School attendance zones are established by the White County Board of Education. Students are required to attend the school within the established attendance zone in which they reside, unless an exception is granted in compliance with federal and state law, State Board of Education rules and White County School District policy. These exceptions include a student's attendance, family moves that occur during the school year, assignment of children of employees, student legal issues, and extreme medical/emotional situations at a student's home school, and school choice.
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are no longer being accepted.
School Choice transfers are available each year during an announced application period. The application procedures, forms and dates will be posted on the District's website during the second semester each year. Applications for School Transfer Requests must be completed by May 11, 2020, for consideration.
Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school though an approved transfer may apply for the younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Policy- JBCCA. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment. Parents/Guardians wishing to apply for a sibling school choice transfer must do so during the annual application period and provide own transportation to and from requested school.
Parent/guardians of a student zoned to attend a District school may apply for an HB 251 transfer in accordance with Georgia's Quality Basic Education Act and District administrative Rule - JBCCA in order to pursue a transfer to another District school. Available space at a school is based on permanent classroom space.
- Jack P Nix Elementary - All grade levels available
- Mossy Creek Elementary - All grade levels available
- Mount Yonah Elementary - All grade levels available
- Tesnatee Gap Elementary - Kindergarten and Third grade at capacity. No out of district students permitted in these grade levels. All other grade levels available.
Special Needs Scholarship
Special Needs Scholarships, which provide tuition to private school for students with disabilities, are available each year during a period established by the Georgia State Board of Education. A student with a disability may apply for a scholarship to an approved private school pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-2110. et.seq., (also known as SB 10) by applying directly to the State Department of Education.
If the family of a student who is already enrolled and attending a district school moves outside of the current school's attendance zone, the enrolling adult may apply for his/her child(ren) to remain enrolled at the current school until the end of the current school year. Based on several factors including the state of the move and the location of the new residence, the student may be eligible to be approved to continue enrollment for the current semester, the current school year, or through the highest grade of school.
Children of Employees
All employees of the White County School District, except temporary and substitute employees, who are also a custodial parent/legal guardian/step-parent with whom the child resides, may elect to have their child(ren) attend any District school according to the requirements of District Policy - JBCCA.
Student Legal Issues
A student who is a victim of a violent crime, as defined by State Board of Education Rule 160-4-8-.16 (Unsafe School Choice Option), may be eligible for a transfer to another school in the District.
Parents/guardians of students requesting a MKV/hardship transfer from the District school to which they are zoned must submit a Student Residency Survey to our school system social worker. A decision regarding the transfer request will be made by the school system social worker. For further questions, please contact Lindsey Oliver, SSW at 706-969-0385.