• Conducting Research in Henry County Schools

  •  Research revisions for SY 2021-2022

    During these unprecedented times, Henry County Schools is adapting our teaching, learning and operations to keep our employees and students as safe as possible and to provide an encouraging learning environment. Therefore, the district has temporarily revised the guidelines to conduct research in Henry County Schools during the 2021-2022 school year (SY).

    Please review the Research Revisions for SY 2021-2022 here

    Internal/ External Research

    Internal and external researchers wishing to conduct research in Henry County Schools (HCS) must submit an electronic application and receive written approval from the Policy, Planning and Systems Improvement Office prior to beginning any research. Each application is carefully reviewed by a committee consisting of District staff. Please review the Research Application due dates and expected response time (approximately 60 days) to ensure you are allowing enough time for approval of your study. Please note that research will not be allowed to be conducted during district-wide standardized testing dates.

    All research conducted in Henry County Schools must meet these guidelines

    • Protect the rights and privacy of students, families, and employees
    • Respect instructional time without being detrimental to student learning
    • Support continuous school system improvement goals
    • Align with HCS Strategic Plan.


    • Prior to applying, applicants must read the "Procedures for Conducting Research in HCS."
    • Please review the following State and Local Policies:
         ° KEBA - Solicitation of Student Information
        ° IFBGA- Electronic Communications
        ° FERPA -Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment



    Application Due Dates

    Applications must be received by
    midnight on the following dates:


    Anticipated Date for a Response
    to Researcher:

    July 8, 2022 Week of August 29, 2022
    October 21, 2022 Week of December 19, 2022
    March 10, 2023 Week of May 8, 2023







Degrees and Certifications:

Jadun McCarthy, JD

Director  |  Policy, Planning & System Improvement
jadun.mccarthy@henry.k12.ga.us  |  770.957.6601 x01442