Update:

Update: The In-District HB 251 application deadline will remain March 31, 2020 for the 2020 – 2021 school year, but due to the current restrictions regarding COVID-19, we will also accept applications electronically. Please do not bring applications to the district office. Please submit your child’s application, either by mail to the address listed below or by email to Joy.morris@hallco.org, postmarked by the deadline of March 31, 2020.
Note: We will notify parents of transfer approvals on or before April 24, 2020, although kindergarten transfer approvals may be delayed until after kindergarten registration has been rescheduled.

In-District Transfer Request: HB-251

Parents may apply for In-District Transfer Requests

For Fall 2020 from February 3 – March 31, 2020

A parent or guardian who resides in the Hall County School District may request to transfer his or her child to another public school in the school district for the upcoming 2020 – 2021 school year.

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. 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.

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.

Please see below for links to the district’s list of potential schools that have available classroom space for the upcoming school year, as well as the HB 251 Transfer Request Form for Fall 2020.

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.

Links

PDF Icon HB 251 – Letter to Parents: 2020-21

PDF Icon HB 251 – Carta para Padres 2020-21


PDF Icon HB 251 – HallCo Potential Schools 2020-21

PDF Icon HB 251 – Lista de escuelas del Condado de Hall


PDF Icon HB 251 – Transfer Request Form 2020-21

PDF Icon HB 251 – Formulario de Solicitud de Transferencia 2020-21


PDF Icon HB 251 – Información acerca de Transferencias Dentro del Distrito

Note for rising kindergarten applications: You will submit your HB 251 Transfer Request Form by March 31, 2020 to the district office; however, you should attend the kindergarten registration at your zoned elementary school.

House Bill 251 (HB 251) Timeline

February 3 – March 31, 2020 HB 251 Applications accepted
On or before April 24, 2020 Parents notified of HB 251 application decision
May 1, 2020 Date by which parents accept transfer

We are not accepting new HB-251 applications for currently enrolled students for the 2019-2020 school year, unless a family moves to a new residence outside of their current school attendance zone. 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-FORM B In-District Transfer Application.


In-District Transfer Request Information for

Currently Enrolled Students Who Move Out of HCSD

During the School Year

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-FORM B In-District Transfer Application. Please know that if you choose to transfer your child to another school in the district, the law requires parents/guardians to assume all costs and responsibilities related to the transportation of a child to and from the school as long as the 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 In-District Transfer application procedure below:

  • Take the completed Change of Address form and two valid proofs of residency to your current school
  • Complete the HB 251-FORM B In-District Transfer Application and submit to Kevin Bales/Joy Morris at HCSD district office
  • Once In-District transfer is approved, student may remain enrolled at current school

Links

PDF Icon HB 251 – FORM B Transfer Request Form 2019-20

PDF Icon HB 251 – FORM B Transfer Request Form 2019-20 Spanish