Ohio Mom Jailed for Sending Kids to Better District Gets Reduced Convictions

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kelley Williams-Bolar, a mother of two girls in Akron, Ohio, served nine days in prison in January. Williams-Bolar was convicted of falsifying documents to allow her daughters to attend school in a better district than the one where they reside. She was working as a teacher's aid before the conviction and was studying to become a teacher, but having two felony charges would likely have kept that from happening — until Ohio Governor John Kasich announced he was going to reduce Williams-Bolar's convictions to misdemeanors.

Williams-Bolar talks about her experience with her attorney, David Singleton, who is with the Ohio Justice and Policy Center.

Comments [1]

Gary from Boston area

The father lived in the district that filed the charges. Presumably has no children currently of school age. If he pays taxes and his grandchild cannot attend is the district not delivering something paid for. The district took the position that something tangible, the educational service, was stolen.

Sep. 28 2011 07:02 AM

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