Harnett County Schools alters enrollment policy

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Harnett County Schools have created a few changes to the student enrollment policy as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues across the state.

HCS will not transfer, enroll or withdraw students in the current 2019-20 school year until further guidance has been provided by the state, according to the county’s daily update.

“As a district, we are currently evaluating alternative methods to enroll students once that guidance has been received,” HCS said in a statement. “The school reassignment window for 2020-21 school year has been extended to June 1, 2020.”

This also means rising kindergarten students are not permitted to apply for reassignment until after a new kindergarten registration period has been established by the school district.

Harnett County Schools also announced, that children ages 18 or younger — students or not — will be eligible for meals.

Curbside delivery between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday is available at Angier Elementary, Boone Trail Elementary, Coats Elementary, Johnsonville Elementary and South Harnett Elementary Schools.

Parents are also reminded they can pick up assignment packets from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. on April 6 and again on April 27.

The Harnett County Administration building, as well as other county offices, including the sheriff’s office and detention center, continue to remain closed to public access. The Harnett County Health Department remains open to clients.

Government staff will continue to serve residents and provide support, according to the Harnett County release. Residents should visit harnett.org or call the county department they need to speak with for assistance.

Rick Curl can be reached at rcurl@mydailyrecord.com or by telephone at 910-230-2037.

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