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Parents fight to keep students enrolled at Highland Home School

MONTGOMERY CO., AL (WSFA) -

Some parents who live near the Crenshaw County/Montgomery County line are fighting to keep their children in Crenshaw County schools. They were dismissed from Highland Home School because they are now considered out of district.

'They knew about the federal laws and why did they let them remain in school," said Michelle Walpole, a parent. "My son is a senior. He's a senior. This is his last year, so why did they let this continue to happen."

Some of those students had been attending Highland Home for years.

"I had one graduate this year, and they had one the year before, and now all of a sudden we're out of district,' said Toby Milstead, a parent.

The school system, while sympathizing with the parents, said the rules must be enforced. Those rules date back to the early 1990s, and allowed the district to attain unitary status.

Superintendent Randy Wilkes said the parents can ask for permission from MPS to allow their students to attend Crenshaw County schools, but MPS may not grant those requests.

The parents said they will continue pushing for their children to be allowed back at Highland Home. Some are opting for home school in the meantime.

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