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Children of Employee Transfers

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All employees of the Cobb County School District (District), except temporary and substitute employees, who are also a custodial parent/legal guardian/step-parent with whom the child is domiciled, may elect to have their student(s) attend any District school subject to the requirements of Administrative Rule JBCD-R.

  • The employee must complete a Child(ren) of Employee Transfer Application.
  • If the student transfers at the high school level, he/she must meet Georgia High School Association requirements to participate in competitive interscholastic activities.
  • The employee is limited to one school selection at each elementary, middle and high school level unless there is a change in employment location.
  • If an employee retires from the District, the provisions of Administrative Rule JBCD-R will continue, as long as the student is enrolled in a District school. If an eligible employee is granted a leave of absence, the student may remain at the school approved through this Rule until the end of the approved leave.
  • If the eligible employee resigns or is terminated from the District, the provisions of Child(ren) of Employee transfers will end. At that time, the student will be governed by all policies affecting Cobb County students who are not children of eligible employees.
  • An eligible employee's student may return at any time to the school in the attendance zone in which he/she is a resident. With the exception of students who attend school where their parents/guardians are full-time teachers, professionals or other employees, acceptable attendance, behavior and grades are required in order for the request to be approved and for the student to remain on transfer. The parent/guardian is also expected to maintain a cordial and cooperative working relationship with school personnel. Failure to comply with these provisions may result in the withdrawal of such student. For a student attending a school where a parent/guardian is a full-time teacher, professional, or other employee, the requirements of O.C.G.A. § 20-2-293 shall apply.
  • The employee may either provide transportation for his/her student to attend the approved school or request to and receive written approval from Transportation to board a bus at an approved bus stop for the approved school (see Administrative Rule JBCD-R for more details).  Form JBCD-9 must be submitted to the transportation office each year to request consideration.
  • Once a student transfer is approved, the parent/guardian must officially accept the transfer by the established date in order for the transfer to be valid.  Failure to accept the transfer by this deadline will result in the student transfer being nullified.
    • The deadline to accept an approved school choice transfer for the 2024-2025 school year is March 29, 2024.

Transfer requests for the 2024-2025 school year:

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be accepted from December 1, 2023 through January 17, 2024. Students already attending their school of choice through a Child(ren) of Employee transfer do not have to re-apply until they change levels (elementary to middle or middle to high). Applications will only be accepted after January 17, 2024 for qualifying events (e.g., new employees, employees who change job locations, change of residency, etc.). The choice of schools for applications accepted after January 17, 2024 may be limited based on available space at individual schools.


Transfer requests for the current 2023-2024 school year:

Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be accepted from November 17, 2022 through January 27, 2023. Students already attending their school of choice through a Child(ren) of Employee transfer do not have to re-apply until they change levels (elementary to middle or middle to high). Applications will only be accepted after January 27, 2023 for qualifying events (e.g., new employees, employees who change job locations, change of residency, etc.). The choice of schools for applications accepted after January 27, 2023 may be limited based on available space at individual schools.


How To Apply

Children of Employee transfer applications may be submitted online.  For current Cobb County students, the online application can be found in ParentVUE.  For students new to Cobb, the online application is part of the Online Registration system.  Directions for applying through both systems can be found HERE.