Lee County changes middle school transfer policy

Reporter: Morgan Rynor
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A new policy in Lee County schools could impact student transfers from sixth to eighth grade.

It will now be harder for middle school students to change schools once the school-year starts. This affects all 20 middle schools in the district.

Students used to be able to switch schools within days if a spot opened up in their first choice school. Now they will have to wait months.

Middle school student transfers will be permitted only at the end of the first semester.

WINK News reporter Andrea Henderson spoke with community members outside Cypress Lake Middle School. Watch the full segment below:

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