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Alcovy, Flint Hill eligible for school choice
NCSS announces school choice procedures for 2016-17 school year
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Flint Hill Elementary School and Alcovy High School have been identified by the Newton County School System (NCSS) as potentially eligible schools for school choice.

Monday the NCSS announced there are five seats available per grade level at Flint Hill and 10 at Alcovy for transfer students.

Georgia House Bill 251 allows parents to request to transfer their students to other schools in the district as long as there is classroom space available at the school after its assigned students have been enrolled. A student who transfers to another school through HB 251 may elect to continue to attend such school until the student completes all grades of the school.

Parents who wish to transfer their student under HB 251will assume all costs and responsibilities associated with transporting the child to and from the selected school, if the request is granted.

Parents must complete an NCSS HB 251 Transfer Request Form and submit either by hand delivery to the receptionist at the Newton County Board of Education, located at 2109 Newton Drive NE, Covington OR by fax to 770-784-4969. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2016.

Transfer Request Forms will be accepted only for those tentatively eligible schools/grades listed. If the number of transfer requests received exceeds the remaining available capacity, openings will be filled by a public random lottery. Letters will be mailed to parents/guardians regarding acceptance or denial of HB 251 transfer request no later than July 22, 2016.

The HB 251 Transfer Request Form is posted and available for download on the Newton County School System website homepage at For more information, please contact the Newton County School System Department of Student Services at 770-787-1330 ext. 1212.