MIAMI (AP) - A civil rights organization says a number of Florida school districts are asking for social security numbers or clearly giving the impression one is required in order to enroll a child in class.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed public records requests for enrollment forms and procedures at all of the state's 67 school districts. It then issued grades based on whether the district required a social security number or indicated one was needed.
Eleven districts were given an "F," including Orange County Public Schools.
The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to districts around the country last year reminding them that all students, whether or not they have a legal status in the country, are entitled to public education.