Two Jackson County girls say local schools won't enroll them

By Stephen McLamb- bio | email

JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA - (WAFF) Jackson County Public School students have been back in class for a week. But two kids who recently moved to the area because of hard times say they can't.

Incoming eighth grader Alexis Holifield and her sister, Destiny, say two school systems won't allow them to enroll.

The girls tried to register at Scottsboro City Schools and at Jackson County Schools, but their mother says they were rejected.

"If you don't send your kids to school you get in trouble for truancy, but how am I supposed to get them in school if nobody's wanting to take them?" said Bonnie Darty, the girls' mother.

Scottsboro officials said their new address is not in Scottsboro. Jackson County School Superintendent Kenneth Harding said he had no comment.

Their landlord said he received a letter from Superintendent Harding stating the Jackson County School System does not run busses in that area and the area would be in the Scottsboro city school zone.

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