Rich Connecticut Town Reconsiders Residency School Proof

Lauren Williams's picture
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

School officials in wealthy Greenwich are reconsidering a new rule requiring families who rent to provide proof of residency with an affidavit.

The Greenwich Time reports that families with children who want to attend public schools in Greenwich must provide a copy of their current lease. Starting this year, they also must provide a notarized affidavit from their landlord who commits to notifying officials if the tenant moves.

The landlord could be criminally prosecuted for making false statements. If the family doesn't provide the affidavit, their children can be denied a spot in school.

The new policy has angered some residents who say it places an unfair burden on renters.

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