Under a state law passed by the Georgia State Legislature in 2007, parents/guardians of a student who receives special education services may choose to transfer their child to another public school or private school in Georgia. Information and forms for public school choice are posted on the Newton County website, www.newtoncountyschools.org, or you can call the Special Education Department at (770) 787-1330.
In order for a student to qualify for this scholarship, 1) the parent/guardian has been a Georgia resident for at least one year and currently resides within Georgia; 2) the student meets Georgia eligibility criteria for one or more disability areas; and 3) the student has spent the prior year in attendance at a Georgia public school and shall have had an Individual Education Program (IEP) written by the school in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations.
• There will be two application deadlines for students eligible for a transfer to another school.
For the fall semester of the school year, parents have until July 1st, 2013, to request that
their child attend another school in the district.
For the spring semester of the school year, parents have until December 2nd, 2013, to
request that their child attend another school in the district.
• Parents may obtain forms on the website and submit the completed forms to the same
department by the designated deadline date.
Read our Parent Letter for all the details and a choice form.