MCSD announces schools with space; transfer deadline is July 14

mrice@ledger-enquirer.comJune 30, 2014 

The Muscogee County School District administration building is at 2960 Macon Road.

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The application period has started for parents or guardians who want their child to transfer within the Muscogee County School District from the assigned school.

This year's deadline is July 14 at 5 p.m., the district announced in a news release Monday evening. Forms are available at all of the district's schools and the central registration office, 2960 Macon Road.

To accommodate more school choice, Georgia House Bill 251 has mandated since 2009 the state's public school districts must allow an annual transfer period. Slots are granted through a lottery and only where space is available. Transportation isn't provided. Appeals aren't allowed.

This law doesn't apply to charter schools or schools that have been created in the past four years.

The applications, which are called House Bill 251 Request Forms, should be submitted to the Division of Student Services in the Muscogee County Public Education Center, 2960 Macon Road.

Parents or guardians who don't know their child's assigned school can find out online at https://locator.muscogee.k12.ga.us/Locator. Assigned schools are based on the legal home address.

The district lists space available in the following schools and grades:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Allen: 4, 5

Brewer: 1, 2

Davis: K, 1, 3, 4

Dawson: K, 1, 2, 3

Double Churches: K, 1, 2

Downtown: 3

Forrest Road: K, 1, 3, 5

Fox: K, 1, 2, 3

Johnson: 2, 4

Key: 1

Reese Road: 1

Rigdon Road: 1, 3

River Road, K, 1, 4, 5

South Columbus: 1

St. Marys Road: 2

Waddell: 1

Wesley Heights: 1, 5

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Double Churches: 6, 7, 8

Eddy: 6, 7, 8

Midland: 6, 7, 8

HIGH SCHOOLS

Jordan: 9, 10, 11, 12

Kendrick: 9, 10, 11, 12

Spencer: 9, 10, 11, 12

Mark Rice, 706-576-6272. Follow Mark on Twitter@MarkRiceLE.

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