State to probe immigrant enrollment procedure

The New York State Attorney General's Office announced that it is investigating reports that immigrant students were turned away from schools due to overcrowding. The attorney general and Education

News 12 Staff

Oct 24, 2014, 12:35 AM

Updated 3,497 days ago

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State to probe immigrant enrollment procedure
The New York State Attorney General's Office announced that it is investigating reports that immigrant students were turned away from schools due to overcrowding.
The attorney general and Education Department will examine whether students are being denied their constitutional right to an education.
Last week, parents and guardians of immigrant students claimed Hempstead School District turned away several dozen students, saying there was no room for them.
The probe will focus on districts that have been overwhelmed by an influx of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border in to the U.S. from South America and Central America.
Hempstead School District opened a new "transition" school Wednesday to accommodate students who were turned away.
Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch says the board's upcoming state aid proposal will call for additional funds for districts handling an influx of new students.


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