Student Residency Policy
Posted Date: 11/01/2017
LISD has specific policy that is driven by state law that addresses student residency status FD (Legal) and (Local). While our district values the spirit of education of all students, we are bound by both state and local policies that address student residency. If you are a student that lives outside the district boundaries, it would be beneficial that you self-correct the matter or work with the administration to ensure you are in compliance with state and local regulations. Parents of non-resident students could be found in violation of state laws which is considered enrollment fraud. Texas Education Code 25.001 (h) provides: A person who knowingly falsifies information on a form required for enrollment of a student in a school district is liable for the greater of the maximum tuition fee or the amount the district has budgeted for each student as maintenance and operating expenses if the student is not eligible for enrollment in the district but is enrolled on the basis of this false information. Regular budget rate is $55.38 per school day and $9,801.73/177 per school year for the current school year. Texas Penal Code 37.10 also provides that falsification of a governmental record, such as any student enrollment record, constitutes a Class C misdemeanor subject to a fine of up to $500.00.
The district does accept transfer applications that are reviewed each summer for consideration, however, over the past three years, the district has been at capacity. When the district is at capacity new transfer students cannot be accepted into the district.
We appreciate the resolve of students and parents who desire to have their student attend Livingston ISD. We hope you understand that with limited resources the district is being provided under the current school funding system we must ensure those resources are best allocated to the students that are residents of Livingston ISD. The district stands committed to a constant pursuit of excellence.