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From the ECS State Policy Database
Choice of Schools--Choice/Open Enrollment


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State Status/Date Level Summary
ORSigned into law 03/2014P-12Enrollment of Non-resident Students
H.B. 4007
Allows students currently on interdistrict transfers to have preference in interdistrict transfer determinations for the 2014-15 school year. Clarifies that if a resident student moves during a school year, both districts must give consent for the student to c...

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SDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Open Enrollment Priority for Siblings
H.B. 1033
Gives priority, for purposes of open enrollment, to siblings of enrolled students.
http://legis.sd.gov/docs/legsession/2014/Bills/HB1033ENR.pdf...

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ALAdopted 09/2013P-12Flexibility for Students in Failing Schools
AL ADC 290-4-1-.04
Implements the requirements of the Alabama Accountability of 2013. Directs the state superintendent to prepare a list of failing schools under the provisions of the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013. Establishes procedures for local boards to notify parents t...

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ARAdopted 09/2013P-12Rules Governing the Public School Choice Act of 2013
Admin. Code Rule 005.23.13-001 et seq.
Codifies new processes and procedures to administer the Public School Choice Act of 2013, and repeals existing guidance. Provides that each school district should adopt specific regulations for acceptance or rejection of choice applications. Stipulates studen...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12Admittance of Nonresident Students
H.B. 2747
Requires that a district board that is considering a nonresident student only consider admission based on basic information about the student (name, grade, date of birth, contact information, etc.) and information about whether the sending school district is p...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Expands Part-Time Open Enrollment to Course Options Program
Act 20 - Sections: 239, 1745, and 1811 thru 1827
Expands the part-time open enrollment program to create a course options program. Allows a pupil enrolled in a public school in any grade to attend an educational institution for the purpose of taking a course offered by the educational institution. As under c...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Full-Time Open Enrollment Transfer Amounts
Act 20 - Section 1810m
Provides that the full-time open enrollment per pupil transfer amount in 2013-14 and 2014-15 would equal the prior year amount plus $150. Beginning in 2015-16, modifies the transfer amount to be equal to the transfer amount in the prior year plus the revenue l...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 06/2013P-12Student Transfer Decisions
H.P. 542
An Act To Improve Equity for Economically Disadvantaged Students Seeking To Transfer to an Approved Private School or a Public School. Clarifies that a superintendent's decision to accept a transfer student is binding. Specifies that a transfer approved under ...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 06/2013P-12Student Transfers
H.P. 349
If a student has requested a transfer, and the superintendents decide not to approve it, the superintendents is required to provide a written description of the basis of their determination to the parent. Requires the commissioner to review the superintendents...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12
S.B. 1363
Expands Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) eligibility and funding to include kindergarteners. An Empowerment Scholarship Account provides options for parents to freely choose how and where to educate their children with financial assistance from the state...

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DESigned into law 06/2013P-12School Choice Program
H.B. 90
Updates the school choice program, making it easier for parents to navigate the choice process by standardizing application forms and deadlines across traditional and charter schools. Requires all local education agencies to accept a standard application form ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2013P-12District Open Enrollment Policies
S.B. 1175
Requires LEAs to develop a policy whereby the LEA provides for an open enrollment period during which parents or guardians may choose from a list of the LEA schools with available space and request a transfer without being required to specify reasons for these...

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INSigned into law 05/2013P-12Public school transfers.
H.B. 1381
Requires the governing body of a school corporation that accepts transfer students to establish the number of transfer students the school corporation has the capacity to accept. Requires the governing body to establish a date by which transfer requests must b...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Student Transfers
S.B. 280
Revises timelines for student transfer applications and notifications of transfer approval/disapproval.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2013-14%20ENR/sb/SB280%20ENR.PDF...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12School Choice
H.B. 1294
Preserves the continuity of education for students who attend nonresident schools. Stipulates that if a public school choice request is approved by a nonresident district under a provision of law that is later declared unconstitutional by a court or is repeale...

