Your child’s immigration status does not matter for their school enrollment. The law guarantees immigrants and non-English speaking students a free public education from kindergarten through 12th grade up until the age of 21.
School Districts can’t inquire about your or your child’s immigration status. They also can’t require any documents that would require legal residency.
You do not need a social security number to enroll in school. Requiring a Social Security number prevents undocumented students from attending school, and that is against the law. It’s also against the rules for schools to require a Social Security number for services or benefits provided by the school.
If the school needs a number for identification or administrative purposes, the school should create a school number that has nothing to do with a person’s Social Security number.