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The annual random draw for students seeking enrollment in out-of-district schools was Thursday with Hardin County Schools and Elizabethtown Independent Schools officials at EIS Central Office.
Fourteen new students will attend EIS schools without paying tuition and five students living in the EIS district will attend Hardin County Schools.
There were 105 applications for spots in an EIS school, representing a total of 158 children. Families apply as a unit for spots.
EIS has a total of 204 slots available for out-of-district students to attend their schools. District officials are expecting 190 to be filled by current students, with 24 spaces opening up because graduations, students relocating and other reasons. Ten of those spaces were filled by incoming kindergarteners of families who were selected in the past, leaving 14 open slots.
There are 55 out-of-district students currently attending HCS schools.
The draw was created by a 2007 contractual agreement between the districts. Under the agreement, each district was allowed to enroll an additional 25 students annually until reaching a maximum of 200. Now that the limit is reached, the number can fluctuate depending on changes in enrollment in the county district.
Kelly Cantrall can be reached at 270-505-1747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.