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District 161 hires firm to look for illegally enrolled students

Flossmoor School District 161 is looking for residency cheats.

As a new academic year starts – Aug. 22 is the first full day of class – as many as 12 prospective students enrolling in district schools have been “red-flagged” for residency questions, Superintendent Craig Doster said this week. That means school officials will take a second look at the students to make sure they truly live within District 161’s boundaries.

Board of education members Tuesday approved a contract with National Investigations, Inc., which will look into whether some students who live outside the district are illegally enrolled in the schools . . .

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