CNY district to kick out 2 remote-learning students taking classes from out-of-state

CNY district to kick out 2 remote-learning students taking classes from out-of-state

Auburn, NY - Can you visit a friend or relative in another state for an extended period while your kids keep up with their classes and school work online? One Central New York school district says no, at least not in the case of Jeffrey Emmette. The single father of three has two elementary-age students in the Auburn city school district, who have been learning remotely since September from their aunt’s home in Missouri. On Thursday, Emmette received an email from Camille Johnson, Auburn’s assistant superintendent for student services, saying she has determined his two sons “are not entitled to the public schools of the district.” In the email, the administrator says Emmette told the district in late August the family had planned to return to Auburn from their vacation in Missouri over Labor Day weekend, but due to a wedding at the end of September decided to remain in Missouri. The administrator says in the email the district allowed the two boys, a second-grader and fourth-grader, to continue remote learning. However, Emmette and his kids still haven’t returned, and mail sent to him was returned to the district, the email says. It also states that Emmette told the district he didn’t have a set date to return, and told them he was renting out his home when possible on AirBnB. "Renting out your home is contrary to an intent to return to Auburn in the near future‚'’ Johnson says in the email Emmette shared with Syracuse.com | The Post-Standard. The administrators ...
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