After a more stringent registration process and hiring a new firm to investigate cases related to school district residency, Riverside District 96 removed three kids belonging to the same family from the district.

That’s appropriate action by the district, which will seek reimbursement, though we believe that’s money the district will be unlikely to recover. 

That said, the action will discourage other families from trying to fraudulently enroll in the district in the future and may prompt any more who are trying to slip under the radar to reconsider.

While the district is being vigilant, we also believe that cases of fraudulent enrollment are few and will remain that way.