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OKSigned into law 04/2013P-12Emergency Transfers
H.B. 1422
The measure allows a student who has been the victim of harassment, intimidation, and bullying to receive an emergency transfer to another school district. The receiving district must verify that the student has been a victim of harassment, intimidation or bul...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12School Choice
S.B. 65
Creates the Public School Choice Act of 2013. Determine process for acceptance, rejection of parent applications. Defines the parameters for district participation in or exemption from school choice program.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Bi...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Programs Eligible for Block Grant
S.B. 1028 - Programs Eligible for Block Grant
From bill summary: Under the California Constitution, whenever the legislature or a state agency mandates a new program or higher level of service on any local government, including a school district and a
community college district, the state is required to p...

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ARAdopted 05/2012P-12Guidelines, Procedures and Enforcement of the Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act
AR ADC 005.23.2-1.00 to 23.2-10.00
Govern the guidelines, procedures and enforcement of the Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act.
http://170.94.37.152/REGS/005.23.11-002F-12936.pdf...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Open Choice Incentive for Larger Districts
S.B. 458
(Sec. 12) Provides an additional incentive for larger school districts to increase their enrollment of out-of-district students under the Open Choice interdistrict public school attendance program. It does so by giving districts with more than 4,000 students t...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Opportunity Scholarships
H.B. 7127 - Opportunity Scholarships
Revises definition of low-performing school for purposes of student eligibility to attend a higher-perfoming public school under the opportunity scholarship program. Defines "low-performing school" as school that has earned an "F" grade or 3 consecutive "D" gr...

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MEBecame law without governor's signature 04/2012P-12Open Enrollment
H.P. 1372
This bill creates a school open enrollment program under which a student may attend a school other than the school to which that student is assigned based on the street address of the student's family. The bill provides that the governing bodies of public scho...

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VASigned into law 04/2012P-12Open Enrollment Policies
H.B. 603
Provides that local school divisions may have policies that provide for the open enrollment to any school of any student residing within the school division upon the request of a parent or guardian. The bill describes optional criteria for local school boards ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12Open Enrollment
H.B. 454
From bill summary: Amends the early enrollment period application date for admission for the next school year to a school that is not a student's school of residence if (1) the school district is doing a districtwide grade reconfiguration of its elementary, mi...

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SDSigned into law 03/2012P-12Student Transfer
H.B. 1189
Establishes a deadline within each semester after which no student may transfer to a school district other than the resident school district through the enrollment options program. Deadlines established in this section do not apply to any student seeking to at...

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WISigned into law 02/2012P-12Timelines for Application to Nonresident Schools
S.B. 2 - Choice of Schools Provision
This portion of S.B. 2 establishes timelines for student application to nonresident school and for schools to respond to students making the requests. Moves the timeline for application to attend a nonresident school from February to the last weekday in April...

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CAVetoed 10/2011P-12Open Enrollment
A.B. 47
From bill summary: Existing law, the Open Enrollment Act, allows the parent of a pupil enrolled in a low-achieving school to submit an application for the pupil to attend school in a district other than the district in which the parent of the pupil resides. Ex...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Interdistrict Transfer for Child of Parent Who Works in Another District
S.B. 381
From bill summary: Extends the operation of the provision authorizing the district in which a pupil's parent or the legal guardian is physically employed to allow the pupil to attend a school in that district, through June 30, 2017 (this provision previously s...

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CAIn Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending 09/2011P-12Interdistrict Transfers
S.B. 745
Existing law defines a school district of choice as one in which the district's governing board has, by resolution, elected to accept interdistrict transfers and has determined the number of transfers it is willing to accept through a random, unbiased process....

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ORTo governor 07/2011P-12School Choice
H.B. 3681
Allows student to attend school in school district where student does not have legal residence if student receives written consent from district where school is located. Sunsets July 1, 2017. Requires school district to implement existing individualized educat...

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CASigned into law 07/2011P-12Interdistrict Attendance Appeals
A.B. 1085
From bill summary: Expresses legislative intent that school districts and county boards of education use their best efforts to expeditiously process interdistrict attendance appeals. Also requires, until July 1, 2015, that, in a class 1 county, which is define...

