City school registration, tuition guidelines announced

   The Elizabethton City School Board has adopted tuition rates for the 2002-2003 school year.
   In grades K-8, each child will pay $600; grades 9-12, each child, $350 (no vocational discount will be considered); outside of Carter County, each resident will be charged $800. A family cap of $2,400 per year is in place.
   Prior to any rural student's attendance in a city school, tuition must be paid, either in one full payment or in two one-half payments (before each semester).
   The following procedures have been adopted by the City School Administrative staff for out-of-zone and tuition requests.
   K-4 CURRENTLY ENROLLED OUT-OF-ZONE -- Applications for out-of-zone requests may be obtained May 1-10 at the school where your child is currently enrolled. Applications must be returned to the school by May 10, 2002, in order to obtain priority status.
   K-5 CURRENTLY ENROLLED TUITION REQUESTS -- Applications for tuition requests may be obtained May 1-10 at the school where your child is currently enrolled. Applications must be returned to the school by May 10 in order to retain priority status.
   K-5 NEW OUT-OF-ZONE/NEW TUITION REQUESTS -- Applications for new out-of-zone and new tuition requests may be obtained at the Elizabethton Board of Education office, 804 S. Watauga Ave., May 1-10. Returned applications will not be accepted until Friday, May 10, beginning at 7 a.m. at the Elizabethton Board of Education office. Completed applications will be numbered as they are returned.
   T.A. DUGGER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL -- T.A. Dugger will host a parent orientation for upcoming sixth grade students and any seventh or eighth graders who are not currently enrolled in Elizabethton City Schools. If your child plans to attend T.A. Dugger during the 2002-2003 school year, it is extremely important for both parent and the child to attend this meeting in the school auditorium on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. Tuition packets will be available. Registration will continue through June 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact the school guidance office at 547-8075.
   ELIZABETHTON HIGH SCHOOL, NEW STUDENTS -- New students will be registered during the month of May. Registration for new students will take place in the guidance office at Elizabethton High School by appointment. Parents must accompany their child to the school for registration, which will take about 20 minutes. For more information, call the guidance office at Elizabethton High School at 547-8019.