What information must I provide to register my child in a Dougherty Co. school for the first time?
An official birth certificate must be furnished at registration. Parents are asked to present verification of address in the form of a utility statement. Students enrolling in Georgia schools are requested to present an official copy of their social security number. In order to attend a Georgia school, students in all grades must have proof of immunization against eight diseases -- measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus (DPT), polio and chicken pox. Georgia law also requires students to have eye, ear and dental examinations. Health certificates are available from physicians or from the Dougherty County Health Department at 1710 S. Slappey Blvd. Children born after 1992 are required to have a HEP B injection. Students entering the sixth grade are required to get a second dose of the MMR vaccine and are required to prove they are immune to chicken pox. Students entering ninth grade must have an adult tetanus shot for their immunization record to be up to date.