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NHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Student Residency Dispute Resolution
S.B. 37
Provides further detail on the procedure for resolving residency disputes. Excludes homeless children from the list of pupils whose residency can be determined by the commissioner of the department of education. Lengthens the time for determination of residenc...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Expands Definition of Failing School for Purposes of Student Eligibility for the Opportunity Scholarship Program
H.B. 1331
From House of Representatives Staff Analysis: Expands the definition of a failing school for purposes of student eligibility for the Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) (Created in 1999 as part of a broad education reform package known as the A+ Plan; Design...

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ORSigned into law 05/2011P-12Choice
H.B. 2282
Allows student to attend school in school district where student does not have legal residence if student receives written consent from district where school is located. Requires school district to implement existing individualized education program for child ...

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ARSigned into law 04/2011P-12Amending Opportunity Public School Choice Act
S.B. 788
Amends transportation policies affecting open enrollment students. Authorizes the receiving districts or charters to transport students to and from the transferring district or charter school, and the cost of transporting students will be the responsibility of...

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NMSigned into law 03/2011P-12School Accountability Ratings
S.B. 427
Creates the A-B-C-D-E-F rating system to grade public schools in a way that is easily understandable to parents, school personnel and the community. Establishes the criteria for rating schools; provides funding for failing schools to implement programs linked ...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12Interdistrict Transfer
A.B. 2444
From bill analysis: Precludes a pupil enrolled in a school through an interdistrict transfer provision from having to reapply for an interdistrict transfer and requires that a district allow a pupil to continue to attend the school in which he/she is enrolled,...

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NJSigned into law 09/2010P-12Interdistrict Public School Choice Program
A.B. 355
Creates the permanent Interdistrict Public School Choice Program. Directs the commissioner to create a program that will allow districts to become "choice districts" and allow students from outside district boundaries to transfer into them. Addresses desegrega...

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CAEmergency Regulations 08/2010P-12Open Enrollment
Title 5 CCR Sec(s) 4700, 4701, 4702
This emergency rulemaking action establishes the process for determining the 1,000 California open enrollment schools from which students may apply to transfer to higher achieving schools within their school district or in another school district. The emergenc...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12School Choice Program for Special Needs Students
H.B. 216
Establishes a school choice pilot program in certain parishes for certain students with special needs the opportunity to attend schools of their parents' choosing. Provides for the purpose of the program; ligibility requirements for participating students and ...

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KSSigned into law 05/2010P-12Open Enrollment
H.B. 2595
Relates to the enrollment in and attendance of pupils that are not residents of a school district, and the providing of transportation for such students; the school district providing the transportation is to notify the local board of education where the pupil...

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WISigned into law 05/2010P-12Open Enrollment Admissions Process
S.B. 250
Requires a nonresident school district that is a union high school district (a district operating only grades 9 to 12) to give preference to pupils who are attending an underlying elementary school district (a district operating only grades Kindergarten to eig...

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WISigned into law 05/2010P-12Habitual Truants Need Not Be Readmitted Through Open Enrollment
S.B. 342
If a pupil attending the school district under open enrollment (OEP) is habitually truant (absent from school without an acceptable
excuse for part or all of five or more school days during any semester) during either semester in the current school year, the s...

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AZSigned into law 05/2010P-12
Postsec.
Miscellaneous
H.B. 2725--Multiple Provisions
Exempts private schools approved by the department of education's division of special education prescribed in the pupil's individualized education program from rules adopted by the state board of education prior to 11/24/09.
Changes the office of the county sc...

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MESigned into law 04/2010P-12Race to the Top Legislation--Establishment of Innovate Schools
S.B. 706
Enables school administrative units to establish and operate innovative, autonomous public schools that meet the requirements of the federal Race to the Top Assessment Program application. A school board may request waivers as necessary to implement an instruc...

