School choice available under Georgia law
June 17, 2010
Griffin, Ga. - Parents of students in the Griffin-Spalding County School System have until July 1 to apply for transfers out of their designated attendance-zone school under the Public School Choice law signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue last year.
The Griffin-Spalding County School System Transfer Request Committee will review the transfer requests. In cases where there are more requests than spaces available, a random lottery will be held to determine which requests can be accommodated.
The transfer request forms, due by July 1, may be picked up at the Superintendent's office at 216 South 6th Street, or printed from the school system website,
www.spalding.k12.ga.us . Parents will be notified by mail of transfer decisions.
Availability of classroom space for school choice transfers
Elementary school students may transfer to:
Jordan Hill Elementary, which has 129 spaces available,
Moore Elementary, which has 3 spaces available, or
Orrs Elementary, which has 12 spaces available.
Middle school students may transfer to:
Kennedy Road, which has 83 spaces available.
(Because Carver Road and Rehoboth Road middle schools have been open less than four years, they are not affected by HB251 for the 2010-2011 school year.)
High school students may transfer to:
Griffin High School which has 337 spaces available, and Spalding High School which has 155.
Some key things for transferred students and their parents to remember:
The parent personally assumes all costs with transporting the child to and from the selected school.
A student may continue to attend the selected school until the student completes all grades of that school.
A transferring student who completes all grades available at the selected school does not automatically receive enrollment preference at the next level feeder school.
Any student transferring under this law shall be subject to the eligibility requirements of the Georgia High School Association.
Students transferring under the provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act will be given preference over those opting to transfer under HB251 because federal law supersedes state law.