School affidavit deadline is December 18

Thu, 12/06/2007 - 4:14pm
By: The Citizen

The Coweta County Board of Education office at 237 Jackson Street in Newnan will stay open until 7 p.m. on December 11 and 13, to help parents file affidavits of residency before the end of the first semester.

By the requirement of a federal court, all parents must submit affidavits of residency for currently enrolled Coweta County students before the end of the current school semester on December 18. Parents can submit those affidavits and have them notarized at their child’s school or, for convenience, at the Jackson Street school board office.

Parents who require two-party residency affidavits (because they do not own or lease the home in which they live) must do so at the 237 Jackson Street office in order to meet the requirements at their child’s school. The Jackson Street office also accepts single-party affidavits on behalf of the schools.

Students who have not had affidavits completed by December 18 will be disenrolled from their school. The parents or guardians of any disenrolled student must meet the residency requirements to reenroll for the second semester, which begins on January 3, 2008.

To avoid that inconvenience, the school system is urging parents to provide the affidavits to each of their children’s schools before the beginning of the Christmas and New Year holidays.

The affidavits are being required by the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, to meet the terms of a federal court Consent Decree entered into on November 9, 2006.

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