Tallapoosa County has a superior product': BOE hopes to recruit non-resident students

Out-of-district residents can now pay a fee to attend Tallapoosa County Schools, an attempt to boost enrollment in what school board vice president Michael Carter described as "a recruiting game."

The Tallapoosa County Board of Education voted to approve the new out-of-district policy recommended by Superintendent Ray Porter Monday, which sets a $500 per semester tuition fee, or $750 per semester for families enrolling more than one child.

Up until now, Tallapoosa County Schools did not allow non-resident students, with exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis. However, Porter said he wanted to extend that opportunity to any student within commuting distance.https://www.alexcityoutlook.com/news/i-think-tallapoosa-county-has-a-superior-product-boe-hopes-to-recruit-non-resident-students/article_cd30c730-fa31-11eb-840a-73802999926e.html#tncms-source=login