METHUEN (CBS) – Eighty-one students have been kicked out of public schools in Methuen, but not for bad behavior.

The students were booted because it couldn’t be proven that they lived in the city.

According to the Eagle-Tribune, the city’s superintendent spent seven months verifying students’ residency.

Supporters said the move reduces class size and ensures that Methuen tax dollars are being spent on residents.


Comments (7)
  1. DStein says:

    Imagine that, a public official that’s actually looking out for the taxpayers.

  2. jaygee says:

    It would be refreshing to see other cities follow Methuen and crack down on people who take advantage of “the system”. Of course, if such practices were followed across the state then there would be accusations of racism and anti-immigrant conduct. People would be astonished if they knew the exact figure of how much of this goes on and who pays for it.

    1. ted says:

      II agree 100%…yes, you do realize we live in Mass. #&)*(@!+

  3. Ed Dracut says:

    Way to go Methuen! The entire country needs to follow your lead. Just imagine if they also included if you are in this country legaly. Just think of the savings the school departments across this country would save.. There would be no budget cuts for any school system no teacher layoffs. The kids would start to get a real education. I am getting tingles all over just thinking about it.

  4. Sloppy_Joe says:

    I’m am going out on a limb and say the majority were PR’s from Lawrence

  5. Ed Dracut says:

    So it isn’t precived to be anti immigration/illrgal aliens send all the children of illegal aliens to the “sanctuary cities.” The People republic of Cambridge comes to mind.

  6. teacher12 says:

    As someone who used to work in the Lawrence Public Schools, these parents should be commended, not arrested. They seem to be the only ones who actually CARE about their children’s education. Maybe if Lawrence were full of parents who CARE about thier children’s education, the schools there would be better, and there wouldn’t be a need to “send their kids across the line.” If I lived in Lawrence and I had no choice, I’d take a chance and do the same thing. You would too.

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