Schuyler schools ask for proof of residency

ACLU Nebraska is calling on Schuyler Community Schools to abandon a district policy that would require students to show proof of residency. A letter from the ACLU to superintendent Robin Stevens says the policy violates state and federal laws that allow for free public education.

The policy gives parents and guardians a one-week deadline to provide documentation establishing residency and threatens criminal prosecution and expulsion for giving false information.

Stevens says the district's attorney didn't see a problem with the policy, which was passed by the school board on Monday. Stevens says that was the first of two required votes for a policy to be enacted.