An area school district is among more than a dozen being investigated by federal education officials for possible violations of a requirement to enroll children brought into the U.S. illegally. 

The Kentwood Public Schools near Grand Rapids was one of 14 individual schools or districts nationwide that the Education Department said Thursday was being investigated stemming from complaints. The Associated Press left a message after business hours Thursday with the Kentwood superintendent's office. The district says on its website that it has about 8,500 students in 16 buildings.

Children brought into the U.S. illegally are guaranteed the right to a K-12 education under the 1982 Supreme Court decision Plyler v. Doe.