- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

HEMPTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - The state education commissioner wants an investigation of a Long Island school district’s enrollment procedures amid allegations it turned away dozens of Hispanic students for weeks.

Commissioner John King ordered the Nassau BOCES to immediately look into the procedures at Hempstead school district.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1nrZpWy ) says the mandate centers on recent immigrants and in some cases children who entered the country illegally as unaccompanied minors. At least 34 Hispanic students allegedly were turned away from school for weeks.

More than 2,000 such children, fleeing poverty and violence in Central America, have been released to relatives or sponsors on Long Island this year.

King director Nassau BOCES to report to him by next Thursday with the number of students allegedly involved.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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