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CENTRAL - The Central School System recently proposed beefing up requirements to prove students who enroll in their schools actually live in the district.

Superintendent Michael Faulk was asked by the community and the school board to strengthen the residency requirements. The proposed rules would require parents to provide up to eight separate documents to prove residency, as opposed to the four required in years past.

"We have a responsibility as a school system to provide an education for those students and that's been the big thing with citizens in the community, with taxpayers in the community," said Faulk.

One sticking point could be a requirement to show proof of renter's insurance for families who don't own their home. People who rent aren't required to get insurance like homeowners with mortgages are, which could mean students whose families chose not to buy it may not be able to enroll in Central schools.

The proposed rules will go before the school board Monday evening. Faulk said the requirements could be changed before the board votes on them at the end of the month.

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