CT school disctrict files civil lawsuit against parents
WESTPORT, Conn.(WHDH) -- A Connecticut school district filed a civil lawsuit against the parents and alleged that the father falsified a school registration card because he didn't live in town and instead lived about 30 miles away.
The district claims the girl attended classes for two years, even though her family didn't live in town. Now, officials want to be reimbursed. For parents living in Westport, Connecticut, public schools like king's highway elementary are what drew them to the town.
The public schools are for residents only and the Westport school district is going after a Seymour resident couple they say fraudulently sent their daughter to King’s Highway Elementary.
Many parents with children at the elementary school were surprised to hear the allegations.
"They have to follow protocol. If the resident, if it's a non-resident, you have to be within the district."
At a prior hearing, a court officer found that the family didn't have enough evidence to support they resided in Westport.
At the time, they didn't have representation.
But now, their attorney Alexander Schwartz said quote, "now that they have a lawyer, they hope that all of the facts will finally come out".
"I guess the district has the right to investigate and pursue that and I guess sue them because if we're taxpayers and we're paying for our kids to go to Westport schools, then it's really not fair to the residents."
No court date has been set at this time.