Welcome Center Enrolls Students

Tue, 03/03/2009 - 4:44pm
By: The Citizen

County residents who need to enroll their students in a Fayette County public school can do so through one convenient, centralized location.

The Welcome Center, located at the LaFayette Educational Center in Fayetteville, is a one-stop facility that handles enrollment registrations for all public schools and grade levels, except pre-K that are handled at the individual schools offering the program.

All new students who have never attended a Fayette County school, or any students returning to the county after a previous withdrawal must register through the Welcome Center. Additionally, residents who have moved within the county to a new address need to come to the center to update the change.

When parents go to the center to register their students, they must bring the following documents in order to complete the enrollment process: proof of Fayette County residence – current tax bill, closing statement or current signed lease agreement; a current gas or electric bill displaying customer’s name and address of service; birth certificate; social security card; GA 3300 (Hearing, Vision, Dental Form); GA 3032 or 3231 (Immunization Certificate), the Varicella vaccine and Hepatitis B vaccine are now required for attendance; guardianship papers, if the child does not live with his/her natural parents; photo ID of parent/guardian registering the student; withdrawal form from previous school; transcript and/or report card; emergency contact information and medical information.

The center is open during the regular school year (August-May) Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Summer hours (June-July) are Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Questions about the enrollment process can be answered by calling the Welcome Center at 770-460-3990, ext. 450, and by going online at www.fcboe.org and clicking on the “Welcome Center” link on the left-hand side.

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Submitted by Just Saying on Tue, 03/03/2009 - 9:28pm.

Well that was informative...thanks to the $65,000+ PR Director for preparing that. Her $65,000 plus the salary of her staff would pay for at least 3 additional classroom teachers next year.

Submitted by ptcmom678 on Tue, 03/03/2009 - 4:58pm.

Just for the record, I have heard from several people who had to make repeated visits due to "just this one more piece of paperwork" that was needed, and still remember them insisting that my arthritic mother-in-law come in IN PERSON to verify we lived with her. By the way, wonder if the car with the Clayton County plates I followed from the Starrs Mill HS front turn-around after we both picked up our student has visited the Welcome Center.

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Submitted by Newsboy on Wed, 03/04/2009 - 12:12pm.

Did you see which way it went after it left SMHS? Or did you just assume they were "illegals?" Do you know that every car rental agency at the airport is licensed to Clayton County? Bunches of company fleets as well. I'm playing devil's advocate here, but why do the people who say they see out-of-county tags "everyday" never take time to investigate on their own? If it really is that big a concern, seems like the civic thing to do! Follow them home, see where they live, or else ... ?

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