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Old 05-09-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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Well that's the headline, but technically it's still pending...

Calvert County kicks out second-grader - The Washington Post

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Instead, Kristina Hammond contends that her 7-year-old daughter was caught in a bureaucratic nightmare as the Southern Maryland school system seeks to weed out students who officials say don’t live in the county. Calvert officials suspect that Sierra resides in neighboring Prince George’s County.
With scarce resources, Calvert officials say they have no choice but to go after those who commit residency fraud.


“We’ve always taken this extremely seriously,” said Gail Bennett, a schools spokeswoman. “We want students attending school, but we want them to attend in the district where they legally reside. We consider this our obligation to our local taxpayers who are funding our education system.”
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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Well that's the headline, but technically it's still pending...

Calvert County kicks out second-grader - The Washington Post

Interesting story. Unfortunately non-residency is a big issue due to the inconsistency in the U.S. education system. But I agree she does deserve due process and not be expelled on hearsay.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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There should be further investigation into this before the next school year. Ms Hammond's "investment" property in Upper Marlboro is shown as her principle residence as far as her property taxes are concerned. Which county does she pay income tax to?

Over twenty years ago we moved from Prince George's County to Calvert County so our children could receive a good education. We left a neighborhood we loved, proximity to family and work, and tripled our house payment. We paid the price to legally obtain good schools. The system is definitely flawed in that the school systems are not equal, but it is what it is, and if you want to take advantage of a better school district, do it the right way - either make the move or pay the out-of-county tuition. What kind of message does this send to the student????
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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The parent in question was asked to prove residency due to questions raised. Instead she chose to hold her child out of school and alert the media. She made no attempt to prove residency.


First people from Prince George's come down RTE 4 and rob our banks, now they come down and steal our classroom seats.

As a note, Prince George's has the same issue with DC kids attending County schools.
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