House Bill 224

  • Soldier talking to students in cafeteria

     

    Effective July 1, 2017, Georgia’s House Bill 224 allows military families to attend any public school that is located within the school system in which the military base or off-base military housing in which the student resides is located, provided space is available for additional enrollment. Each year, the school system will identify schools with available capacity and accept applications for military families to attend these schools. The list of schools with less than 90 percent capacity and the application can be found below. Upon arrival, military families should enroll in their zoned school and complete the application to request for a transfer.

     

    Procedures

    1. Enroll the student in his/her Richmond County zoned public school.

    2. Complete the online Application to Request a HB 224 Transfer. Paper copies of the application can be picked up at 864 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901. The application to request a transfer should be completed within the first 30 days of enrollment. Please mail the completed application to 864 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901, Attention: School Options Program Specialist.

    3. In the event that the number of transfer requests exceeds the available capacity in a particular school, requests will be approved based on the order in which they were received.

    4. Parents will be notified of approval or denial in writing via the U. S. Postal Service. Once a request is approved, the parent assumes all costs and responsibilities related to the transportation of their child to and from the school so long as the child remains at the assigned school.

     

    Please click here to download the application!

  • Schools with Capacity

     

    Elementary Schools

    • Barton Chapel

    • Bayvale
    • Blythe

    • Deer Chase

    • Garrett Elementary
    • Hephzibah Elementary

    • Lamar-Milledge

    • McBean

    • Meadowbrook

    • Southside

    • Willis Foreman

    Middle School

    • Tutt Middle School
    • Langford Middle School

    High School

    • Academy of Richmond County

    • Butler High
    • Cross Creek High

    • Glenn Hills High

    • T.W. Josey

    • Lucy C. Laney

    • Westside