Source: NorthFulton.com

Deadline to apply for Fulton Schools hardship transfers is Feb. 17

by Candy Waylock

January 08, 2014

ATLANTA – Parents have until Feb. 17, 2014 to submit an application request for a hardship transfer, or to request the renewal of an existing hardship, for the 2014-2015 school year. The applications cover all elementary, middle and high schools in the Fulton School System and are approved at the system level, not at individual schools.

The Feb. 17 deadline applies to students, parents and staff seeking a hardship transfer to a school outside their assigned home school for medical reasons, curriculum differences and/or child care situations.

Beginning this year, parents can use an online form, which will be available through the school system’s website on Jan. 1, to enter and submit their information.

“Hard copy applications are not required this year, with the exception of medical transfers, which require appropriate medical provider’s signatures and documentation,” explained Susan Hale, Fulton Schools’ spokesperson.

The deadline for submitting a transfer application is Feb. 17 by 4:30 p.m., with no exceptions or extensions granted, said Hale. All requests must be received or postmarked by this date and time.

School system employees who have children receiving an employee hardship transfer must also renew their request through the online application.

In May, the list of schools participating in open enrollment will be announced. This is a separate transfer process that allows students to move to a school outside their attendance zones that has available space.

Parents with questions or who need more information about hardship transfers can contact the Fulton County Schools’ Student Assignment Office at 404-763-5550 or visit www.fultonschools.org/studentassignment.