I fully support any endeavor that will ensure those using county service i.e. Schools, etc are paying the taxes into the county to support these services. With the state of automation and the availability of online information sharing, this should not be a problem. There is nothing wrong with having the parent supply a current vehicle registration displaying Rutherford County as the residence when registering a student in a RC school.
The schools have enough to worry about without having to do policing for the county clerks office. This is a job for the sheriffs dep't.
As for cars with out of county tags seen picking up students, perhaps some of them are relatives that reside in other counties that are picking up neices or nephews or grandkids.
I know that I have picked up a friends kids at Seigel on a few occasions and I have a Dekalb County tag.
What happens if someone does not own a personal car? I know people who have company owned cars that are registered out of state. Hell I am one of those people. Get real. Here is an idea. Cut your damn spending. Everyone else has with the exception of our government at every level...county...city..state..
Right on Alaska Dave, I can't add any more to that.
I think TAGS in Rutherford County SUCKS. The Wheel Tax was a temp measure to put roofs on Oakland and Riverdale. How many years does it take to put a roof on a building? We have paid for those roofs 5 times over... but now the money is ear marked and probably doesn't even go to the schools but in the general fund. Tax and spend it is all the county knows. I just got a 50% pay cut and I am not on the stimulus payment plan... I have 5 cars registered in Rutherford County and only two drivers in the house. (When you drive OLD cars you need more than one, but then if I had a new car I couldn't afford the insurance!)
Let see.. We CAN'T ask for proof of citizenship in order to send a child to a Ritherford County school but we can ask for vehicle registration. What a freakin' mess.
What about people who don't have children in school. Guess we make up for those who have kids in school. Those parents going out of county for tags are probably struggling and are finding ways to make ends meet. Perhaps the schools should evaluate their spending habits.
Should I mention that not all people have cars.
Isn't there an address on the vehicle registration? Do all of the neighboring counties have clerks who don't care? Regardless, I don't think it should be the schools' job to police license plate registration.
"Do all of the neighboring counties have clerks who don't care?"
If you walk into any clerks office (including Rutherford County), and want to give them money, they will take it.