Henry County Schools Central Office- Trailer B
Tomlinson Street, McDonough Georgia 30253
** SUMMER Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Affidavits after 4:00 PM May be arranged on an as needed basis.
**PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Thanksgiving Break, Semester Break, Spring Break, & All
Major US Holidays.
Proof of Residence
O.C.G.A 19-09-0123 - Ga. Const. Art. VIII, § I, Para. I - Rule 160-5-1-.28
To be eligible to enroll in Henry County Schools, students must reside full-time with their natural parent within the boundaries of Henry County. Students and their parent must be full-time Henry County residents for the entire period of enrollment of the child in the Henry County School System. A parent who owns property, or rents a home or apartment, in Henry County, but who does not reside at their stated Henry County address full-time, is not considered a resident for enrollment purposes.
Proof of residence is required when a student initially enrolls in a Henry County school, whenever a change of residence occurs, or any time proof of residency is requested by authorized school district personnel.
1. The principal or designee shall accept the following records as proof of residency:
a. A lease or rental agreement consisting of written evidence that the agreement is valid and current, AND a current electric or gas bill or letter of service from said company (utility bill must be separate from rental agreement). The electric or gas bill or letter of service must be dated within the last 60 days. Rental agreements must identify the parent as the tenant of record fiscally responsible for the residence listed in the agreement. Parents listed as mere occupants of a stated residence are not considered tenants of the property for the purposes of enrollment. All records must include the name and street address of the parent and service addresses must be plainly visible on the electric or gas bill or letter of service provided as proof;
b. A current residential property tax statement, settlement statement, or closing disclosure, AND a current electric or gas bill or letter of service from said company. The electric or gas bill or letter of service must be dated within the last 60 days Parents not listed in ownership documents who are willing to provide evidence of their legal relationship to the property owner may submit legal documents for consideration as an authorized representative of the titleholder. All records must include the name and street address of the parent and service addresses must be plainly visible on the electric or gas bill or letter of service provided as proof.
All such documents must be in-hand and in paper format.
Verification and Violation of Policy
A school system representative may visit the address given by any parent to verify residency. If it is determined that the enrollment of any student is in violation of board of education policy, any of the following actions may be taken individually or in any combination: 1) the student shall be immediately withdrawn from school; 2) the parent shall be charged tuition for the period of the violation together with all court and legal expenses incurred by the Henry County Board of Education regarding the matter pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-133; and, 3) parties who provide false information to circumvent residency requirements shall be prosecuted for false swearing pursuant to O.C.G.A. 16-10-71.
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