• 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