2010 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 31 - Assignment of Students Generally
49-6-3104 - Transfer of students.

49-6-3104. Transfer of students.

(a)  Local boards of education may admit pupils from outside their respective local school systems without the approval of the LEA that the pupil previously attended up to two (2) weeks before the beginning of the school year in the LEA the pupil wishes to attend. Within two (2) weeks of the beginning of the school year and during the school year, the approval of both the sending and the receiving LEAs is required. Local boards of education may also arrange for the transfer of pupils residing within their systems to schools located outside their districts, and enter into agreements with other local boards of education for the admission or transfer of pupils from one school system to another.

(b)  State school funds shall follow the student into the school system to which the student is transferring under this section.

(c)  Tuition may be charged by a local school system to which a student transfers as provided in § 49-6-3003.

(d)  Subject to the restrictions in § 49-6-3105, an adult pupil or the parent or guardian of a minor pupil may transfer the pupil to a school system outside the one serving the pupil's place of residence at the discretion of the receiving board of education.

(e)  Each local board of education may permit adult students or the parents or guardian of a minor student to choose the school the student is to attend. If the choice is for a school other than the one to which the student is normally zoned, the student may be required to provide personal transportation.

(f)  Transfers authorized by this section shall be exercised within the limitations of any existing court order or plan developed to comply with the state or federal constitution.

[Acts 1925, ch. 115, § 19; Shan. Supp., § 1487a141; Code 1932, § 2472; Acts 1957, ch. 9, § 1; 1965, ch. 239, § 1; 1965, ch. 303, § 1; 1968, ch. 417, § 1; 1972, ch. 693, § 13; 1974, ch. 654, §§ 79, 80; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 49-1701; Acts 1990, ch. 649, § 3; 1992, ch. 535, § 88.]  

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