The voters have no clue as to what taxpayers pay to get a child educated in the public schools locally. Once in a while, the fact slips out.
A woman in Connecticut enrolled her child in a community with a better school system. She lived outside the district. She got caught.
The district whose territorial boundaries she violated claims that she stole $15,000 for her child’s one year in school.
She was given a 12-year sentence. She will be eligible for parole after five years.
Her son will now have to spend 11 years in the other district’s public schools. Total: a 12-year sentence.
She was also sentenced for drug dealing. For that, she will receive a five-year sentence: concurrent. So, she really is getting sentenced only for violating school boundaries.