Student Transfer Procedures, Guidelines & Applications
Last Updated: February 06, 2014
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 28, 2014. The deadline for submission will be the close of business (5:00 PM) March 14, 2014. Please click on the links below for further information.
House Bill 251 Public School Choice Framework
House Bill 251 Parent Annual Choice Notification Letter
Choice School Options Under HB 251
Attention parents, under HB 251 for the 2014-2015 school year, the following
schools are receiving school choice students.
Burnt Hickory Elementary
New Georgia Elementary
East Paulding Middle
Herschel Jones Middle
South Paulding Middle
East Paulding High
South Paulding High
HB 251 School Choice Application for 2014-2015 *
* HB 251 is now closed for the 2014 school year. The deadline for submission was the close of business (5:00 PM) March 14, 2014.
http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/pdf/hb251.pdf (State Law) [ PDF ]
Hardship School Transfer
Online hardship application closed as of 5:00 PM 8/29/14
SB 10 - Special Needs Scholarship
Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program
For more information regarding the Paulding County School Districts School Choice procedures
please see Administrative Regulation Student Assignment to Schools JBCCA-R.