PARENT TRANSFER REQUEST - PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE
The Gilmer County School System (GCSS) offers Public School Choice in compliance with House Bill 251 (2009). A parent or guardian can elect to send a child to another public school in the GCSS as long as there is classroom space available at the school after the initial enrollment period. If a parent elects to exercise this choice option, the parent assumes all costs associated with transporting the student to and from the selected school. The GCSS may deny a parental request for transfer based on a lack of capacity. Vacancies for schools eligible to receive Public School Choice students will be posted on the GCSS website and posted at the Administrative and Technology Offices (Superintendent's Office) by June 30, 2015. Applications will be taken at the ATO and only accepted by 1st class mail (no hand delivered applications). Only applications received during the month of July (1-31) 2015 will be considered valid and eligible for the transfer request. After the application window has closed, eligible applications will be sorted by campus preference and grade space availability. Prior to the first day of instruction, principals will notify out-of-district parents/guardians that their student was selected for assignment at the school of choice and of campus enrollment procedures. For more information call Kim Cagle, School Choice Coordinator for GCSS at 706-276-5000.
Parents, if you completed Public School Choice for your child(ren) last year or in previous years, you will not have to complete the process again. Your child(ren) can remain at the school or campus chosen until moving into 5th grade at Gilmer Middle where no School Choice is offered.
For procedures in their entireity, please go to the Gilmer County Schools website http://www.gilmerschools.com. This information is accessible by going to the "Parents" tab on the gilmerschools site, then choosing the "School Choice" link. On that page, there is a link to the document. The Parent Transfer Request Form can also be downloaded from there or you may pick one up at the Administrative and Technology Offices. The ATO is located at 134 Industrial Blvd in Ellijay next to Huff's Drugs and across the road from Pilgrim's Pride.