Clayton students may now be able to transfer to the school of their choice thanks to a new state law.
House Bill 251 provides “…that a public school student can attend any school in the local school system under certain conditions.” As per the Clayton County Public Schools’ Web site, “Parents who request these transfers must assume all responsibility and all costs of transportation of their child(ren) to and from school.”
CCPS will offer 21 choices for student transfers: Elementary – East Clayton, Fountain, Huie, Kilpatrick, McGarrah, Mt. Zion, Northcutt, Riverdale, Suder, Swint, Tara and West Clayton; Middle schools – Adamson, Jonesboro, Kendrick, North Clayton, Pointe South, M.D. Roberts and Sequoyah; and high school choices are: Jonesboro and Mundy’s Mill. Charter schools are exempt from this option, as are any schools less than four years old.
Parents who have not already done so don’t have much time left to get the process started. Applications must be received at the Family Resource Center (2260 Old Rex Morrow Road, Morrow) by July 15 and if sent via mail must be postmarked by this date. Any school receiving more applicants than classroom spaces available will choose its students via lottery.
Will you take advantage of this option? If so, what school is your child transferring to and from? Or are you satisfied with the education your child receives at his/her current school?