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Severe cold changes Optional Schools application ticketing process

Memphis, Tenn. – Because of low temperatures and a wind chill advisory for Shelby County, the Optional Schools application ticketing process has been adjusted. The district will be issuing “place-holder tickets” through Jan. 27 for bar-coded applications, which are available beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27.

The standard plan for distributing bar-coded applications notes that the Department of Optional Schools does not honor parent line-ups before the application pick-up date. However,  Superintendent Dorsey Hopson recognizes it is not safe for parents to camp out in the current weather conditions and, therefore, has adjusted the process.

Place-holder ticketing process

Parents may come to the Board of Education during the times listed below to pick up a place-holder ticket. The numbered ticket will reserve the parent’s place in line and correspond with a specific bar-coded application. Parents with a numbered ticket must arrive at the SCS Board Auditorium by 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, in order for their ticket to be honored and to receive their assigned bar-coded application.

Pick-up times for place-holder tickets

  • Thursday, January 23, until 6 p.m.
  • Friday, January 24, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 25, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 26, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Place-holder tickets can be picked up at the main entrance of the Board of Education, 160 S. Hollywood St.

For complete details about the Optional Schools application process, go to http://www.scsk12.org/uf/news/viewrelease.php?id=199.

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