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MASigned into law 01/2010P-12Students Living Outside the Commonwealth
S.B. 2247; (NEW BILL)
Directs the department of education to study the possibility of allowing students living outside of the commonwealth who are eligible to attend public schools operating in the same geographic area as a charter school or a regional charter school to be eligible...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12Open Enrollment
S.B. 4E - Open Enrollment
Establishes the Open Enrollment Act. Creates new Sections 48350 and ff. of the Education Code, allowing students attending low-achieving schools to attend public schools in districts other than their district of residence. Provides no district may have more th...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Intradistrict Transfers
S.B. 680
Requires any communication made by a school district of choice to parents or guardians to be factually accurate and not target individual parents or residential neighborhoods on the basis of personal characteristics of pupils. Requires a district of choice to ...

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NHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Open Enrollment and Charter Schools
H.B. 688
Separates the open enrollment provisions from the chartered public school statute and establishes a new chapter on open enrollment schools.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2009/HB0688.html...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Funding Advisory Council
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.29, 3306.291 and 3306.292
Section 3306.29: Establishes the Ohio school funding advisory council. Directs the council, by December 1, 2010 and every other year thereafter, to provide recommendations to the state board, the general assembly and the public for revisions to the adequacy co...

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WIVetoed 06/2009P-12Open Enrollment Finance
A.B. 75
Line-item veto: Provision would have provided a 10% bonus to districts that would be willing to take in students from outside of their district. However, to qualify, at least 10% of the district's student population would be required to come from out of distri...

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WIVetoed 06/2009P-12Open Enrollment
A.B. 75
Line-item veto: Provides that no school district located in whole or in part in Milwaukee County may receive more in additional state aid in the 2009-10 school year as a result of accepting pupils who reside in the Milwaukee Public Schools under the open enrol...

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FLSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Tax Credit Scholarships
H.B. 453
Relates to tax credits for contributions to nonprofit scholarship-finding organizations; specifies that upon the request of any eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organization, a school district shall inform all households within the district receiving fre...

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GASigned into law 05/2009P-12Interdistrict Choice
H.B. 251 Section 1
Beginning in the 2009-10 school year, allows a K-12 student to enroll in another school in the district other than the one he/she has been assigned to, provided space is available. Directs the department to establish a model universal, streamlined process to i...

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NESigned into law 02/2009P-12Modifies Open Enrollment
L.B. 62
Primarily affects the Omaha area. From the fiscal note: LB 62 changes application provisions for a student residing in a learning community who opts to attend school in an option school
district which is a member of the learning community in 2009-10. The bill ...

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UTAdopted 09/2008P-12Open Enrollment
R277-437
Rewrites rule addressing open enrollment for public school students. ...

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LASigned into law 07/2008P-12School Choice Options
S.B. 447
Allows the parent or legal guardian of a student assigned to attend a school in a Recovery School District the option to enroll their child in any school operated by the original school system if a sufficient capacity at the appropriate grade level exists; rel...

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CASigned into law 07/2008P-12Open enrollment
S.B. 1207
Requires the governing board of a school district to calculate the capacity of the schools in the district for purposes of the open enrollment policy in a nonarbitrary manner using pupil enrollment and available space. Makes various technical and conforming ch...

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SCSigned into law 06/2008P-12Ability to Transfer Without Penalty
H.B. 4758
Provides that any high school student who is the victim of physical abuse, harassment, or stalking by a classmate during school hours or otherwise resulting in a restraining order being granted against the classmate by a court of competent jurisdiction, may tr...

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MNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Interstate Enrollment Options
H.B. 1812
Authorizes the commissioner to enter into an agreement with the designated authority from an adjoining state to establish an enrollment options program between Minnesota and the adjoining state. Provides provisions by which any such agreement must meet. [Sec. ...

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NESigned into law 04/2008P-12Learning Communities, Telecommunication Services
L.B. 1154
From the fiscal note: LB 1154 pertains to learning communities. Section 8 changes the requirements for transportation of students in a learning community. Free transportation is to be provided to a student contributing to the socioeconomic diversity of enrollm...

