Principal asking Rapides Parish school officials to verify addresses of students


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ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana — A principal is asking the Rapides school officials to review its process for verifying addresses to keep an overcrowding problem from getting worse.

Wally Fall has been principal of Scott M. Brame Middle School in Alexandria for 16 years. Fall tells The Town Talk ( he has seen the junior high's population grow from 550 students his first year to about 950 now.

Of the many students at Brame who are not zoned for the school, Fall said about 100 seem to be there through false information on resident verification forms that go through the board's Office of Child Welfare and Attendance.

Others in that group include students who have received hardship exceptions to attend Brame and those who attend through "choice" because they are zoned for a failing school.

Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk,

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