HB 251 Public School Choice

  • Student Transfer Procedures (School Choice & HB 251), Guidelines & Application


    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 parents and guardians 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; provided 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 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 1, 2021. The deadline for submission will be close of business (5:00 PM) February 15, 2021. Please click on the links below or further information.  Parents will be notified via email of the status of their HB251 selection by the end of the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Parent Annual Choice Notification Letter 2021 - 2022 (PDF)

    House Bill 251 Public School Choice Framework 2021-2022 (PDF)


    Application

    ATTENTION - NEW PROCESS THIS YEAR

    School Choice requests for currently enrolled students in grades K-11 must be made through Parent Portal under the “More” option from the Index. Simply log in to the Parent Portal, select "More" and proceed with the application.

    Parent Portal instructions may downloaded from the right column of this page.

    For kindergarten registration under HB251 for the 2021-2022 school year, click here.


    School Choice Options under HB 251

    Attention parents, under HB 251 for the 2021-2022 school year, the following schools are receiving school choice students.

    Elementary Schools

    Middle Schools

    High Schools

    Baggett

    Austin

    East Paulding

    Dallas

    Dobbins

    Hiram

    Dugan

    Herschel Jones

    Paulding County

    Hiram

    Ritch

    South Paulding

    Hutchens

    Scoggins

     

    Nebo

    South Paulding

     

    New Georgia

     

     

    Northside

     

     

    Panter

     

     

    Poole

     

     

    Ragsdale

     

     

     

     

     

Parent Portal Instructions

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