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School Choice Privilege

Annual School Choice Notification

In accordance with the Bulloch County Board of Education's policy JBCCA: Student Assignment to Schools, a parent or legal guardian may elect to submit a request that their child, who is in Kindergarten through twelfth grade, attend another public school in the Bulloch County School System. The window to make requests for 2020-2021 is now closed.  The application window for 2021-2022 will open in May 2021, and the school district will communicate this information to all parents. 

The following conditions apply for School Choice Privilege:

  • The parent who makes the request must be a parent or legal guardian who resides in the primary household with the child.
  • The child must be a full-time resident of Bulloch County.
  • Space must be available after the school’s assigned students have been enrolled. 
Points to Consider
  • Any student who transfers schools under School Choice Privilege is subject to the eligibility requirements of the Georgia High School Association.
  • Parents or legal guardians must submit a request for each child.  Approval of one child in a family does not guarantee approval of others in the same family.
  • Approval of students to transfer under School Choice Privilege does not guarantee that younger siblings will be able to attend the same school once they reach school age.  If space is not available at a school the year a younger sibling begins Kindergarten, their application will be denied, regardless of the School Choice status of older students continuing at the same school.
  • School Choice Privilege does not apply to students applying for enrollment in a lottery funded Georgia Pre-Kindergarten program.  District procedure is to provide Pre-Kindergarten enrollment preference to resident students and children of full-time Bulloch County Schools employees.
  • If your child was approved for transfer under School Choice Privilege in a prior year and your child will be continuing his or her enrollment at the same school, you should not re-apply.  
  • If your child will be completing all grades at their current school this academic year and you wish for your child to attend school outside his attendance zone as a rising sixth or ninth-grade student, you are required to submit a new application.
  • Children not currently attending a Bulloch County public school, including new Kindergarten students, must be fully registered for school by Friday, May 14, 2021  in order to have a School Choice application considered for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Children residing in the primary household of a regular, full-time Bulloch County Schools employee shall be authorized to attend school in Bulloch County, even if the primary address is outside of Bulloch County. 
  • Employees may send their children to schools within the school zones associated with their work location even if it has been deemed as closed for children of non-employees.