Each school-age child must attend the appropriate school in the school district of the county in which he or she resides. Enrollment age for kindergarten requires that children be 5 years old on or before September 1, and 6 years old on or before September 1 for 1st grade. Students entering school for the first time must be accompanied by parents or permanent legal guardian providing:
Proof of Residence – A rent receipt, telephone bill, electric or utility bill which includes the physical address of the residence
Birth Certificate – A certified copy
Proof of Immunization – An up-to-date Georgia School Certificate of Immunization provided by the Public Health Department
EED Certificate – An up-to-date Georgia Ear, Eye and Dental Certificate provided by the Public Health Department
Guardianship Designation – Permanent guardianship papers if the student lives with anyone other than their natural parents
Social Security Identification – Child’s Social Security card, if available
Name Change Documentation – A copy of any court orders to change a child’s name or guardianship
Source: Effingham County Board of Education
For additional enrollment information, contact the Effingham County Board of Education at (912) 754-6491.
School districts are evaluated by the Board of Education from time to time as the county’s population grows and new schools are built. For verification of school districts, call the Transportation Supervisor at (912) 754-3574.