Superintendent says problem difficult to address

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

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

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 ( 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.


Information from: Delta Democrat-Times,

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast