Schools approve penalty for residency violators

By: Newscenter 16 staff
By: Newscenter 16 staff

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (AP) - The school district serving the upscale Grosse Pointe suburbs of Detroit is cracking down on parents who skirt residency requirements to enroll their children.

The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/RpCWmv ) that the Grosse Pointe Public School System's board of education this week approved charging tuition of up to $13,038 for violators. The aim is to deter families living outside the Grosse Pointes and the portion of Harper Woods served by the district from using the district's schools.

The vote came about a month after a group calling itself "Residents for Residency" addressed the board with two petitions calling for stricter enrollment rules.

The district is among about a dozen in the Detroit area that have decided to keep outside students from enrolling under the state's voluntary schools of choice program.

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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