Cape Superintendents Say Home Visits Are Rare, If Ever

Cape Cod superintendents say they don't go to students' homes to make sure residency requirements are being met, as a Mashpee schools superintendent did last week.

The Cape Cod Times reports several local superintendents say they don't visit students' homes for residency checks, and rarely or never visit for other official business.

Bourne Superintendent Steven Lamarche says a police officer may visit a home if the district questions a student's residency.

A Mashpee mother filed a criminal complaint last week alleging that Superintendent Brian Hyde entered her house and went uninvited to her daughter's bedroom.

Hyde says he was invited into the house and didn't enter the bedroom, but saw it didn't have a bed and appeared unoccupied. He says every new student gets a home visit.



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