It is not only Ohio going after parents illegally enrolling their kids in better school systems. Muscogee schools are also getting ready to go to court over the same issue.
The budget crisis and school overcrowding are feeding the increased fervor with which districts are chasing down illegally enrolled students. In the blog on the Ohio case, many posters defended the mother by noting that her father lived in the district where she illegally enrolled her children. They felt that since her father lived there and paid taxes there, Kelley Williams-Bolar deserved a break and her two kids should be able to go to the schools.
But how far do we extend that thinking? Should Bartow County kids be able to attend Cobb schools if their aunts and uncles live there? Should people who operate businesses in a town but live elsewhere be allowed to enroll their children in the schools?
The argument for Williams-Bolar is that her father lives in the district but doesn’t now have children in the