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District to host Facebook chat on Educational Choice
Parents and others in the community with questions about a new statute that allows students to enroll in schools outside their attendance zones, can have those questions answered in real time during a district hosted Facebook chat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.
The "Ask Me Anything" chat invites participants to visit facebook.com/lakeschools and post a question with #lakechoice at the end. In turn, district administrators will post a response. The questions and answers will remain on Facebook, and those who follow the page can track the conversation by searching #lakechoice.
The revision of Florida Statute 1002.31 directs each school district to develop a controlled open enrollment plan that allows parents from any school district in the state to apply to enroll their child in any public school that has not reached capacity.
In Lake, open enrollment began Feb. 1.
Between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28, parents and legal guardians anywhere in the state can apply to have their children attend any public school or magnet program in Lake County. If a school has more applicants than available seats, student names will be entered into a lottery and randomly selected for those seats. Students who apply to schools with no capacity will be placed on a wait list.