HB 251 Public School Choice
Student Transfer Procedures, Guidelines & Application
House Bill 251 will open February 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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 central 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)
K-12 public school students in Georgia may elect to enroll their child in a school within the local school district in which they now reside 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 o the student to and from 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 9:00 AM on February 22, 2019. The deadline for submission will be close of business (5:00 PM) March 8, 2019. Please click on the links below or further information.
School Choice Options under HB 251
Schools open to HB 251 will be posted prior to the opening of the application window.