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Old 03-08-2009, 05:15 AM
 
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Hello. First of all I would like to thank you for taking time to read my question. Here is my problem: We are getting ready to move to Covington from Campbellsville in two weeks; my husband took a job in Florence. We already found a place and everything. The only thing that is keeping us from making the big change is the school system. The Elementary and Middle Schools are ok; my biggest concern is the high school in Covington. I do not like it as much as I like the Boone High School in Florence. Is there any way my daughter, who is 15, can go to high school in Florence while living in Covington? If there is, can someone please let me know? Do we have to find somewhere else to move in Florence?
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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We had the same situation 10 years ago. At the time, we were told that you could not send your child to school in a county other than where you resided, even if you paid tuition. This only applies to public schools, of course. I don't know if this is still the case, but since Covington is in Kenton County and Florence is in Boone County, your only option may be to live in Boone County. Holmes High School is the high school in Covington; I know it is considered a "rough" school by some. It has an on-campus daycare because of the high pregnancy rate. That being said, I think some kids will do well regardless of environment.

I don't know anything about Campbellsville, but if it is rural in any way you may like it better somewhere in Boone County than in Covington. I work in Covington, and it is very urban; it has nice areas and bad areas, but is definitely not the country.

The only other way legal way I am aware of to live in one county but send your child to school in another is to actually work for the school district. If you work for the school system, your child can go that school no matter where you live.

We know people who register their children at a relative's address in a different county so that their child can attend school there, but it's not above board and if caught, the kid will be pulled from the school and sent where they should have gone to begin with - that actually happened to our neighbor's child.

I hope things go well with your move!

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Old 03-10-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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Your child may be able to go to other Kenton County schools via open-enrollment. I'm a 2003 graduate of Dixie Heights...so I may be biased. I found DHHS to have lots of compassionate staff and really seemed to have a handle on problems plaguing other NKY schools (drugs, pregnancy, etc). Then again, that was 6 years ago and I now live in Lexington.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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Your child may be able to go to other Kenton County schools via open-enrollment. I'm a 2003 graduate of Dixie Heights...so I may be biased. I found DHHS to have lots of compassionate staff and really seemed to have a handle on problems plaguing other NKY schools (drugs, pregnancy, etc). Then again, that was 6 years ago and I now live in Lexington.
Good point. My husband graduated from Dixie Heights many many moons ago. I have also heard favorable things about Scott.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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I graduated from Holmes. I never did drugs, I never stole anything, I never got pregnant, I was never arrested, I'm excelling in college. Like any high school, Holmes is what YOUR child chooses to make of it. There are awesome teachers who care about the students and students who are motivated to succeed in life.
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