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Random Re-Registration Under Way for Grosse Pointe Schools

As part of an effort to address residency concerns brought to the Board of Education last summer, the Grosse Pointe Public School System is conducting a random re-registration process this month.

Random students throughout the Grosse Pointe Public School district are being asked to reverify their residency this month as part of an enforcement effort to ensure those enrolled actually live within the community, according to the district's website. 

The random re-registration stems from concerns that were shared with the Board of Education last summer in which residents mainly from Grosse Pointe Shores accused the district of having a lax attitude about residency. 

According to a brief announcement on the district's website, a random selection was performed of families throughout the district. Each selected family should have received a letter and form in the mail earlier this month. 

Those forms must be notarized and re-submitted to the district by Feb. 27. The district is offering free notarization during normal business hours at the administration building on St. Clair Street.

There are families from each school who are part of the random re-registration process, which district officials believe is more cost effective than requiring the entire population to re-register. This was part of the discussions that took place last summer and into the fall. 

According to the announcement signed by Superintendent Tom Harwood, there are families from every school in the random pool. The only people excluded from being selected in the random sampling are those who already re-registered this year. The group includes not only some who rent their home but also some who own their home.  

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