State officials halt New Rochelle School District's re-registration process

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NEW ROCHELLE -

State education officials have halted the New Rochelle School District's re-registration process.

Under the district's policy, students entering ninth grade were required to re-register. New Rochelle school officials say the process was a way to prevent non-resident students from adding to operating costs.

The state Department of Education sent a notice to the New Rochelle superintendent asking him to hold off on re-registration. The notice went on to state that the required process for student enrollment is already established under state regulations. The halting of the re-registration process comes after the state received inquiries from concerned parents in the district.

The New York Civil Liberties Union supports the state's decision. Just last week the group sent a letter to the district calling the process discriminatory.

MORE: NYCLU calls New Rochelle SD re-registration plan discriminatory

A spokesperson for the New York Civil Liberties Union says, "Putting the re-registration plan on hold gives the district the opportunity to make sure that no child is unfairly pushed out of the district by this process."

New Rochelle school officials declined to comment, but posted a message on the district website stating appointments to re-register have been canceled.
 

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