CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Public Schools adopted an open enrollment policy Monday night that will allows students from outside the district to attend schools in the city.
The CPS board voted 4-2 to change the current enrollment plan, which will take effect in May for next school year.
The board's biggest concern was making sure students from within the district have had a chance to fill seats in certain schools before those from outside the district begin enrolling.
"If one of our families that does pay taxes and has been supporting our tax levies, if one of children is denied a spot, then we are going to lose the support of that family, that's my biggest concern," said Cincinnati resident Katie Hufman.
Enrollment is only open for students who live in the bordering districts in Ohio. It is not open to students from Kentucky or Indiana.
9 On Your Side reporter Amy Wadas contributed to this report.
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