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Updated: 04/18/2017 08:30:02AM

School district receives 58 transfer applications

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SEBRING — The School Board of Highlands County has received 58 student transfer request applications for the Controlled Open Enrollment option, or school transfers, which will start next school year.

No school had more transfer applications than available seats, so there will be no need for a lottery system to determine the final selection and approval for the requested transfers, school officials said.

Ten of the 17 district schools had seats available for the transfer option.

Lake Placid Elementary School had the fewest available seats (seven) among the 10 schools that had space. There were five requests for transfers to Lake Placid Elementary.

More than half of the requests were for two elementary schools — 16 for Sun ‘n Lake Elementary School and 15 for Avon Elementary School.

Most of the requests (48) were for elementary schools and the Kindergarten Learning Center.

Hill-Gustat Middle School, with six application requests, was the only requested middle school.

At the high school level, there were only four transfer requests under the transfer option — three for Lake Placid High School and one for Avon Park High School.

A letter will be sent to parents soon informing them that they have been approved for the Controlled Open Enrollment option.

Parents will have 10 working days to accept or deny the placement.

The other transfer requests were two to the Kindergarten Learning Center, two for Lake Country Elementary School and eight for Park Elementary School.

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