Rutherford County Public Schools will open up for online enrollment starting July 1, 2019.
The school district announced the move in a press release on Wednesday.
“The state is continuing to review our enrollment plans and, based on the progress we have made, we are in a position to open up our online enrollment this fall,” said Superintendent of Schools, Bob Kline.
Students will receive an email when their school is ready to enroll.
As of the beginning of 2019, more than 1,200 students from more than 30 districts will be enrolled at the Rutherford County school district, including more than 150 students from North Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, and Louisiana.
There are also more than 200 students from South Dakota, Illinois, and Georgia.
Online enrollment is available for students ages 8-17, with the option to transfer to a different school.
Kline said the new plan is the first time Rutherford County schools will allow students to enroll online, and it will help improve student retention.
Rutherford County Public School will open in 2019 and is in the process of transitioning to the digital enrollment.
We are excited to be opening up for students and have plans to begin accepting applications for the fall, Kline said.
This is the third year the Rutherford, N.D., school district has made the transition to the new online enrollment.
In 2017, students at the school district were eligible to transfer online from other schools in the district.
Schools that previously did not have online enrollment were offered an option.
Parents and students can sign up for an account on the Rutherford Public Schools website and sign up to be a teacher or volunteer.
Sign up for the school newsletter, get your children started, and get more information on new school openings.