DeSoto school officials urge early online registration

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) – DeSoto County school officials are urging parents to use the system’s online registration program to enroll students before the Aug. 3 start of classes.

The Commercial Appeal reports the InfoSnap program allows parents to enter most required registration information online after creating an account. Students still must provide two proofs of residency, which can be submitted at the school or, for new students, at administrative offices in Hernando.

School system spokeswoman Melissa Green says the registration program is the same one used by the school system since 2012, and it is pre-populated with most information for returning students.

Teachers return Aug. 1 at the school system’s 42 schools countywide. With more than 33,000 students, DeSoto County Schools is Mississippi’s largest public school system.