KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) - In a story May 8, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Education Department, incorrectly reported that the Kentwood Public School district, near Grand Rapids, was one of 14 individual schools or districts being investigated for possible violations under a Supreme Court ruling that says children brought into the U.S. illegally are guaranteed the right to a public education. The Education Department said Friday that the complaints against Kentwood and 10 others had been resolved.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Feds resolve complaint against Michigan district
US resolves complaint against Michigan school district and 10 others over immigrant enrollment
KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) - A complaint has been resolved against a western Michigan school district that federal education officials said Thursday was being investigated for possible violations of a requirement to enroll children brought into the U.S. illegally.
Kentwood Public Schools near Grand Rapids was one of 14 individual schools or districts nationwide that the Education Department said was being investigated stemming from complaints. The department said Friday that the complaints against Kentwood and 10 others had been resolved.
The district says on its website that it has about 8,500 students in 16 buildings.
Children brought into the U.S. illegally are guaranteed the right to a K-12 education under the 1982 Supreme Court decision Plyler v. Doe.