2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-8-101.2. Transfer of student from residential school district.

A. On and after January 1, 2000, the transfer of a student from the district in which the student resides to another school district furnishing instruction in the grade the student is entitled to pursue shall be granted if the transfer has the approval of the board of education of the receiving district. A student granted a transfer may continue to attend the school to which the student transferred with the approval of the receiving district only. Any brother or sister of a student granted a transfer and any child in the custody of the Department of Human Services in foster care who is living in the home of a student granted a transfer may attend the school to which the student transferred with the approval of the receiving district only. Except for a child in the custody of the Department of Human Services in foster care, no student shall be permitted to transfer more than once in any school year.

If the grade a student is entitled to pursue is not offered in the district where the student resides, the transfer shall be automatically approved.

B. When a student has been transferred and later changes residence to another school district in the State of Oklahoma, the student shall be entitled to continue to attend school in the district to which the student was transferred. If a change of residence is to the district to which the student was transferred, upon affidavit of the parent of the student, that district shall become the resident district. If a student changes residence to another district during the school year which is not the same district the student transferred to, the student shall be entitled to attend school in either the receiving district or the new district of residence for the remainder of the current year.

C. Any student transfer approved for any reason prior to January 1, 2000, shall continue to be valid and shall not be subject to the Education Open Transfer Act unless the parent having custody chooses otherwise.

Added by Laws 1999, c. 320, § 20, eff. July 1, 1999. Amended by Laws 2000, c. 232, § 8, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2015, c. 363, § 2, eff. July 1, 2015.

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