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IASigned into law 04/2008P-12Desegregation and Diversity Plans
H.F. 2164
Relates to voluntary diversity or court-ordered school desegregation plans under the state's open enrollment law. Deletes provision that "court-ordered desegregation, minority and nonminority pupil ratios shall be maintained according to the desegregation plan...

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MDSigned into law 04/2008P-12Attendance Outside Assigned School Boundaries
S.B. 77
Requires a superintendent of schools of a county to allow a child to attend a public school in a school attendance area other than the school in the school attendance area where the child is domiciled with the child's parent or legal guardian if the child live...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Open Enrollment
H.B. 349
Modifies provisions allowing students to attend public schools other than their school of residence. Provides for an early and a late enrollment period and establishes different open enrollment thresholds for the early and late enrollment periods. Provides tha...

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UTAdopted 11/2007P-12Student Enrollment Options
R277-437
Provides for greater flexibility in allowing students to transfer from one school district to another or within the student's resident school district....

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MAIssued 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
The Readiness Project
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth over the next ten years. The project will have three chairs appointed by the Governor.

The plan will include recommenda...

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SCVetoed 06/2007P-12Pilot of Open Enrollment Program
H.B. 3124
Provides for a pilot "testing" of a public school open enrollment choice program in the public school system.
http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess117_2007-2008/bills/3124.htm...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12Enrollment of Teachers' Children
S.B. 1585
Permits children of teachers who live outside of the state to attend a school within the district where the teacher is employed at no tuition charge.
http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/currentga/Chapter/PC0545.pdf...

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AZVetoed 06/2007P-12Choice, Desegregation
H.B. 2119
Relates to open enrollment for students in schools ordered to desegregate. ...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12Scholarship Program for Children in Foster Care
S.B. 400
Establishes the Program of School Choice for Children in Foster Care for certain pupils who are in foster care, to be administered by the department of education. The legal guardian or custodian of a child who is in foster care may apply to participate in the ...

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ARSigned into law 03/2007P-12Choice
H.B. 2251
Amends certain provisions of the Public School Choice Act of 1989; provides that any student who accepts a school choice transfer may return to his or her resident district during the course of the school year; provides that if the transferred student returns ...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12School District Tuition Amounts
H.B. 1281
Relates to school district tuition per student payments; relates to students sent to another district.Specifies that the tuition amount payable for the individual student is the
lesser of: (1) The full cost of education per student incurred by the admitting di...

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SDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Interstate Enrollment Agreements
H.B. 1236
Allows the Department of Education to enter into enrollment agreements with the State of Iowa.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2007/bills/HB1236enr.pdf...

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SDSigned into law 02/2007P-12Interstate Enrollment Options
H.B. 1038
Removed provision that required students who are not residents of South Dakota to reside in school districts that border South Dakota in order to participate in interstate enrollment options program between North and South Dakota.
http://www.legis.state.sd.us/...

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IAAdopted 02/2007P-12Student Assignments May Not Be Based Solely or Primarily on Race
IAC 281-17.2(282), 17.6(2), 281-17.14(282), 17.14(1) through 17.14(5)
These amendments are in response to the June 28, 2007, decision of the United States Supreme Court that student assignments may not be based solely or primarily on race. Thus, under the amended rules, eligible school districts will still be able to deny open e...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12Open Enrollment Eligibility
S.B. 2272 - Section 43
Clarifies that the interdistrict open enrollment program is open to students in grades K-12. http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=Billbook&menu=false&hbill=SF2272...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Student and Parent Awareness
H.B. 538
Directs the commissioner of education to send annually to each superintendent a list of information that schools must provide to the electorate, community members, parents and students under state and federal law. Directs school boards to inform high school st...

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WISigned into law 12/2005P-12Transportation, Open Enrollment
S.B. 206 (Act. No. 68)
From Legislative Council Memo: Current law, in s. 121.54 (10), Stats., authorizes a school board to provide transportation under the Open Enrollment Program for nonresident pupils who are attending public school in the school district or for resident pupils wh...

