Provided below are the links to instructions, forms, and proposals needed to submit an RFF during the 2018-19 approval cycle. The Governance and Flexibility department is excited to offer 3 different opportunities to submit an RFF request. We strongly encourage you to review the Overview and Instructions document, the 2018-19 RFF calendar, and the RFF automated form help guides before beginning the process.
RFF Overview and Instructions: The following document gives general instructions and information on the Request for Flexibility process.
2018-2019 RFF Calendar An overview of the timeline, phases, requirements, and deadlines for submitting and RFF.
2018-2019 RFF RENEWAL Calendar: This document is only required for RENEWING a current RFF. Please reach out to your facilitator to know whether an RFF needs to be renewed.
RFF Automated Form Help Guide: This help guide assists with the process of using the automated online RFF form.
PDF and editing an RFF form: This help guide assists with editing and making changes to the automated RFF form. In addition, this guide assists with creating a PDF of the automated form for posting to a school's website.
RFF Automated Form: Click the following link to access the RFF automated form and to submit a NEW RFF request. The form does not need to be completed in one sitting. The form can be saved and returned to later. The SGC member submitting the form should receive an email confirming submission. Please reach out the Governance and Flexibility department or your school's facilitator should there be any questions. (Note: You must use your Fulton County email credentials to log in and access the form.)
View and Edit Pending Requests: The following link allows access to saved and submitted forms. Click here if you have started a form and saved to return later. (Note: You must use your Fulton County email credentials to log in and access the form.)
Post Public Comment Form: The Post Public Comment form is now embedded into the automated RFF form. There is no need for separate documents. The Post Public Comment form will become available in the automated form after it has gone through the vetting process and been approved for posting for public comment.
Public Comment Resources
A major component of the RFF process is the 30-day public comment period during which the School Governance Council (SGC) invites parents, staff, students and community members to provide feedback on the proposed RFF. We have highlighted a number of examples of community outreach from current SGCs to help you in this process.
Checklists and Scripts: Public Comment Checklist, Council meeting script and Council meeting handout will keep you on track.
Sample Announcements: Check out Holcomb Bridge's website and Centennial's letter sharing the public comment process.
Sample Feedback Forms: Here are some examples of feedback forms using Google Doc (Cambridge), flyer (Medlock Bridge) and paper form (Shakerag)
Sample Q&As: Shakerag SGC and Centennial SGC created Q&A documents to answer commonly asked questions regarding their proposed RFFs.
Additional RFF Information
Universal Personal Fitness Waiver Guidance