House Bill 251

  • We will begin accepting applications at 8:00 AM on Monday, July 1, 2024.

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    Under a 2009 state law (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-2131), parents may request a transfer to another public school within their local school district to specified schools and grades designated as possibly having space available. In the RCSS, any school with an enrollment below 90% capacity will be considered a participating school. (Note: This code section does not apply to newly opened schools with available classroom space for a period of four years after the school opens.)


    Please keep in mind that if a parent chooses to transfer a child to another school in the system, the law requires that they assume all costs and responsibilities related to the transportation of the child to, and from, the school as long as the child remains at that school. If a parent does not enroll their child/children in the school that they were approved to attend by the first week of school, the House Bill 251 approval becomes obsolete.


    A student, who transfers to another school under this law may continue to attend that school until the student completes all grades of the school. A transferring student who completes all grades available at the receiving school will not be automatically eligible to attend the feeder middle or high school. A new transfer application must be submitted.


    In addition, any change of school placement which is not the result of a bona fide change of residence may impact a student’s eligibility to participate in Georgia High School Association sanctioned varsity activities and events for a period of one calendar year. The parent or legal guardian is responsible for investigating and determining such impact on eligibility and thereafter make an individual decision about the consequences of accepting a permissive transfer if approved. 


    Applications for HB251 may be completed each year from November 1st - May 1st. Decision letters are e-mailed each year on or before May 15th. 

    NEW: We will have an additional application period this year from July 1–August 16. Decision letters will be sent following the schedule below:

    Applications received July 1–July 4 - decision letters sent at 5:00 PM July 5

    Applications received July 5–July 18 - decision letters sent at 5:00 PM July 19

    Applications received July 19–July 25 - decision letters sent at 5:00 PM July 26

    Applications received July 26–August 1 - decision letters sent at 5:00 PM August 2

    Applications received August 2–August 8 - decision letters sent at 5:00 PM August 9

    Applications received August 9–August 16 - decision letters sent at 5:00 PM August 19

  • Schools with Capacity


    Elementary Schools

    • Barton Chapel Elementary School

    • Bayvale Elementary School
    • Blythe Elementary School

    • Copeland Elementary School
    • Diamond Lakes Elementary School
    • Glenn Hills Elementary School
    • Goshen Elementary School
    • Hains Elementary School 
    • Jamestown Elementary School
    • Lamar Milledge Elementary School
    • McBean Elementary School

    • Meadowbrook Elementary School

    • Monte Sano Elementary School
    • Sue Reynolds Elementary School
    • Tobacco Road Elementary School 
    • Wheeless Road Elementary School
    • Wilkinson Gardens Elementary School 


    Middle Schools

    • Glenn Hills Middle School
    • Hephzibah Middle School
    • W.S. Hornsby Middle School


    High Schools

    • Butler High School
    • Cross Creek High School

    • Glenn Hills High School

    • Hephzibah High School
    • T.W. Josey High School

    • Lucy C. Laney High School