June 15, 2017

IERB compliant – Bulloch County Schools illegal adult education

Posted by D.A. King at 10:49 pm - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  



Attachment to complaint of June 16, 2017 against Bulloch County Schools

D.A. King

Violation of OCGA 50-36-1: Verification of eligibility for Public Benefits
Adult Education – SAVE affidavit and Secure and Verifiable ID.

Bulloch County Schools is or has been administering adult education classes without collecting the required SAVE affidavit or Secure and Verifiable ID to verify eligibility of the recipient/applicant of this public benefit. Please see attached response to my recent open records request.

Please note internal description of “adult classes” and email traffic with staff at Georgia Southern University in which it is made clear that adult education is offered “regardless of level or visa status.” More on that coming soon.

To ‘pre-rebut’ the sure to come argument that there is “no application” needed to access the taxpayer-funded classes on public property, I note the requirement of the sign-in sheet illustrated in various places in the response attachments and the “register online or by phone “ requirement.

OCGA 50-36-1

(f) (1) Except as provided in subsection (g) of this Code section, an agency or political subdivision providing or administering a public benefit shall require every applicant for such benefit to:

(A) Provide at least one secure and verifiable document, as defined in Code Section 50-36-2, or a copy or facsimile of such document. Any document required by this subparagraph may be submitted by or on behalf of the applicant at any time within nine months prior to the date of application so long as the document remains valid through the licensing or approval period or such other period for which the applicant is applying to receive a public benefit; and

(B) Execute a signed and sworn affidavit verifying the applicant’s lawful presence in the United States under federal immigration law; provided, however, that if the applicant is younger than 18 years of age at the time of the application, he or she shall execute the affidavit required by this subparagraph within 30 days after his or her eighteenth birthday. Such affidavit shall affirm that:

(i) The applicant is a United States citizen or legal permanent resident 18 years of age or older; or

(ii) The applicant is a qualified alien or nonimmigrant under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, Title 8 U.S.C., 18 years of age or older lawfully present in the United States and provide the applicant’s alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal immigration agency.

(2) The state auditor shall create affidavits for use under this subsection and shall keep a current version of such affidavits on the Department of Audits and Accounts’ official website.

D.A. King