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CASigned into law 08/2005P-12Transfers for Children of Military Personnel
A.B. 208
Authorizes a school district that accepts interdistrict transfers to give priority for attendance to children of military personnel, if the school district elected to accept transfer pupils by a resolution adopted by the governing board of the school district ...

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INSigned into law 05/2005P-12Tuition Payments for Transfers
S.B. 372
Specifies that if a transferor school corporation fails to take action within thirty (30) days after receipt of a transfer tuition request, the request is considered approved. Provides that a student who is placed in a facility, a home, or an institution may a...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12Establishment of School Districts in Unorganized Territory
S.B. 1199
States that if more than 150 students from a single unorganized territory are attending an adjacent district through open enrollment, the residents of the unorganized territory must be notified that the residents' children no longer qualify for open enrollment...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
S.B. 1044 (sections 14-15)
Repeals provision that notation must be made on a student's transcript to indicate each special education class included on the transcript.

Establishes that school day must consist of at least rather than fewer than six hours of instructional time.

Allows a...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Arkansas Public School Choice
S.B. 1040
Amends the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 1989. Requires the department of education to develop a proposed set of rules as the department deems necessary or desirable to amend the provisions of Arkansas Code 6-18-206, to present to the House Interim Co...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Facilities Program Act
S.B. 593
Establishes the Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program Act. Requires the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and
Transportation to develop a comprehensive Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities Program that includes an academic facili...

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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Nonresident Student Contracts
H.B. 197
Relates to nonresident student contracts; allows two local school districts to enter into a nonresident student contract for more than one year. http://lrc.ky.gov/RECORD/05RS/HB197.htm...

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CAVetoed--in Senate to unfinished business 10/2004P-12Grant Joint Union High School District
S.B. 1271
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for costs mandated by the state and incurred by a local agency or school district to implement a new program or higher level of service. Existing law creates certai...

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DESigned into law 07/2004P-12Neighborhood Schools Act of 2000
H.B. 187
Providing parents with a choice among available public schools is an important component to both State and national educational reforms. This bill recognizes the Choice Program as a means of satisfying the objectives of the Neighborhood Schools Act of creating...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2004P-12Opportunity Public School Choice Act
ADE 173
Establishes rules regarding the guidelines, procedures and enforcement of the Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act of 2004. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20173%20opportunity%20school%20choice.pdf...

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IAAdopted 06/2004P-12Open Enrollment
281 IAC 17.2 thru .14 (non seq)
Codifies open enrollment policies and procedures from the department's guidelines and decisions. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Rules/2004/iac/281iac/28117/28117.pdf...

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NHSigned into law 06/2004P-12School Choice Committee
H.B. 727
Establishes a committee to study the issue of school choice in New Hampshire any issue relating to school choice which it deems relevant. Requires the committee to report its findings and recommendations by November 30, 2004. http://gencourt.state.nh.us/legis...

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OKSigned into law 05/2004P-12Transfers
H.B. 1855
Allows students to apply for further transfers pursuant to the Education Open Transfer Act, particularly on an emergency basis.http://www2.lsb.state.ok.us/2003-04HB/hb1855_enr.rtf...

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OKSigned into law 03/2004P-12Education Open Transfer Act
S.B. 1129
Relates to schools; amends 70 O.S. 2001, Section 8- 101, which relates to the right to transfer; updates statutory language; limits number of certain types of transfers; allows students to apply for further transfers pursuant to the Education Open Transfer Act...

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CASigned into law 03/2004P-12Open enrollment
A.B. 97
Authorizes the governing board of any school district to admit pupils residing in another district to attend any school in that district. Authorizes the accepting district to adopt a resolution to determine the number of students it will accept and to assure t...

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ARSigned into law 02/2004P-12Administratively Consolidated School Districts
H.B. 1177
Allows students in administratively consolidated school districts to attend classes and programs in other schools in the district. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/public/HB1177.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Student Assessment and Educational Accountability Act of 2004 - Reporting
S.B. 33 1, 4, 5, 6
Amends Ark. Code 6-15-404, adds 6-15-434, 6-15-1806, 6-15-1901, 6-15-1902, 6-15-1903 .Creates the Student Assessment and Educational Accountability act of 2003; requires the establishment of a reporting system of schools' academic performance on the state-ma...

