Authorization for Nonparent Relative

Execution of an Authorization Agreement for a nonparent relative under Chapter 34, Texas Family Code, is not required for a student to enroll in a public school, including a student who is entitled to enroll on the basis of a separate residence under Sections 25.001(b)(4) and (d), Texas Education Code. A student who is entitled to enroll under Section 25.001 may not be excluded from enrollment due to the lack of an authorization agreement, power of attorney, or other similar document.

The form prescribed by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) for an agreement under Chapter 34, Family Code (form number 2638) is available on the DFPS website.