Cobb County School District annual HB 251 school choice enrollment begins today 15 June 2010 and runs until 30 June 2010. It is the new law that allows parents to transfer their child into any Cobb County school as long as there is space in the requested grade. The program is administered by Student Support Services.
The rules of the transfer are as follows:
- Your child can complete the highest grade of the school without reapplying every year.
- Transfer school must have available space.
- Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school.
- High school students are responsible for being informed regarding eligibility for athletics.
You will be notified by the county by 20 July 2010. Once you are notified do make an appointment to visit and tour the school of your choice. Information about the process can be found here and the application can be downloaded here.
This is a wonderful program because it enables parents to send their children to a school they like. Unlike in the past where you were forced to attend your district school, now you can choose the school. It is empowering parents in their child's education.