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CCPS: Immigrant Students Not Denied Education, Turned Away Because They Didn’t Meet Requirements

Collier County School District officials said Monday they didn’t deprive two immigrant Immokalee students from receiving an education when they were denied enrollment in Immokalee High School and directed to a basic English language course.

A letter signed by the school district’s attorney, Jon Fishbane, says the students didn’t meet the general requirements for promotion into high school under Florida law, and that enrolling them in a regular high school program would have set them up for academic failure.