Chapter 129. Student Attendance
Subchapter A. Student Attendance Allowed


Statutory Authority: The provisions of this Chapter 129 issued under the Texas Education Code, 42.004, unless otherwise noted.


129.1. Free Attendance in General.

(a) Definitions. Identification is required within 30 days of a child's enrollment in a Texas school, in accordance with the Texas Education Code, 25.002. For the purposes of identification, the following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

(1) Documents that are suitable for identification - Shall be defined by the commissioner of education.

(2) The child's records - Include a minimum set of data and documentation established by the commissioner of education. The minimum set of data will include the child's social security number or a state-approved alternative identification number as assigned by the Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS).

(b) Children shall not be denied enrollment or be removed solely because they fail to meet the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Students in this country under a bona fide exchange program are eligible to attend school in the designated district of residence.

Source: The provisions of this 129.1 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 588.


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