Complying with a state law passed four years ago, the Muscogee County School District has announced this year's time frame when it will accept applications for students to transfer from their assigned school to schools with space available.
Georgia House Bill 251, which then-Gov. Sonny Perdue signed in 2009, allows parents to request one school for their child. MCSD will use a lottery to grant the transfers. The district doesn't provide transportation for the selected students, and the students who aren't selected can't appeal the result.
The HB 251 application period in MCSD will be July 1-17. Request forms are available at any school in the district and at the central registration office in the Muscogee County Public Education Center, 2960 Macon Road. MCSD schools are open Mondays-Thursdays and closed Fridays in June and July. The central registration office is open Mondays-Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parents will be notified in writing with the results of the lottery. Those new to the district who enroll children after the July 17 deadline may apply for an HB 251 transfer from their assigned school when they enroll if space still is available.
MCSD SCHOOLS WITH AVAILABLE SPACE
The Muscogee County School District lists the following grades in the following schools with space available to accept transfers under the state law called Georgia House Bill 251:
Fourth grade: Brewer, Cusseta Road, Fox and Georgetown
Fifth grade: Allen, Cusseta Road, Fox, Georgetown, Hannan and River Road.
Seventh grade: Midland and Rothschild.
Ninth, 10th and 11th grades: Jordan and Spencer.
For more information about student transfers in the Muscogee County School District, call the central registration office at 706-748-2222 or click on the link attached to this story at www.ledger-enquirer.com.