Superintendent says problem difficult to address

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 16, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.



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AVON, Miss. (AP) — The Western Line School Board is asking Superintendent Larry Green to crack down on students who attend classes yet live outside the district.

The Delta Democrat-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1jtUD3l) Green told board members this past week that's not as easy as it sounds.

"We know there are students living outside of our district who are attending our schools," he said. "It's a matter of can we prove it or not."

Green said some students who ride the bus are dropped off at a bus stop and then picked up by someone.

Also, he said, "many times, parents will say a child is living with so-and-so just to get them into our schools. How do we prove they're not? Do we start going door to door?"

According to the Mississippi Department of Education, students "must physically reside full time, weekdays/nights and weekends, at a place of abode located within the limits of the school district."

"Since you know it's going on, I think it's your job to do something about it," board member Dorothy Montgomery told Green.

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Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, http://www.ddtonline.com

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