Bay District Schools 'School Choice' enrollment opens in March

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Thinking about next school year may seem like a distant thought in January, but now is the time to start weighing school choices for your child.

This week marks National School Choice Week, but School Choice in Bay District Schools will be in March.

Parents and students use the open enrollment to find a school that is the best fit for them.

According to Lee Stafford, Director of Student Services for Bay District Schools, the choice is not limited to district lines.

"Florida passed a new law about that and so parents can now choice across district lines. That is determined by space available within the school that they are hoping to be able to choice into," Stafford said.

She said parents have to provide their own transportation when they take part in the School Choice process.