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act of 2004
S.B. 33 6, 7
Adds Ark. Code 6-15-1903, 6-18-227. Students attending schools receiving an annual performance category Level 1 for two consecutive years must be offered a transfer under the Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act of 2004. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/...

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ARRule Adoption 10/2003P-12Arkansas Public School Choice Act
ADE 157
Establishes rules governing the guidelines, procedures and enforcement of the Arkansas Public School Choice Act. http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/ade%20157%20school%20choice%20rule.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12Education: School Attendance Requirements
S.B. 140
Prohibits a school district from requiring a pupil in kindergarten through grades 6 attending the school pursuant to an interdistrict attendance agreement, originated after this act's effective date, to reapply for attendance in that school district. Authorize...

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MOSigned into law 07/2003P-12Intra-District Student Transfer
S.B. 666
Requires school board of each school district with multiple attendance centers containing the same grade levels to, no later than July 1, 2004, develop, and make available to the public, a policy regarding the transfer of that school district's students to oth...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Public School Choice Act
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding guidelines, procedures, and enforcement of the Arkansas Public School Choice Act.
http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/school%20choice%20regs.pdf...

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NESigned into law 05/2003P-12Student Fees, Choice & Participation
L.B. 249
The Public Elementary and Secondary Student Fee Authorization Act does not limit the ability of a governing body to request
donations of money, materials, equipment, or attire to defray costs if the request is made in such a way that it is clear that the requ...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Desegregation and Funding Concerns in Open Enrollment Program
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Specifies that the superintendent of a district subject to voluntary or court-ordered desegregation may not deny a request for transfer under the state's open enrollment policy if the request for transfer is submitted to the district before January 1 of the pr...

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COSigned into law 04/2003P-12Opportunity Contract Pilot Program
H.B. 1160
Establishes the "Colorado Opportunity Contract Pilot Program" beginning in the '04-'05 school year, which requires school districts with eight or more low or unsatisfactory schools to allow eligible students to attend a participating nonpublic school under the...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003P-12Schools Districts and Public School Choice
S.B. 242
Requires all school districts to participate in public school choice. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB242.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 03/2003P-12Open Enrollment (Choice) Section
H.B. 212 (Omnibus Bill)
Amends Section 22-1-4. Requires boards to adopt and promulgate rules governing enrollment and re-enrollment at public schools other than charter schools within the school district. Admissions must give students enrolled in a school ranked as a school that nee...

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UTSigned into law 03/2003P-12Public School Choice Enrollment
H.B. 86
Relates to public school choice enrollment by extending the application period for enrollment in a school district located outside a student's resident district. Revises submission of applications from prior timeframe of the month of January to the period fro...

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SDSigned into law 02/2003P-12Open Enrollment
H.B. 1042
Students (or their families) may apply to a school district other than the resident district or in a school within the resident district other than the school to which the student has been assigned by filling out forms provided by the Department of Education a...

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IAAdopted 01/2003P-12Open Enrollment
281 IAC 17.4
Establishes rules conforming to the statute, Iowa Code section 282.18, by clarifying the open enrollment application deadline and clarifying the authority of the department in the event of a complaint lodged with the Department by one district against another ...

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ILSigned into law 06/2002P-12NAEP Testing, School Report Cards, Parental Notification of Child Placement in Bilingual Program, Supplemental Aid to Low-Income Districts
S.B. 1983
Requires schools that are part of the sample drawn by the National Center for Education Statistics to administer the biennial State academic assessments of 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics under the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Provide...

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NHSigned into law 05/2002P-12Commission to Study Choice Initiatives
H.B. 1281
Establishes a commission to study public educational choice initiatives....

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Numerous Program Changes
H.B. 2515
Adds one nonvoting student member to state board, making total board membership 10, provides for application process and appointment of student member. Also requires school districts and nonpublic schools to report number of ninth graders who do not graduate f...

