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Five file to change custody, to change schools

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August 12, 2005

Albany- Five Dougherty Countians have filed to give up custody of their children so the children can attend school outside their zone.

In the past, a lot of parents were using other people's addresses to send their children to schools outside their zones.

Under a new requirement, parents would be required to sign over guardianship of their children to the people's whose addresses they used for school. Apparently, the policy will cut down on the number of Dougherty County students attending schools they shouldn't.

At least 100 people have filed into the law library at the Dougherty County Courthouse to find out about giving up custody to keep their children in a certain school.

"After talking to them and doing the reference interview, if I felt like their situation might be one of the exceptions, I would encourage them to go to the school board," said law librarian Laureen Adams.

Some of those exceptions have been made for students who have parents in the Middle East.

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