By Ray King

Wednesday marked the first day for the White Hall School District to start accepting applications from students who currently live outside the district but want to attend White Hall.

Appearing on the Oldies 101.3 Morning Show with Greg Horne and Will Jenkins, White Hall School Superintendent Doug Dorris said the month of April is set aside for taking School Choice applications.

He said the district tried a new approach this year and put the applications on-line, and said it appeared to have worked.

Dorris said the applications went up at midnight and by 8 a.m., more than 85 had been submitted. In addition, three applications were brought in, and another two were faxed in.

He also explained the criteria the district had to follow in accepting applications.


In previous years, Dorris said people would spend the night in front of the building the night before the applications would be taken but this year but this year the building was blocked off.

“Some grades we can accept and some we can’t,” Dorris said. “We only have limited space.

Schools in the district are currently closed after an order from Governor Asa Hutchinson and will remain closed until April 17.

“We don’t know what the plans are from there,” he said.

“We’re just going day by day.”