New Central Registration Office for Houston | Education
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Registering for school in Houston County just got a little easier.
Now parents can go to a central location and register all of their children at once.
"I'm not familiar with the school system at all." explains Terese Townsend.
Townsend recently moved to Houston County, and will be enrolling her son in school for the first time. She came to the Central Registration Office to find out about Pre-K for her four year old.
The new central office is located next to Warner Robins High School on South Davis Drive in Warner Robins.
Valerie Noah a secretary at Houston County's central office says before their Central Registration Office parents would have to register each of their children at each school.
"You can come here and register your kids all in one shot that way when you go to the school you're concentrating on meeting the principal, touring the school, and meeting the teacher and you don't have to worry about paperwork." explains Noah.
She says a central office will especially help Pre-K registration, which is done through a lottery system.
"We're actually going to spread Pre-K registration out over the course of four weeks instead of two weeks and each school will be assigned a week that they can come in and register."
You can get a head start on registration by printing out all of the paperwork on the school district's website.
"When they come in they'll be met at one of the registration desks by myself or one of the clerks, and they'll have to provide their birth certificate and their two proofs of residence. Once they do that they'll be able to come into our waiting area."
The office even has a play area for children while they're waiting.
Translators are on hand and testing is available for students where english isn't their first language.
Noah says, "It's a one stop shop to register your kids in Houston County."
Townsend agrees and says she thinks, "It's more convenient to be able to go to one place instead of trying to go everywhere."
Pre-Kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year will be held February 19th through March 15th.
Registration will be at the Central Registration Office from 8am-5pm.
Feb. 19-22 Quail Run, Lindsey, Parkwood and Westside
Feb. 25- Mar. 1st Eagle Springs, Pearl Stephens, Miller, Linwood and Northside
Mar. 4-8 David Perdue, Centervillem Bonaire, Hilltop and Shirley Hills
Mar 11-15 Lake Joy, Perry, Kings Chapel, Matt Arthur and Russell.