School System Makes Change to Information on 'Parental Responsibility Zones'

Barrow County Schools provided information Thursday on the implementation of "parental responsibility zones" and what this means for students.

The Barrow County School System has made a slight change to information provided Thursday regarding "parental responsibility zones." Changes within the text originally sent are bolded below. 

The Barrow County School System (BCSS) values our students and is committed to providing them with the best educational opportunities. Unfortunately, we find ourselves in tough economic times and areno longer able to provide some services that we were able to provide in better economic times. In an effort to balance the limited budget, the BCSS has found it necessary to implement the Parental Responsibility Zone (PRZ) for middle and high school students. The parent(s) or guardian(s) of middle and high school students who live within the PRZ (defined as living within one and one-half mile from the school to which they are assigned, according the nearest practical route by school bus) are responsible for providing transportation to and from the school for which the student is zoned.
What exactly is the Parental Responsibility Zone?

For Middle and High School Students:

Students in grades 6-12 who live within one and one‐half mile from the school to which they are assigned, according to the nearest practical route by school bus, are not eligible for transportation services.

Click here to view the full information released Thursday by the school system. For additional information, contact the school system by calling 770-867-4527. 

The school system is also moving to a 160-day calendar year and changing bell schedules. Click here for more information. 

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