House Bill 251 (2016-17)
Public School Choice Framework
Annual Choice Notification
Hall County Schools
April 1, 2016
To: Parents of Hall County Students
From: Will Schofield, Superintendent
RE: Public School Choice for 2016-17
Dear Parents or Guardians,
A currently enrolled student who moves to a new residency address that is within the Hall County School District and who wishes to remain enrolled in his/her current school may apply through the HB 251 In-District Transfer Application. Please keep in mind that if you choose to transfer your child to another school in the district, the law requires you to assume all costs and responsibilities related to the transportation of your child to and from the school as long as your child remains at that school.
The Hall County Schools Student Registration page has more information for students whose address is changed. Please complete the HCSD Change of Address Form within 5 days of moving to a new address and follow the HB 251 application procedure below:
• Take the completed address change form and two valid proofs of residency to your current school
• Complete the HB 251 In-District Transfer Application and submit to Joy Morris at HCSD district office
• If In-District transfer is approved, student will remain enrolled at current school
Information for 2016-17 enrollments:
A parent or guardian of a student currently enrolled in the Hall County School District may request to transfer the student to another public school in the school district in April/May of each year. Please refer to the Hall County School District’s Procedure for Implementing HB 251 (Hall County Schools Policy 15).
As a parent or guardian, you can request to have your child transferred to another public school within the school district as long as the district has determined that there is available classroom space at the school you requested. Please keep in mind that if you choose to transfer your child to another school in the district, the law requires you to assume all costs and responsibilities related to the transportation of your child to and from the school as long as your child remains at that school. If a parent requests a transfer to a school that does not have the services required by the current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Accommodation Plan (IAP), HB 251 does not require the school to develop those services as long as they are available within the local school system. Students who transfer under HB 251 are subject to GHSA eligibility requirements.
In the event a particular school has available space and the number of transfer requests exceeds the remaining available capacity, transfer requests will be reviewed and approved or denied on the basis of a lottery. Once available classroom space is reached at a school, no more transfers will be accepted at that school.
If you have questions regarding this procedure, please contact Dr. Eloise Barron, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at 770-534-1080, extension 211.