2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-8-103. Application for transfer - Procedure.
A. In order that any student may be transferred, an application form specified by the State Board of Education must be completed by the parents of the student. For purposes of the Education Open Transfer Act, the term "parent" means the parent of the student or person having custody of the student as provided for in paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 1-113 of this title. The application shall be obtained from and filed with the superintendent of the receiving school district for transfers to school districts in the State of Oklahoma and with the State Board of Education for transfers to school districts in another state. Except as otherwise provided for in this section, applications shall be filed no later than May 31 of the school year preceding the school year for which the transfer is desired. By May 31 of the same school year, the receiving school district shall notify the resident school district that an application for transfer has been filed by a student enrolled in the resident school district. The board of education of the receiving school district shall approve or deny the application for transfer not later than July 15 of the same year and shall notify the parents of the student of the decision. By August 1 of the same year, the parents of the student shall notify the receiving school district that the student will be enrolling in that school district. Failure of parents to notify the district as required may result in loss of the student's right to enroll in the district for that year.
B. On or before September 1, it shall be the duty of the superintendent of the receiving school district to file with the State Board of Education and each resident district a statement showing the names of the students granted transfers to the school district, the resident school district of the transferred students and their respective grade level.
C. The receiving school district of a student transferred pursuant to the provisions of this act shall notify the resident school district and parents of the student of a cancellation of the transfer. Such notice shall be made by July 15 prior to the school year for which the cancellation is applicable.
D. For students who are deaf or hearing impaired who wish to transfer to a school district with a specialized deaf education program, applications may be filed at any time during the school year. Upon approval of the receiving school district, the student may transfer to the receiving school district at any time during the school year.
Added by Laws 1971, c. 281, § 8-103, eff. July 2, 1971. Amended by Laws 1989, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, § 89, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 1993, c. 239, § 35, eff. July 1, 1993; Laws 1994, c. 232, § 2, emerg. eff. May 25, 1994; Laws 1999, c. 320, § 21, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 2000, c. 232, § 9, eff. July 1, 2000; Laws 2003, c. 434, § 12; Laws 2006, c. 248, § 1, emerg. eff. June 7, 2006; Laws 2013, c. 184, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2013.
NOTE: Laws 2013, c. 312, § 2 repealed by Laws 2014, c. 12, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2014.