By Bill Spinks

Enrollment for new students within Midlothian Independent School District for the 2020-2021 school year will open on July 20, the district announced recently.

Classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 18 for students, according to the district academic calendar that was approved last month.

Midlothian ISD serves students who live within the district's attendance zone. MISD does not accept out-of-district transfers or fees to enroll out-of-district students except in very limited circumstances.

MISD requires families to provide proof of residency each year in order to complete the enrollment and registration process. This is required because residency determines the school attendance zone, regardless of enrollment or registration status. Zone maps are available at .

For returning students, the district will allow a copy of a current (current or previous month) utility bill (electric, gas or water) that shows current usage as acceptable proof of residency.

For students who are new to the district, the following items are required and must be present in person at the time of enrollment:

• A copy of a current (current or previous month) utility bill (electric, gas or water) which shows the current usage on it in parent/guardian name


• A current lease showing parent/guardian name as lease or tenant

• Current closing documents on house in parent/guardian name (within same month) - OR - Current Mortgage Statement (within same month)

• Ellis County Appraisal District proof of ownership in parent/guardian name

The enrollment process will not be complete until this documentation is received by your child’s campus, the district states. Students may not receive a class list or course enrollment information until documentation has been provided.