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School Choice Privilege

Transfer requests re-opened grades 9-12

Temporary Transfer Request Window for High School Students:

Make a request via this link June 23, 7:30 a.m. through July 7, 4 p.m.

Families of high school students will have another opportunity to request a school transfer for their child.  The transfer window re-opens at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, and will remain open through 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7. If you have a child who will be in grades 9-12 at Portal Middle High, Statesboro High, or Southeast Bulloch High School, you may make a request to transfer your child to another high school within the district via the link above.

The school district will first look at the net effect of all of the requests it receives before it commits to the approval of any requests.  A lottery drawing has been tentatively scheduled for July 8, if one is needed, and any decision letters would be mailed by July 16.  Again, the school district will take all requests into consideration before it commits to any approvals. This may result in no approvals, lottery draws, or all requests being approved.  

After a review of the number of high school students who have chosen to use the district's Virtual Learning Program or dual enrollment through an area post-secondary institution, it was determined that additional space may be available at some high schools.  

Annual School Choice Privilege

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 online requests is open each May.

For the 2021-2022 school year the window to make requests was May 3, 2021, at 7:30 a.m. through Friday, May 21, 2021, at 4 p.m.  The window is now closed.

I submitted a request. When will I be notified if my choice request was approved: For those who submitted a request for 2021-2022, before the deadline, please contact Bulloch County Schools if you do not receive your decision letter by Monday, June 14, 2021.

See the list of schools which had available space for 2021-2022. 

In 2020, a new policy, JBCCA: Student Assignment to Schoolsmade significant changes to the school district's School Choice Privilege processes in order to address continued enrollment growth in many areas within Bulloch County.

These are answers to frequently asked questions that may help you understand the School Choice Privilege process.