Mount Vernon school district re-registers students for fall term

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The Mount Vernon City School District began re-registering its 8,300 students on Monday amid concerns that out-of-town residents are wrongfully making their way into its classes.
            
The concerns come after a flyer advertising fake residency documents for sale for $25 surfaced on Facebook.

"Obviously this is a very brazen attempt to defraud the district and we are looking into it and we will be reporting the perpetrators to the authorities," says Lesly Zamor, the school board president. 

The additional students would complicate the district's current plans to restructure its schools by 2020, Zamor says. The planned changes include adding pre-kindergarten, seventh and eighth grades to its elementary schools.

"We are going to be short on space," Zamor says.

Re-enrollment will be held at the Mount Vernon Board of Education building on North Columbus Avenue throughout the summer.

The deadline to re-enroll is Aug. 17. The district is encouraging parents to not wait until the last minute in order to make sure their children are enrolled. Parents should bring photo identification, proof of age for their child, immunization records and proof of residency.

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