TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Clay County woman will tell you Indiana's open enrollment policy could have spared her thousands of tuition dollars when her now 21-year-old daughter decided to transfer to Terre Haute North High School even though the family lived outside Vigo County.
"It was like $135, $130 the first year – per month," recalled Claudia Jones of the out-of-county tuition she paid in 2006 through 2008. "$130 a month, and then it doubled to like $265, I think."
Claudia's daughter, Lindy, wanted a bigger school experience, college-credit courses, and more options in the school sports arena.
In 2009, Indiana passed its open enrollment policy that, simply put, allows any student to transfer school districts, without pricey tuition costs, providing the school accepts the student's admission, and the parents are willing to provide any and all transportation.
"It worked out for us," said Claudia Jones, recalling that Lindy's senior year in high school finally brought that tuition break. "She loved it! It isn't for everyone. She took hold of North and loved the big atmosphere and had a lot of opportunities, so she loved it!"
Jones's daughter, Lindy, looks forward to graduating from Indiana State University in roughly one year.
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