Double standard for residency
Original post made by Anonymous, Barron Park, on Aug 18, 2006
This year, my family had to jump through a lot of hoops in order to prove that we are indeed residents of PAUSD. I was asked to present my car registration, bank statements, mortgage statements, etc. Every time I complied with a request for information, there was a new request. Now things should be OK (though I don't want to give my name for fear of retaliation). But yesterday I learned of another family that is here illegally from Mexico. They got in PAUSD without any scrutiny. Apparently the school board has a policy where it will look the other way if a student or his family is an illegal alien. But for those of us who are U.S. citizens, we have to jump through hoops. How unfair! Yet nobody will complain because we don't want the district to find some excuse to kick our kids out or make them go to a school in another neighborhood. In the next school board election, I intend to ask the candidates about this double standard -- and vote for those who feel all families should be treated the same when it comes to residency.