PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year must be filed by May 1, 2020.
Applications must be received or postmarked by May 1st.
School Choice Application – Form Deadline is May 1
Return the School Choice Application to the Superintendent’s Office or mail to:
12472 State Hwy. 196
Texarkana, AR 71854
If you have any questions or need further information, contact the Superintendent’s office at 870-653-4343.
This is a public announcement. Public school choice in Arkansas allows students to attend a public school in a district other than the one in which they reside. Genoa Central School District participates in School Choice. Parents of students who want to enroll their children in a non-resident district have until May 1 to apply to enroll in the fall under the Arkansas Public School Choice Act 560 of 2015.
Pursuant to standards adopted by a non-resident school board, a non-resident district may reserve the right to accept and reject applicants based on capacity of programs, class, grade level, or school building. Likewise, a non-resident district’s standards may provide for the rejection of an applicant based upon the submission of false or misleading information to the above listed request for information when that information directly impacts the legal qualifications of an applicant to transfer pursuant to the School Choice Act. However, a non-resident district’s standards shall not include an applicant’s previous academic achievement, athletic or other extracurricular ability, handicapping conditions, English proficiency level, or previous disciplinary proceedings, except that an expulsion from another district may be included pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §6-18-1901. Priority will be given to applicants with siblings attending the district. The non-resident district shall accept credits toward graduation that were awarded by another district and award a diploma to a non-resident applicant if the applicant meets the non-resident district’s graduation requirements.
Applications must be postmarked or delivered to the Superintendent of the Non-Resident district no later than May 1 for a child to be able to enroll for the fall semester. The transfer shall be granted on a non-discriminatory basis. Students who have been accepted and enrolled in previous years do not have to reapply, as approved transfers remain valid for as long as the student attends that public school. The Superintendent of the Non-Resident District will contact the Resident District regarding the application.
Go to www.arkansased.org for more information on the Arkansas Public School Choice Act 560 of 2015.