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Intradistrict Transfer

Thank you for your interest in Glynn County Schools' School Choice program (Intradistrict Transfer)

House Bill 251 Public School Choice (2024-2025)


Parent Notification

 As a parent or guardian of a student currently enrolled in the Glynn County School District, we are notifying you of two laws that allow parents of public school students in Georgia the opportunity to enroll their child(ren) in schools within the local school district in which they reside that may be outside of their geographic zone.  House Bill 251 (HB 251), a law signed by Governor Perdue in 2009 allows parents of public school students in Georgia the opportunity to enroll their child(ren) in designated schools within the local school district in which they reside. The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship applies to eligible students with disabilities under IDEA and Section 504. Requests for transfers must be submitted to the school district office through this online application.


As a parent or guardian, you can request to have your child transferred to another public school within the school district as long as the district has determined that there is available classroom space at the school you requested.  If you choose to transfer your child to another school in the district, the law requires you to assume all costs and responsibilities related to the transportation of your child to and from the school.


The Georgia State Compulsory Attendance Law requires that every parent, guardian, or other person residing within this state having control or charge of any child or children between their 6th and 16th birthday, shall enroll and send their child(ren) to a public, private, or home study school program or shall be penalized under the law (See Section 20-3-690.1). In the state of Georgia, any child missing 5 or more unexcused days from school is considered to be truant. Any student who is approved for an HB251 Transfer and becomes truant within the school year will be at risk of losing their HB251 status and will be required to enroll in their zoned school. 


If a parent requests a transfer to a school that does not have the services required by the current Individualized Education Plan (IEP), neither HB 251 nor the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship requires the school to develop those services as long as they are available within the school system.


Once students have approval for a transfer, they will be eligible to complete the highest grade level at the school to which they transfer; however, transferring students who complete the highest grade level at the school do not automatically receive enrollment preference to the feeder school.


Students transferring under both laws shall be subject to the eligibility requirements of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). Please contact the Glynn County Athletic Director for further information.


The window of opportunity closed on Friday, June 14, 2024. If you have any additional questions regarding capacity, please contact the school of interest.


Please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for 2024-2025 below.  Some questions can be answered in this document; however, if additional information is needed, contact the school to which you are applying.