2019-2020 school choice for GSCSS open through March 15

STAFF REPORT :::

Parents and guardians of students currently enrolled in the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCSS) may apply for a transfer to a school of their choice from the list of identified schools. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted through March 15.

School choice is made possible through House Bill 251 and Senate Bill 10, also known as the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program.

House Bill 251 allows students to transfer to a school outside their designated attendance zone as long as the destination school is more than four-years-old and has permanent classroom space available.

GSCS students may apply for a transfer to Anne Street, Beaverbrook, Moore and Orrs elementary schools, Carver Road and Kennedy Road middle schools and Griffin High School.

To apply, parents and guardians must complete a school choice transfer request form which can be found on the district website, www.spalding.k12.ga.us, or at the Parent Service Center located at 234 E. Taylor Street.

School choice recipients will not be granted school transportation.

For additional information regarding the HB 251 transfer process, please contact Maria Haven at 770.229.3710 ext. 10335.

Senate Bill 10 allows eligible special needs students who are served under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), to request a transfer to another school within Spalding County, another public school outside of Spalding County, one of the state schools for the blind or deaf or a private school authorized to participate in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS). Transportation is not provided.

For additional information regarding eligibility and requirements, please contact the Georgia Department of Education at http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Policy/Pages/Special-Needs-Scholarship-Program.aspx or call 404-656-4328.
For additional information regarding the SB 10 transfer process, contact Julie Thurston at 770.229.3710 ext. 10328.

The deadline for all school choice transfer requests is 4 p.m. March 15. To apply for an internal transfer, parents must complete a school choice transfer request form or the GSNS program form which can also be found on the district website, www.spalding.k12.ga.us, or at the Parent Service Center located at 234 E. Taylor Street.

 

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