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IASigned into law 04/2002P-12Various Modifications
S.B. 2259
Allows nonresident pupil's participation in extracurricular activities pursuant to a court-ordered decree or order of custody. Modifies tuition reimbursement payment by school districts under the postsecondary enrollment options act. Includes nonpublic schools...

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SDSigned into law 02/2002P-12Open Enrollment Revisions
S.B. 87
Prevents students who open enroll into a school district from transferring back to the resident district during the same school year....

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Enrollment in Adjoining School Districts
S.B. 1052
Authorizes the enrollment of a pupil in a school system adjoining his districted system when the transportation of the pupil equals or exceeds one hour....

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MTSigned into law 04/2001P-12Tuition and Transportation Payments for Out-of-District Students
S.B. 65
Revises the out-of-district tuition laws; eliminates mandatory tuition approval if the resident district provides transportation but is not in the same county as the district of choice; allows a school district to waive tuition for a specific group required to...

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ARSigned into law 04/2001P-12School Choice Program
S.B. 772
Makes several changes to the states school choice program. A public school choice program is established to enable any student to attend a school in a district in which the student does not reside, subject to the restrictions contained in this section....

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NDSigned into law 04/2001P-12Modifies Open Enrollment Law
S.B. 2106
A school district participating in an open enrollment program may not give or offer to give a student remuneration, or directly or indirectly exert influence on the student or the student's family, in order to encourage participation in the open enrollment pro...

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ARSigned into law 03/2001P-12Student Transfers for School Attendance.
S.B. 892
Changes the rules for student transfer. Stresses the rules requiring students to attend the school district in which their home is located....

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SDSigned into law 02/2001P-12Resident district's fiscal obligation for student enrolled in another district
H.B. 1158
Any student who enrolls in another district from a district that does not receive state aid remains the financial obligation of the resident district....

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VTSigned into law 06/2000P-12Public School Choice in Grades 9-12
S.B. 203
This Act creates a system of public school choice for students in grades 9 through 12 by July 1, 2002. It applies only to school districts that maintain high schools. Each school district, unless exempted by the Commissioner of Education (because it can demon...

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WISigned into law 05/2000P-12Open Enrollment
A.B. 367
Relates to school district open enrollment and tuition waivers and payments....

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WISigned into law 05/2000P-12Restricts Applications for Open Enrollment
S.B. 309
Relates to the number of school districts to which a pupil may apply under the open enrollment program....

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IASigned into law 05/2000Postsec.
Community College
Supplemental Funding for Choice and At-Risk Programs
H.B. 2496
Provides supplementary weighting for funding and for determining enrollment in school districts involved in district-to-district or district-to-community college sharing programs and at-risk programs....

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MNSigned by governor 05/2000P-12Districts May Refuse to Open Enroll Student
H.B. 3800
Permits a school district to refuse to open enroll a student during the term of his or her expulsion if the student was expelled for: 1) possessing a dangerous weapon; 2) possessing or using illegal drugs at school or a school function; 3) selling or solicitin...

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DESigned into law 04/2000P-12Neighborhood School Plans
H.B. 300
Requires the Brandywine, Colonial, Christina, and Red Clay Consolidated School Districts to develop and implement Neighborhood School Plans that allow every student to attend the grade-appropriate school geographically closest to the student's home; establishe...

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SDSigned into law 02/2000P-12Enrollment
H.B. 1015
The legislation states that a school district's standards for open enrollment shall be limited to the capacity of a program, class, grade level, and school building operated by the district and student/teacher ratio. In addition, limitations are put on studen...

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NJSigned into law 01/2000P-12Open Enrollment
S.B. 2171
Creates the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program Act of 1999; appropriates funds for program to establish choice districts which could enroll students across district lines in choice district schools....

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NJSigned into law 01/2000P-12Representation Under Open Enrollment
S.B. 2212
Provides increased representation on receiving district boards of education for certain sending districts....

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