News Brief: Extended Deadline

9 years 11 months 3 weeks ago May 31, 2007 May 31, 2007 Thursday, May 31 2007 Thursday, May 31, 2007 2:38:32 PM CDT in News
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The enrollment period was supposed to run from May 7 until May 29. But state education officials say they did not receive as many applicants as expected, so it's re-opening tomorrow. About 1,700 students have signed up so far. The budget provided for about 1,100 full-time students. But with many taking just one or two classes, officials estimate 4,000 could take part. About one-fourth of students who have signed up plan to attend the virtual school full time. For the first year, sixth through eighth grade classes won't be available. The state planned to use a lottery system to choose who gets in but now says that should not be needed.

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