Settlement Ensures Immigrant Children Can Attend Utica’s Proctor High School

Immigrant students can now attend high school in Utica after a settlement agreement was reached with the district.

News Story (New York)

Scott Willis
WAER (Syracuse, New York)
May 20, 2016

Tags: Education

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of Central New York


The suit Tuyizere vs. Utica was filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York last April on behalf of six students who were repeatedly denied enrollment in Proctor high school after months of letters, phone calls, and threats of litigation. Legal Services staff attorney Susan Young says the students had been placed in alternative programs in violation of state law that guarantees a free public education to anyone under 21.