State law requires children to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases to attend school in Texas. Getting your child vaccinated protects your child's health and that of the community. Students cannot go to school without the appropriate documentation for the required vaccines or a valid medical or conscientious exemption.
The following links outline the requirements in Texas, as well as exclusions from compliance and Frequently Asked Questions. Please note required vaccines, including the doses required, may vary in Texas from other states/countries.
PROOF OF RESIDENCY Before school starts each August, all students are required to provide proof of residence (POR). Approved proof of residency documents (see list below) must show the student's current address and contain the specified date guidelines.
APPROVED PROOF OF RESIDENCY FORMS Proof of Residency must be provided with one of the following items listed below. Each item must show a service address.
ELECTRIC BILL - with May service dates or later
GAS BILL - with May service dates or later
WATER BILL - with May service dates or later
LEASE AGREEMENT - newly established residency within the last 30 days - also used when you do not have a utility bill and the lease states bills are paid by lessee. The lease agreement must:
list the student occupants
show a beginning and ending date
include the address of the property with signatures from both the lessor and lessee.
NOTE: No other documents will be accepted as proof of residency—including, but not limited to, termination and disconnection notices.
You must have the following documents in order to pre-register your child for Kindergarten: