individually. Once submitted, your proof of residency will be reviewed by campus staff to verify it meets one of the requirements listed below. If it is not accepted, you will be contacted for further information. 

Requirements

  • A water, electric, or gas utility statement with the most recent statement date. The statement should show usage, service address, date and account owner name.

  • If you have not lived at your address long enough to receive a utility bill, please provide one of the following:

    • If you recently signed a lease, a copy showing the date of occupancy, address of residence, signature of lessee and signature of lessor (valid for 30 days until a utility bill is available).

    • If you have recently purchased your home, a copy of the closing papers will suffice until a utility bill is available to reproduce (within 30 days).

    • If you contract to build a home, you must provide a contract or letter from the builder on official letterhead showing a projected closing date during the school year of enrollment, builder's signature, physical street address and the names of the buyers.  

Deadlines

Elementary
Elementary students will not be assigned to a class until a valid Proof of Residency is approved. 

Middle and High School
Deadline to submit a valid Proof of Residency is May 30, 2024 for secondary students to view their schedule on their campus release date. Secondary students submitting PORs after the deadline may not receive their schedule prior to the start of school. Schedules will only be released for students that have:

  • Completed annual registration

  • Submitted a valid Proof of Residency

  • Have no holds at their campus

Students Living Apart From Guardian

When a student is living within Frisco ISD, apart from their legal guardian, the legal guardian must assign educational rights to the non-guardian with whom the student is living in order for the student to establish residency with the non-guardian in Frisco ISD. The legal guardian and non-guardian being assigned educational rights must complete the following process:

  • The legal guardian must complete and provide to the campus a Power of Attorney Assigning Educational Rights stating that the student is living with a non-guardian in Frisco ISD and that the non-guardian is granted educational rights; and

  • The non-guardian who has been assigned educational rights must provide proof of residency as described above AND a Student Residency Affidavit. The Affidavit must be provided in person to the campus.

Requirements for the Power of Attorney Assigning Educational Rights

Frisco ISD accepts a Power of Attorney Assigning Educational Rights in any form provided that it includes the following:

  • names, addresses, phone numbers, and signatures for all legal guardians;

  • a statement that the guardians have chosen to have the student live with the designated non-guardian;

  • a statement that the guardians assign educational rights to the non-guardians and designate the non-guardian as the primary contact for the school; and

  • either notarized signatures of the guardians OR unnotarized signatures and copies of the guardians’ drivers’ licenses (out-of-state notarization is acceptable for the Power of Attorney Assigning Educational Rights only.) 

Example of acceptable Power of Attorney Assigning Educational Rights:

Our names are John Smith and Jane Smith, and we reside at 123 Main Street, Tulsa, OK, 74100. We are the parents of Jimmy Smith. We have designated Susan Smith, Jimmy’s aunt, as his primary caregiver, and Jimmy is currently living at her residence at 456 Ohio Drive, Frisco, TX 75035. We consent to allowing Susan Smith to make educational decisions for the child and be the primary school contact for the child.

John Smith           Jane Smith
539-123-4567      539-456-7890

Sworn to before the undersigned authority on August 3, 2024. [Notary’s signature and stamp]

Requirements for Student Residency Affidavit
Frisco ISD only accepts Affidavits Affirming Student Residency using the form provided. After the campus has received a Power of Attorney Assigning Educational Rights, the non-guardian to whom educational rights have been assigned must complete the Student Residency Affidavit and provide the Affidavit in person to the campus. The Affidavit must be notarized which can either be done at the campus, or prior to the form being provided in person.

  • The Affidavit must be completely filled out by the non-guardian to whom educational rights have been assigned. When the non-guardian delivers the Affidavit, the non-guardian will be informed that the non-guardian will now be the primary contact regarding the student.

  • Upon completion of the Affidavit, a campus staff member may ask to visit the home to ensure that the student actually lives there.  

  • Each year, the non-guardian must provide a new Affidavit.

  • If a legal guardian revokes the previously provided Power of Attorney Assigning Educational Rights, then the Student Residency Affidavit becomes void and the legal guardian must enroll the child in the district and zone where the legal guardian lives.

Families Living with A Relative or Friend in Frisco ISD

If your family is living with a relative or friend within Frisco ISD, and you are unable to provide the proof of residency required above in your name, you may complete a Family Residency Affidavit. However, the owner or leaseholder of the residence in which you are living must also provide proof of residency as described above.

Requirements for Family Residency Affidavit

  • Frisco ISD only accepts Family Residency Affidavits using the form provided

  • The Affidavit must be completely filled out by both the legal guardian of the student and the owner or leaseholder of the residence in which the family is living. The Affidavit must be notarized which can either be done at the campus, or prior to the form being provided.

  • Upon completion of the Affidavit, a campus staff member may ask to visit the residence to ensure that the family actually lives there.  

  • Each year, the guardian and owner or leaseholder of the residence must provide a new Affidavit.

If your family moves out of the residence, the Affidavit becomes void and the legal guardian must enroll the child in the district and attendance zone where the legal guardian and student live.

Submit Proof of Residency

While the electronic process is preferred, FISD campuses will continue to accept proof of residency in-person. Please contact the campus directly for alternate submission options.

Submit Proof of Residency

Please note the enrollment process will not be complete until this documentation has been received. Students will not be placed on a class list or receive course enrollment information until it has been provided. Students who are unable to produce documentation to verify residency in the Frisco ISD attendance zone may not be able to attend a Frisco ISD school and will be subject to withdrawal. Residence requires living in the district and having the present intention to remain there.  

Please refer to the Laserfiche Online Proof of Residence Guardian FAQs for further assistance.

Presenting a false record or falsifying records is an offense under Section 37.10, Penal code, and enrollment of the child under false documents subjects the person to liability for tuition or other costs. TEC Sec. 25.002(3)(d).