Student Transfer Information

Student Transfer Procedures, Guidelines & Applications

Last Updated: March 13, 2015


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. The window to apply for school choice for the 2015-2016 school year is now closed.

House Bill 251 Public School Choice Framework 2015-2016 (PDF)

House Bill 251 Parent Annual Choice Notification Letter  (PDF)


Choice School Options Under HB 251 

Attention parents, under HB 251 for the 2015-2016 school year, the following schools are receiving school choice students.

Elementary Schools

Abney Elementary
Allgood Elementary
Baggett Elementary
Burnt Hickory 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


Middle Schools

Austin MS
East Paulding MS
Herschel Jones MS
Moses MS
Ritch MS
Scoggins MS
South Paulding MS


High Schools

East Paulding HS
Hiram HS
South Paulding H

HB 251 School Choice Online Application is closed for 2015-2016  (Online)

Download HB 251 School Choice Hard Copy Application is closed for 2015-2016 (PDF)

Disrict Computer Kiosk

For anyone needing access to a computer in order to complete the online application, a kiosk is available in the lobby of the District's central office (3236 Atlanta Highway, Dallas). The kiosk will be available from 8:00am until 4:30pm, Monday through Friday during the HB251 registration window. The window to apply for school choice for the 2015-2016 school year is now closed.

State Legislature Regarding HB251 (State Law) [ PDF ]



Hardship School Transfer

Online Hardship Transfer 2015 Information and Form



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.