Statement from SBOE President on Residency Fraud

Monday, April 16, 2018

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2018

Statement from SBOE President on Residency Fraud

The State Board is disappointed that additional residency fraud has been uncovered in the District and that it appears that OSSE was not fully following the regulations approved by the State Board. Residency verification for our public schools can be complicated and we certainly have compassion for families that are struggling, District tax money must prioritize District students first. It is not news that the systems used for residency fraud investigation and oversight need updating and the SBOE supports these efforts. We are confident that OSSE is committed to improving. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them moving forward. Karen L. Williams President & Ward 7 Representative