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Posted: August 4, 2010 3:53 p.m.

HB 251 School Choice Seats Available

Deadline to submit request form is Friday, August 6

After reviewing guidelines provided by the Georgia Department of Education, the Newton County School System has identified three schools -South Salem Elementary, Oak Hill Elementary, and Clements Middle, as potentially eligible to receive students whose parents wish to transfer their child under the provisions of House Bill 251. The statute allows Georgia parents to request to transfer their students to other schools in the district under certain circumstances. Newton County Schools has determined the tentatively seats available per grade level at each school as listed below:

Kindergarten: N/A
First: Three spots available at Oak Hill
Second: Six spots available at Oak Hill
Third: Six spots available at South Salem
Fourth: Three spots available at South Salem
Fifth: Three spots available both South Salem and Oak Hill
Sixth: Four spots available at Clements
Seventh: N/A
Eighth: Four spots available at Clements

Parents electing to exercise the choice option under HB 251 will assume all costs and responsibilities associated with transporting the child to and from the selected school, if the request is granted. Deadline to submit request form is Friday, August 6.

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