The Deer Park School District has removed 300 students from its schools who have been identified as non-residents of the district over the past five years, administrators announced at a school board meeting last week.
The district is in its sixth year of a residency process, which requires students to be re-registered when they advance to a new school building. Over the past five years, 300 students have been relocated, the administration said.
Those who are identified as non-residents are removed from the district after several steps including an address confirmation and meeting with an attendance officer. This year, the district identified 41 students who were not residents of the district.
"It's not fair to tax payers, staff and other students in the school," Frank Caliguiri, assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services, said.
Since the start of the registration process, the number of students enrolled in the schools living outside of the district's borders has significantly decreased. When the program began in 2007, 110 students were removed.
*This article has been updated. The original article stated the district would remove 300 students from its schools. It should have stated that 300 students have been removed from its schools.