Paulding County School District

HB 251 Public School Choice

Student Transfer Procedures, Guidelines & Application

Last Updated: February 24, 2017

Student Assignment Guidelines

All children residing in Paulding County are required to enroll in the school of the attendance area in which they reside, unless special authorization is given by the Superintendent or designee. Attendance areas (school zones) are designated by the Board of Education.

The District will not provide transportation for a student attending school outside his/her attendance area, unless the student is assigned to another school as a part of his/her Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Special needs students will be assigned to schools from the district office level based on which schools have the programs needed to implement the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Information about the School Choice Law (House Bill 251)

Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, parents of students enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school in Georgia may elect to enroll their child in a school that is located within the school system in which the student resides other than the one to which the student has been assigned by the local board of education; providing a school has classroom space available after its assigned students have been enrolled. The parent shall assume the responsibility and cost of transportation of the student to and from the school. In compliance with HB 251, the Paulding County School District has provided notification and information about the District's process. Applications will be made available at 5:00 PM on February 24, 2017. The deadline for submission will be the close of business (5:00 PM) March 10, 2017. Please click on the links below for further information.

House Bill 251 Public School Choice Framework 2017-18  (PDF)

Parent Annual Choice Notification Letter 2017-18 (PDF)

School Choice Options under HB 251

Attention parents, under HB 251 for the 2017-2018 school year, the following schools are receiving school choice students.

Elementary Schools

Abney Elementary
Allgood Elementary
Baggett Elementary
Dallas Elementary
Dugan Elementary
Hiram Elementary
Hutchens Elementary
McGarity Elementary
Nebo Elementary
New Georgia Elementary
Northside Elementary
Panter Elementary
Poole Elementary
Ragsdale Elementary
Roberts Elementary
Russom Elementary
Union Elementary


Middle Schools

Dobbins Middle
East Paulding Middle
Herschel Jones Middle
Moses Middle
Ritch Middle
Scoggins Middle
South Paulding Middle

High Schools

East Paulding High
Hiram High
Paulding County High
South Paulding High

Online Application 2017-2018

The deadline for submission will be the close of business (5:00 PM) March 10, 2017