New laws aims to help military kids

By: AP
By: AP

Children whose parents are in the military will have an easier time changing Georgia schools under a bill signed into law by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

In a visit to Fort Benning on Thursday, Perdue also signed a separate bill that allows children of soldiers stationed in Georgia to qualify for Georgia's HOPE scholarship. The new law waives the one-year HOPE residency requirement for children of active-duty military personnel.

The school transfer law is designed to make the transition easier for military children sometimes caught in conflicting mandates as they shuffle from school to school.

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