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Summer School Options

School's not out for everyone. Some students have to go to summer school. But if summer classes aren't offered in your child's school district, where do they go? In Liberty County, parents say they haven't offered summer school in more than 20 years. They've always been told to go to another county. But, depending on grade level, those other counties won't let any more students in.

Savannah-Chatham School District assistant superintendent Dotti Overstreet says the district's summer school program is open to all in-county students, and out-of-county high schoolers. "They are allowed to come to the high school and register," she said. 

But if you live outside the county, where summer school is not offered, and you are in middle and elementary school, "We are just able to accommodate our own students at this point," Overstreet said.

Overstreet claims summer classes would sacrifice too much space and resources if they were open to all children, no matter what school district they are in. "They don't have a lot of money to allow additional students," she said. "They only have the space to serve their own population."

Overstreet says if your child isn't part of the graduating class and summer school is not offered, you do have options. You can use a learning resource center or even hire a tutor. "A number of teachers earn extra money by tutoring, that is one avenue they can take," she advised.

Summer school classes start June 15. For high school students, registration is $250 for in-county kids and $375 for those from other counties. Summer school is free for in-county middle and elementary schoolers. Overstreet says there are no plans to change the policy.

Reported by: Don Logana,

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