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by Rebecca, Menlo Park,
on Jun 23, 2006
Today's article about non-residents in Palo Alto public schools really made me angry. These greedy non-residents (who use fake lease documents or other methods to get their kids into P.A. schools) are dishonest and should be investigated. A public school district needs to ensure that the students attending their schools actually LIVE within district boundaries.
As the mother of three children, I want my kids to attend good public schools. For this reason, we purchased a house that was more expensive than we thought we could afford at the time. My husband and I work so we can live here. We also volunteer at our kids' schools, join the PTA, attend fund-raising events, donate items for the auction, etc. Do you think that non-residents are donating money or time to the schools?? It's not simply the cost of the education that we're being cheated out of.... think about it.