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Gary schools warned for offering enrollment incentives

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Posted at 8:41 AM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 08:41:05-05

GARY (AP) — State officials have put the Gary Community School Corp. on notice for violating Indiana law by offering enrollment incentives last fall.

According to Northwest Indiana Times, the district posted on its social media accounts offering $25 Visa gift cards to parents who referred students to successfully enroll in Gary schools.

The posts said those students would also be entered in a raffle for an iPad. Indiana law prohibits schools who receive state funding from offering incentives with monetary value.

The state board will review the district's social media posts as a part of the next routine audit of Gary schools.