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Non-Resident Transfers
Related Documents:
Non-Resident Application (Property Owner)
Non-Resident Application (F/T GCSD Employee)
Non-Resident Application (Tuition)

If you do not live in Georgetown County and want your child or children to attend school in Georgetown County, you must own land in Georgetown County in each student's name and the land must assess for at least $300 PER CHILD.  You will need to complete a Non-Resident Application - Property Owners and attach a Tax Receipt to the application.

If you do not live in Georgetown County but are a FULL-TIME employee of Georgetown County Schools, your child(ren) may attend school in Georgetown County.  You must complete the Non-Resident Application - Employee and attach a letter from the Board of Education of the school district in which you reside releasing your child(ren) to attend school in Georgetown County.

If you do not live in Georgetown County, are NOT a full-time employee of Georgetown County Schools and do NOT own land in Georgetown County, you will need to complete the Non-Resident Application - Tuition and pay an annual tuition of $1,500 per student.

 Policy JC/JCA/JECB – School Attendance Zones/Transfers and Withdrawals

In May of 1970, the School District of Georgetown County was placed under court order by a federal judge. A part of this court order divided the County of Georgetown into elementary and secondary attendance zones for all students of the county. In 1997, the Board entered into a Consent Decree with the United States Department of Justice which outlined further steps to be taken to ensure the goal of orderly desegregation of the district. The attendance zones are inflexible and must be enforced for attendance purposes. All administrators are charged with the responsibility of reporting any zone violations which they have observed.

Admission of Non-Resident Students

Students who have been in attendance at a school in another district will be accepted by Georgetown County on the following basis:

Students from another county of this State will be allowed to attend a school of this county if they receive a release from the Board of Education of the district in which they reside and permission from the Georgetown County Board of Education. (Students owning property in Georgetown County will not need to secure a release letter from the county in which they reside)

Parent/Guardians shall pay an annual tuition equal to the local base student cost as determined by the Education Finance Act and the State Department of Education. Any county taxes paid to the treasurer of Georgetown County by the parent/guardian for school purposes during the immediate preceding year may be applied as a part of this tuition. Evidence of this payment of taxes, which is a receipted tax notice from the Office of the County Treasurer, must be presented when tuition is paid.

This fee is payable in up to four (4) installments, due at the beginning of each nine-week period. Students who have been in attendance at a school in another district will be accepted by Georgetown County on the following basis:

1.      Students must be residing with a parent or legal guardian who is a resident of the school district,

2.  Students must be in good standing with the school they last attended,

3.      Students enrolling after September 9, 1997 for the school year and not residing with a parent or legal guardian will be required to pay tuition equal to the local base student cost as determined by the Education Finance Act and the State Department of Education.

a.       Students enrolling under #3 above must make application in writing to the Superintendent or designee. Such applications must include the name and address of the person with whom the student resides and the reason a transfer is being granted.

4.      Exceptions to the above will be considered when extreme hardship will result if such transfer is not made. Such circumstances shall include, for example: Situations identified in 59-63-31 of South Carolina Code of Laws.

Student’s Parent/Guardian Full-Time Employee of Georgetown County Schools

Students whose parents or guardians are employed full-time by the district in an attendance zone other than the one in which they reside may enroll in the school in the zone in which the parent/guardian is employed.