Upon enrollment in a school district, all families must be given an opportunity to identify ethnicity and race information for their school aged children. Campuses should request that a student’s parent or guardian identify the student’s ethnicity and race on the Enrollment Card. However, the parent or guardian is not required to provide this information; nor is it a requirement for enrolling the student. If the parent or guardian declines to provide the information, the USDE requires that the school district employ observer identification as a last resort to gather this information for federal reporting. The campus observer should complete the "Ethnicity and Race Observer Questionnaire" located on the back of the Enrollment Card.
Please refer to the 2017-2018 PEIMS Supplemental Information for Ethnicity and Race Data Reporting that was published by TEA in 2017-2018 for more information about making this determination.