“There’s a general sense in the community that we have people taking advantage of residency by taking the train into town, taking buses in. It’s a persistent rumor,” said school board member Cameron Nelson during discussion at the Oct. 29 board meeting.
Nelson said he thinks spending more money on thorough investigations is a good idea. The investigator would likely be a retired police or security officer who would look into cases of families that are allegedly living out of district while sending children to Flossmoor schools. Pay for the position would be $25 an hour.
Part of the difficulty in following through is that the district must prove not just that the student lives out of district but also what the student’s actual address is, he said.