Houston County School District - House Bill 224 for Military Families (image)

HB224 School Transfer Option Based on Space Availability

The 2017 Georgia General Assembly approved House Bill 224 (HB224) giving active military service members who live on a military base the option to request any school within the school district for their school-aged child, based on space availability.  School districts determine available classroom space based on projections.

Information for the 2024-2025 School Year

In accordance with the law, the Houston County School District created a process for parents to exercise this school transfer option and a process to determine space availability.  Additional information about HB224 will be posted online by July 1, 2024. Openings are grade-specific within schools.  

Applications will be accepted from July 1, 2024, through July 31, 2024.  If an active military service member moves to Houston County and lives on Robins Air Force Base, he/she must submit the application within 10 school days of registering his/her child(ren) at Central Registration.   

Applications will be approved based on the order in which they were received.  Families that request a transfer will be notified of approval or denial before school begins.  If the application is submitted on or after the first day of school, families will be notified as soon as possible.   

The schools with classroom space availability will be finalized based on school and grade level projections.  

Approved transfers will be effective with the approval letter.  Parents who transfer their children under HB224 are required by law to assume all costs and responsibilities related to the transportation of the student to and from school as long as the child remains at that school. 

Once approved at a school, the student may attend for the rest of the grade band (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12).

For more information, contact School Operations at 478-988-6395.