Feds apologize to Kentwood schools over inaccurate report

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WZZM) -- A federal agency has apologized to the Kentwood Public Schools district for confusion that led to an inaccurate media report saying the agency was investigating the district.

The Associated Press had reported that the Office of Civil Rights was investigating the Kentwood school district's policies regarding enrollment of illegal immigrants.

Kentwood's superintendent said in a statement that the Office of Civil Rights confirmed late Friday that it is not investigating Kentwood Public Schools.

Superintendent Michael Zoerhoff said, "Students from around the world enroll in our district for an education of excellence where diversity of thought and culture is not just talked about but reflected in the scope of our community. Make no mistake, in today's world we believe that the Federal Office of Civil Rights does important work for our community and our country."


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