New State Law Allows Students To Transfer To Any School District

A new state law allowing public school students to transfer to any school district at any point in the year, as long as there is an opening, is now in effect. Some districts have lots of availability while others are limited.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 783 into law last March and the legislation went into effect on January 1. The new legislation allows mid-year transfers to other school districts at any time with some exceptions.

Requests are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Preference is given to children of active-duty military.

After a district receives a transfer request, a decision must be made within 10 days. Districts are now required to post the number of openings on their respective websites.


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