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Deadline looms for student registration

Time is running out for Pinellas County parents to register children who will be new to the school district in 2004-05 or to choose schools for incoming kindergarteners, sixth- and ninth-graders.

The two Family Education and Information Centers _ 3420 Eighth Ave. S in St. Petersburg and 1101 Marshall St. in Clearwater _ will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m today.

Because the application deadline falls on the weekend, parents can complete paperwork until 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Applications postmarked by midnight Monday will be accepted, but district officials would prefer that parents come in person so a school district employee can go over their applications with them.

Parents who want to apply to a career academy, magnet or fundamental school can do so until 5 p.m. today by calling the district's automated phone system: 501-0871.