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ROISD alters student residency requirements for new enrollees

Red Oak ISD values every family that resides within the boundaries of the district, across five different municipalities – Red Oak, Glenn Heights, Ovilla, Oak Leaf, and Pecan Hill. With top-ranked campuses in Ellis County, Red Oak ISD is attracting new families and we embrace our growth. However, ROISD is not an open enrollment district and there are clearly defined avenues for students to join our Hawk Family! In providing the highest level of service to our constituents, we are altering the student residency requirements for all new enrollees.

Effective September 22, 2020, parents/legal guardians wishing to enroll a new student(s) in Red Oak ISD must present two (2) Proofs of Residency aligning them in the attendance zone of the school where they are seeking enrollment. 

Proofs of Residency - two (2) required:

  • Mortgage statement or current lease/rental agreement, OR
  • Tax Appraisal Statement, which is the most recent tax receipt indicating homeownership, OR
  • Other timely documents that indicate the location of residence as approved by the campus principal


  • Current water, electric or gas bill (no telephone bills) indicating the address and in the parent/guardian's name (ROISD defines “current” as anything within the last 30 calendar days.)

The District previously accepted one form of Proof of Residency. New enrollees will also need current immunization records, parent driver’s license or Texas ID card, and student proof of identity. The change will also apply to all current students when they complete the online registration for returning students next summer.

In compliance with Policy FD (LOCAL), after a student’s initial enrollment, the District shall verify residency through the annual registration forms and may investigate stated residency as necessary. The District will pursue appropriate action for individuals who do not meet the District’s residency criteria and/or falsify residency documentation including tuition reimbursement.