& County Residency
To be enrolled in Henry County
Schools, students must reside full time in Henry County with their natural
parent(s), or legal guardian(s). Students and their parent(s)/guardian(s)
must remain full-time Henry County residents for the entire period of
enrollment in Henry County Schools. For the purpose of this policy,
a resident is defined as an individual who is a full-time occupant of a
dwelling located in Henry County and who, on any given school day, is
likely to be at their stated address when not at work or school. A
person who owns property in the county, but does not reside in the county,
is not considered a resident for the purpose of this policy.
Proof of Residence
Proof of residence is required when a student initially enrolls in a
school and whenever a change of residence occurs. The principal or his/her
designee shall accept the following records as proof of residency:
A lease or rental agreement consisting
of written evidence that the agreement is valid and current, and
a current utility bill (gas, electric, water, home telephone, or cable).
Records must include the name and street address
of the parent/guardian.
A current residential property tax statement or
deed, and a current utility bill (gas, electric,
water, home telephone, or cable).
Records must include the name and street address of the parent/guardian.
third-person affidavit of residency completed with the school system.
affidavit shall be completed and signed by the parent/guardian, as well as
the legal owner or lesser of the property where the student and
parent/guardian reside. The affidavit will be in effect until the
parent/guardian provides the required proof of residence, but no longer
than the end of the current school year.
Verification of Residency
A school system representative
may visit the address given by any parent/guardian
to verify residency. The property address given must be the actual
location where the student and parent/guardian live full time.
Violating the Policy
Students who are illegally
enrolled shall be withdrawn from school. The parent/guardian shall be
charged tuition for the period of time that a student is illegally
enrolled in Henry County Schools, together with all court and legal
expenses incurred by the Board of Education in collecting school tuition.
Also, charges shall be filed for providing false information
on a legal document.
Why is this policy
Henry County continues to grow at a rate of nearly 8 percent
annually. With that explosive growth comes increases in our school
population that tax our resources and overpopulate our schools. The Board
of Education must ensure that students enrolled in our schools are actual
residents of Henry County.
Can I temporarily enroll my child
without proof of residence or signing an affidavit?
policy requires that a parent/guardian provide either proof of residence
or a signed and notarized affidavit. This requirement must be completed
before a student can be enrolled.
Can the affidavit process be
completed at the local school?
Affidavit of Residency must be completed at the offices of the Henry
County Board of Education located at 33 N. Zack Hinton Parkway in McDonough.
May I submit other types of
documentation that prove my residency in Henry County?
no alternative methods for providing proof of residence beyond those
listed in the policy. All school employees responsible for student
enrollment will strictly adhere to proof of residence guidelines, without
What if I am buying a home in Henry County and want to register my
Parents/guardians who have entered into
a valid, binding contract for the construction or purchase
of a permanent
residence in Henry County are permitted to enroll their children in school
on a conditional basis. Parents/guardians must provide the school with
a copy of their contract, and are granted four
(4) months from the beginning of the school year or from the date of enrollment to provide their child's school with
the required proof of residence.
For additional information
pertaining to this policy, please contact James Carter, Student Services,
770-957-6601, Fax: 678-583-4981 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry County Schools
33 N. Zack Hinton Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone 770-957-6601 * Fax 770-898-7912
Revised: August 30, 2005.
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