House Bill 224
HB224 School Transfer Option Based on Space Availability

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

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, 2020. Openings are grade specific within schools.  

Applications will be accepted July 1, 2020, through August 3, 2020. If an active military service member moves to Houston County and lives on Robins Air Force Base, he/she must submit the application within ten 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 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 478-218-7513.