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IntraDistrict Transfer

INTRADISTRICT TRANSFER OPTION FOR ESEA

PARENT NOTIFICATION

               

                                                                                                                            Date: July 19, 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian:

This letter is to inform you that Oglethorpe County School System has been identified as a:

X Title I School                                __ Priority School                          __ Focus School               

Under Georgia’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 Flexibility Waiver that was renewed in 2015, Priority and Focus Schools continue to no longer have to provide Public School Choice under ESEA, but rather have reverted to Georgia’s Intradistrict Transfer Option. 

 The Intradistrict Transfer Option allows a parent/guardian to request a transfer from their child’s assigned school to a school of the parent’s choice within the school zone/district that their child resides.  However, the intradistrict transfer may be granted to your child only if the school to which the request for transfer has classroom space available after all the assigned students have been enrolled. 

The Intradistrict Transfer Option does not require the district to pay for transportation to the transfer school; therefore, the school district will not pay for transportation for your child if the intradistrict transfer option is granted.

Since Oglethorpe County School System does not have more than one school at any grade level, transfers to another school within our system are not available.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the person listed below:

Name:    Judy Spurgeon                                      Title:     Director of Teaching and Learning

Email:    juspurgeon@oglethorpe.k12.ga.us        Phone:  (706) 743-8707

Parent Information

Homeless Assistance

If your family lives in any of the following situations:

  • Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing;
  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground;
  • On the street; or
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations;

Then your children have certain rights under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act.
Please contact Turley Howard, homeless liaison/school social worker, to learn more at 706 743-8710.

 

What is Title I?

Title I, Part A is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and is the largest federally funded program for schools.  This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.

The Title I funds Oglethorpe County School System are used at each of the county’s schools.  These funds are used for children from kindergarten to high school. Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement. 

All of the schools in Oglethorpe County School System are Title I Schools.  

None of our schools have been identified as being a Priority or Focus School.

Oglethorpe County High School is a Reward School.




Special Education Child Find

What is Child Find?

"Child find" refers to the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities to ensure that they receive services to which they are entitled. Children and youth, age birth to 21, living in Oglethorpe County, who are suspected of having a disability, may be referred for a possible evaluation to determine if they are eligible for special education services.

Who to Contact for more information?

Birth to Three: If you are aware of a child age birth through three who may have a disability please contact Judy Spurgeon at 706 743-8128 or Babies Can’t Wait at 706 369-6101.

Preschool children: If you are aware of a preschooler, from 3 through 5 years old, who has or may have a developmental disability, please call Judy Spurgeon at 706-743-8128.

School age children and youth: If you have a child who is already enrolled in an Oglethorpe County school and may be in need of special education services, please contact the school and express your concern to your child's teacher or to the school administrator.

Transfer students: If your child is transferring into the Oglethorpe County School System and has received special education services in another district, please call Judy Spurgeon at 706 743-8128 or the principal upon enrollment.