Pupils May Not be Able to Go From Failing Schools
School officials in several higher performing Alabama districts say they doubt they will take many students looking to transfer from schools that have been listed as failing by state officials.
Elmore County Schools Superintendent Jeff Langham says his fast-growing system outside Montgomery will not be taking new students from surrounding counties at this time.
Langham says he has not had formal discussions with school board members about the issue. But he says the board has a policy in place which requires all students to be residents of Elmore County.
In fast-growing Shelby County near Birmingham, a spokeswoman, Cindy Warner, said the system is busy building new schools just to keep up with growth. She says the system could not accommodate many, if any, new students from outside the county.