Jersey City schools chief says district in the process of identifying students enrolled illegally


Jersey City Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Norma Fernandez says the district is in the process of identifying students that are enrolled illegally.

Jersey City Interim Superintendent of Schools Dr. Norma Fernandez. Screenshot via YouTube.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This letter will confirm that, in order for your child to be registered and enrolled in the Jersey City Public Schools, you and your child must be residents of and live in Jersey City,” Fernandez said in a letter to parents and guardians.

“This letter will likewise confirm that the Jersey City Public Schools is currently engaged in the process of identifying students who are not legally entitled to be enrolled in and to attend the District’s schools. This is a District-wide project and involves students currently enrolled for the 2021/2022 school year from Pre-k through 12th grade.”

She continued that state statute allow them to remove any non-residents from the district programs, including their early childhood care providers.

“In addition, please be advised further that a determination that a student was not eligible to a free education from the Jersey City Public Schools may result in a parent being assessed tuition for the entire period of time the student was ineligible. This assessment may span multiple school years.”

Fernandez’s letter did not provide any specifics as to what spurned the investigation and/or what schools were being heavily impacted.

However, a source with knowledge of the situation, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said that the preschools were the area of the greatest concern as it pertains to fraudulent enrollments.

Fernandez did not return a call seeking further comment this afternoon.

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  1. They should be checking the Immigration status of all children and their parents/guardians. American Citizens Pay taxes in order to provide their children with a good education. Children of Non Citizens in our public schools deprive American Citizens of the Education their Parents/Grandparent and Gr Grandparents paid for.
    Children of Non Citizens or Illegal Aliens should not be allowed to access the Educational System that we pay for. If Non Citizens and Illegal Aliens want an education for their children or themselves they should have to pay for it just as we always have.. They can hire teachers and rent space to educate their own children. Enough is enough. America’s Children of All races and Religions are falling behind because of the lack of resources being spent on non American Children. It is time we put ALL AMERICA’S CHILDREN FIRST For A change !