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Have you ever lied about where you live so your child can go to a different school?

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We live in a very small school district with a great school. We are rural but close to the city. The district is divided into 2 areas really, money and poor. This in itself has its own issues. We live in the nice area and are not poor. My friend is on the school board and told me about the 20 kids that suddenly registered in our school that they believe are lying about where they live. That is a huge amount for a small school! Have you lied about where you live? If so, what were your reasons? Why did you think you had the right to do that? Did you get caught? If you got caught, what happen?
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 17, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 18, 2013 at 3:48 PM
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/26/mom-jailed-for-enrolling-kids-in-wrong-school-district/

An Ohio mother is in jail after being convicted of tampering with records to enroll her children in a better school district.

Kelley Williams-Bolar, 40, of Akron, illegally registered her two daughters at her father’s address in suburban Copley Township to get them into the Copley-Fairlawn school district rather than the urban Akron district, a jury decided.

The Akron City school district met only four of 26 standards on the latest Ohio Department of Education Report Card and had a 76% graduation rate. Copley-Fairlawn City Schools met 26 of 26 standards and had a 97.5% graduation rate.

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Cosgrove sentenced Williams-Bolar last week to five years in prison, but suspended all but 10 days. Williams-Bolar also must serve 80 hours of community service and will be on probation for three years.

The Rev. Lorenzo Glenn of Macedonia Baptist Church had asked the judge for leniency, saying he had known Williams-Bolar for more than 20 years, the Akron Beacon Journal newspaper reported.

”This is a serious matter,” Glenn said, according to the paper, “but by all means, it was done to help her children.”

Williams-Bolar told CNN affiliate WEWS-TV that she and her children considered her father’s house one of their homes.

“My primary residence was both places. I stayed at both places,” she said in an interview at the Summit County Jail.

Williams-Bolar’s father, Edward Williams, told CNN affiliate WJW-TV that the children did live with him, so he believed the family was within the law.

He said his daughter’s Akron neighborhood – where she lives in government-subsidized housing – isn’t safe.

“She had 12 police reports that her house had been broken in, so what am I supposed to do? Just leave them there?” Williams said to WJW-TV. “I mean, I can protect them better if they was with me.”

Williams-Bolar, a single mother, works as a teacher’s aide at a high school in Akron and is just 12 credits away from earning a teaching degree at the University of Akron, according to the Beacon Journal.

Her felony conviction will bar her from being licensed to teach in Ohio.

Copley-Fairlawn Superintendent Brian Poe told WJW-TV the case cost the district $30,000 in two years of lost tuition and $6,000 it spent on the investigation.

He denied that Williams-Bolar was singled out because she is black and the Copley-Fairlawn district is 75% white.

The district almost always resolves residency cases without involving the courts, he told WJW-TV, but couldn’t work out a resolution with Williams-Bolar.

“The way I look at it is, the bottom line, you need to follow the law,” he said. “If you choose to step outside of the law, what’s going to happen at that point is you are going to have to face the consequences for that.”

Williams-Bolar told WEWS she intends to appeal her conviction.

Grand theft charges against her father resulted in a hung jury. No new trial date has been set.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 18, 2013 at 3:53 PM
http://www.ednewscolorado.org/news/dps-busts-parents-lying-for-seats
Syphon
by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 5:37 PM

 That's a very entitled way to think.  No one is saying that some deserve one thing and others another.  Fact is if you want your child to go a school you need to move into that district and pay those taxes.  Your budget isn't someone elses problem.  You can't just take it because you think you deserve it. 

Quoting MrsLadyDae:

I'm not the orginal poster of this comment but I understand what she is saying. Don't all kids deserve a good education? I believe my child has a right to have the same start in this world that the yours does and vice versa. Maybe, right now, it isn't in my budget to move to that area. Or maybe when I bought this house, I didn't know anything about the school district.

 

I hate the mentality that some kids deserve one thing and some deserve another thing. As far as I'm concerned, kids deserve a great start. I shouldn't be held accountable/responsible or punished for the choices my parents made.

 

Now... Do I condone lying.. no. But I understand this mother's need for her kids to have a better education.

Quoting Anonymous:

Doesn't like anyone really gets away with it. Why do you think you have the right to do that? Why not move?


Quoting Anonymous:

No, but I'm going to keep that idea in mind. I hate my DD's current school.



 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 20, 2013 at 5:41 PM
That's right. Thank uou


Quoting Syphon:

 That's a very entitled way to think.  No one is saying that some deserve one thing and others another.  Fact is if you want your child to go a school you need to move into that district and pay those taxes.  Your budget isn't someone elses problem.  You can't just take it because you think you deserve it. 


Quoting MrsLadyDae:


I'm not the orginal poster of this comment but I understand what she is saying. Don't all kids deserve a good education? I believe my child has a right to have the same start in this world that the yours does and vice versa. Maybe, right now, it isn't in my budget to move to that area. Or maybe when I bought this house, I didn't know anything about the school district.


 


I hate the mentality that some kids deserve one thing and some deserve another thing. As far as I'm concerned, kids deserve a great start. I shouldn't be held accountable/responsible or punished for the choices my parents made.


 


Now... Do I condone lying.. no. But I understand this mother's need for her kids to have a better education.


Quoting Anonymous:

Doesn't like anyone really gets away with it. Why do you think you have the right to do that? Why not move?



Quoting Anonymous:


No, but I'm going to keep that idea in mind. I hate my DD's current school.





 


MrsLadyDae
by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 4:52 PM

I did not say that they have to right to "just take" anything. If you read the rest of my comments to OP and another Anon Mom, I'm in the mindset that there is a way that students who do not live in thoese districts can attend thoes schools. Of course, with rules and regulations mandated by that school.. For instance, have them pay some sort of tuition, have strict attendance and parental involvement rules, require a minimum grade point average, require a minimum test score, etc... Some parent's can't afford to move into the neighborhoods with good schools; and it may not be because of choice or poor decisions.


In other post to the OP and the other Anon Mom.. I just urged them to understand that everyone has different circumstances. If you see a problem, you should work to fix it instead of bitching about it. You also have to accept that people are diffent. They don't live the same lives your live and it's so unfair to judge someone based on circumstances you know nothing about.


Again, I don't condone lying at all. Not even to give your child a better future. But all this money and energy to keep kids out could be spent on how to keep some of the good ones in. If that makes me "entitled" then so be it.

Quoting Syphon:

 That's a very entitled way to think.  No one is saying that some deserve one thing and others another.  Fact is if you want your child to go a school you need to move into that district and pay those taxes.  Your budget isn't someone elses problem.  You can't just take it because you think you deserve it. 

Quoting MrsLadyDae:

I'm not the orginal poster of this comment but I understand what she is saying. Don't all kids deserve a good education? I believe my child has a right to have the same start in this world that the yours does and vice versa. Maybe, right now, it isn't in my budget to move to that area. Or maybe when I bought this house, I didn't know anything about the school district.


I hate the mentality that some kids deserve one thing and some deserve another thing. As far as I'm concerned, kids deserve a great start. I shouldn't be held accountable/responsible or punished for the choices my parents made.


Now... Do I condone lying.. no. But I understand this mother's need for her kids to have a better education.

Quoting Anonymous:

Doesn't like anyone really gets away with it. Why do you think you have the right to do that? Why not move?


Quoting Anonymous:

No, but I'm going to keep that idea in mind. I hate my DD's current school.



 


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