More than 40,000 children attend schools outside of their home district every year under the state’s Open Transfer Act, according to a column this month by state schools Superintendent Sandy Garrett.
Parents choose to transfer their children for various reasons. Those reasons include being attracted to a school because it offers a special program or because it’s closer to the parent’s workplace, Garrett wrote.
The deadline to request a transfer for the next school year is April 1; the application is available at www.sde.state.ok.us.
Do you transfer your child, or were you educated in a school you attended because of a transfer? Or, have you ever been denied a transfer because the school didn’t have enough space? Why choose to transfer?
Share your thoughts with me and with other readers here on NewsOK’s Education Station blog at http://blog.newsok.com/educationstation.
Wendy K. Kleinman