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School Choice Applications Being Accepted at Districts

The school choice law allows parents to transfer their student from their host school district into another one.

BENTON, AR -- School districts across the state began accepting applications from parents who want to transfer their children to another district.

Leaders in the Benton School District have already gotten applications.

Each year, they welcome about 50 new students as a result of school choice.

The district also gets another 100 new students through regular enrollment, those who move to the Benton area.

Superintendent Jeff Collum said they're doing a lot of things right.

"No matter what building you walk in, kids are going to be successful, teachers are going to be successful and i think that's why parents want to be here," Collum said.

Applications will be accepted until June 1st.

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