Some Northwest students given option to attend West

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 09, 2011 7:10 AM

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Some students at Northwest Junior High will now have the option to transfer to West High School, Superintendent Steve Murley said.

At Tuesday evening’s School Board meeting, he reported his progress in implementing the plan, which incorporates district considerations and grandfathering.

The school system currently allows “open transfer,” meaning students may transfer to a school out of their district, but this system is limited by the number of open seats at any given school.

But seventh- and eighth-grade students at Northwest Junior High who live in the Hills or Lincoln Elementary districts will have the option to attend West High instead of City High, and Northwest Junior High students who have a sibling at West High will also have the option to attend. The school system will not provide transportation for these students who choose the temporary open transfer to West High.

Murley said letters and applications were sent to families on Monday. The number of students choosing to take advantage of this option will become available once West High’s registration process is complete.

— by Audrey Smith

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