Nearly 300 families who lied about their addresses to enroll students in the San Francisco Unified School District came forward to avoid prosecution.
The district, which saw an increase in the number of families lying to enroll in district schools, held an amnesty period in November to allow families to leave the district without penalty.
According to district officials, 291 one families came forward during that time. Of those families, 131 are not returning to SFUSD this spring. Another 160 families applied for and were approved for inter-district transfers.
Since March 2010, district officials said the number of families found to be enrolling children in the district illegally had increased “tenfold.”
The amnesty period allowed families to come forward and disenroll without facing the $2,500 fine.