Student transfer option at risk in Hamilton County

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IF YOU GO• What: Hamilton County Board of Education meeting• When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday• Where: Central offices, 3074 Hickory Valley RoadMOVING OUTIf the No Child Left Behind transfer program is phased out, students will have fewer options for transferring out of their zoned schools. Remaining options include attending one of Hamilton County's magnet schools or receiving a hardship transfer, which officials say are granted on a limited, case-by-case basis for reasons such as medical issues.To learn about the system's magnet program, call 209-8475.To learn about hardship transfers, call 209-8496.

Options for students to leave their zoned schools in search of a better education could narrow as the Hamilton County Board of Education considers phasing out a decade-old school transfer program.