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St. Johnsbury to consider school residency requirements

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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - The St. Johnsbury school board is going to tighten the residency requirements to thwart tuition fraud by people who want to send their children to the private high school that serves the Vermont community.

Superintendent Ranny Bledsoe says residency fraud is "one of the biggest headaches in the district."

The academy is a private prep school that has a number of international students from across the world. The town does not have its own high school and the town pays tuition to send local children to the academy for high school.

Real estate professionals say people move to St. Johnsbury so their children can attend the academy.

The Caledonian Record quotes Bledsoe as saying there are currently three students at the St. Johnsbury Academy that officials have doubts about.

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