Lansing D.158 catches two students who don't live in district

2012-11-19T00:00:00Z Lansing D.158 catches two students who don't live in districtPaul Czapkowicz Times Correspondent
November 19, 2012 12:00 am  • 

LANSING | Two students have been withdrawn from Lansing Elementary District 158 since the start of the school year after it was discovered they do not live within district boundaries.

Assistant Superintendent Phil Schumaker said residency information submitted by families at the time of registration was sent to National Investigations Inc., to do a database check. The D.158 School Board hired the firm last year to help with residency investigations.

"So out of 2,400 students we have two families," Board President Robert Wood said.

Schumaker said the results are pretty typical from years past.

He said letters either have or will be sent soon to the two families requesting payment of tuition for the amount of time the students spent in the district illegally.

Superintendent Cecilia Heiberger said she will work to set up a residency hotline so people can call anonymously and report a situation in which they believe a student may not live in the district.

"That's what I hear a lot," Heiberger said. "They don't want their name used, but I need people to tell us something."

In other district news, Heiberger and the School Board saluted students who achieved top scores on the 2012 Illinois Scholastic Achievement Test, or ISAT.

Most of the students were present at Wednesday's School Board meeting and received certificates of commendation. The following students were recognized:

Coolidge Elementary School: Gena Jones (third grade reading); Marley Rosinia Cowan (third grade mathematics); Ali Kelly (third grade mathematics); Krischarl Jeremiah Manio (fourth grade reading); Zachary Gifford (fourth grade mathematics); Camryn Reitsma (fourth grade mathematics); Isabella Bonifazi (fourth grade science); David Michalski (fourth grade science); Logan Rosinia Cowan (fifth grade reading) and Joshua Gann (fifth grade mathematics)

Oak Glen Elementary School: Nicholas Bertrand (third grade reading); Mekhi Mosley (third grade mathematics); Pamela Muth (fourth grade reading and mathematics); Jacob Hollimon (fourth grade science); Genesis Barlow-Howard (fifth grade reading); Jessica Bertrand (fifth grade mathematics); Nancy Campuzano (fifth grade mathematics) and Elizabeth Chukwulebe (fifth grade mathematics)

Reavis Elementary School: Jalen Mays (third grade reading); Parth Patel (third grade mathematics); Lindsey Vasquez (fourth grade reading and science); Kevin Nawrocki (fourth grade mathematics); Samantha Andrews (fourth grade science); Kelson Sumners (fifth grade reading) and Matthew Pimentel (fifth grade mathematics)

Memorial Junior High School: Mishaun Travis (sixth grade reading); Ian Ahern (sixth grade mathematics); Margaret DiGrispino (sixth grade mathematics); Omar Tlatelpa (sixth grade mathematics); Samantha Rizo (seventh grade reading); Justin Hollimon (seventh grade mathematics) and Mayra Tlatelpa (seventh grade science)

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