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Grandmother Files Suit In School Residency Case

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School Residency (photo by John Silva WTIC

School Residency (photo by John Silva WTIC

A Connecticut grandmother is seeking damages in a school residency case.

Marie Menard has filed suit in federal court in Hartford.

She was accused of violating school residency laws for keeping her grandkids in school in Stratford after her daughter, with whom she shared custody, moved to a neighboring town.

Menard says she is a taxpayer and homeowner in Stratford, giving the children the right to attend school there.

Parents from states such as Ohio and Pennslyvania say they have been similarly threatened with jail time for the same thing.

Governor Dannel Malloy subsequently signed a bill to stop felony arrests of parents for school residency violations….

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