TALLAHASSEE — Kameela Russell’s daughter acted out at her neighborhood school, Madie Ives Elementary in northeast Miami-Dade.
But she excelled after transferring to the top-ranked Lakeside Elementary in Broward County.
Most parents would not have been able to move their child to a public school in another county. Russell could because she was a teacher in Broward.
That option may soon become available to more Florida families.
Lawmakers in the House and Senate are considering proposals that would let children enroll in any school in the state that has available seats. The bills would also make it easier for some parents to transfer their children into different teacher’s classrooms.