Ohio mom jailed for sending kids to better district gets reduced convictions

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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 aide 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.

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