These nefarious criminals are on the loose in Oklahoma, too. For example, Dr. Donald Tyler, pastor of Greater Grace in north Tulsa, says "some kids are able, by using false addresses, to get into the better public schools" in the Tulsa area. About a mile from my house (photo at right), officials of the "public" school are
But I would suggest the utility-bill strategy is too primitive. If they're not doing so already, Edmond officials should step it up. Some school districts, Flaherty writes,
use services like VerifyResidence.com, which provides "the latest in covert video technology and digital photographic equipment to photograph, videotape, and document" children going from their house to school. School districts can enroll in the company's rewards program, which awards anonymous tipsters $250 checks for reporting out-of-district students.