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CABE: Districts Often Verify Student Residence Requirements

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File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

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The Greenwich Board of Education this month approved a $25,000 appropriation to conduct a residency verification of its elementary school students.

The money will be used to bring in temporary workers to assist in the process.

While not rampant, school officials want to make doubly sure that kids in grades K-through-5 that are attending school are town residents.

It’s not out of the ordinary for school districts to undertake some type of verification process if questions arise about residency.

Deputy director and general counsel for the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education Patrice McCarthy says districts will sometimes resort to private investigators if they have reason to believe non-residents are attending class in a particular district.

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