|CA||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Interdistrict Attendance|
Extends the sunset date from July 2015 to July 2018 on a provision that requires a county board
of education located in a class 1 or class 2 county to determine within 40 schooldays whether a student may attend school in a district other than the student's di...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Louisiana Public School Choice Act|
Establishes the Louisiana Public School Choice Act. Authorizes a parent to enroll his/her child in the public school of his/her choice, without regard to residence, school system geographic boundaries, or attendance zones, if the school the child would otherwi...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Open Enrollment|
Sections 24, 26, 28:
Removes the requirement for a pupil and parent meeting with their resident district's staff member before submitting an open enrollment application. Clarifies that a student changing resident districts does not lose their open e...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Single-Gender Public School Programs|
Requires a district that establishes a gender-specific school to:
- Separate into grade-level boys-only classes and girls-only classes during instruction in core courses
- Offer open enrollment to all students in the district
- Require the school's administra...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Enrollment of Non-resident Students|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Open Enrollment Priority for Siblings|
Gives priority, for purposes of open enrollment, to siblings of enrolled students.
|AL||Adopted 09/2013||P-12||Flexibility 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...
|AR||Adopted 09/2013||P-12||Rules 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...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2013||P-12||Admittance of Nonresident Students|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Expands 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...
|WI||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Full-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...
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 06/2013||P-12||Student Transfer Decisions|
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 ...
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 06/2013||P-12||Student Transfers|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||School Choice Program|
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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||District Open Enrollment Policies|
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...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Public school transfers.|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Student Transfers|
Revises timelines for student transfer applications and notifications of transfer approval/disapproval.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School Choice|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||Emergency Transfers|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2013||P-12||School Choice|
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.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2012||P-12||Programs 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...
|AR||Adopted 05/2012||P-12||Guidelines, 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.
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Open Choice Incentive for Larger Districts|
(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...
|FL||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Opportunity 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...
|ME||Became law without governor's signature 04/2012||P-12||Open Enrollment|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Open Enrollment Policies|
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 ...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Open Enrollment|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2012||P-12||Student Transfer|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 02/2012||P-12||Timelines 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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2011||P-12||Open Enrollment|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2011||P-12||Interdistrict Transfer for Child of Parent Who Works in Another District|
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...
|CA||In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending 09/2011||P-12||Interdistrict Transfers|
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....
|OR||To governor 07/2011||P-12||School Choice|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Interdistrict Attendance Appeals|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Student Residency Dispute Resolution|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Expands Definition of Failing School for Purposes of Student Eligibility for the Opportunity Scholarship Program|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Choice|
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 ...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Amending Opportunity Public School Choice Act|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||School Accountability Ratings|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Interdistrict Transfer|
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,...
|NJ||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Interdistrict Public School Choice Program|
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...
|CA||Emergency Regulations 08/2010||P-12||Open 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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||School Choice Program for Special Needs Students|
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 ...
|KS||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Open Enrollment|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Open Enrollment Admissions Process|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Habitual Truants Need Not Be Readmitted Through Open Enrollment|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Race to the Top Legislation--Establishment of Innovate Schools|
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...
|MA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Students 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...
|CA||Signed into law 01/2010||P-12||Open 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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2009||P-12||Intradistrict Transfers|
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 ...
|NH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Open Enrollment and Charter Schools|
Separates the open enrollment provisions from the chartered public school statute and establishes a new chapter on open enrollment schools.
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||School 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...
|WI||Vetoed 06/2009||P-12||Open Enrollment Finance|
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...
|WI||Vetoed 06/2009||P-12||Open Enrollment|
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...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12|
|Tax Credit Scholarships|
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...
|GA||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Interdistrict 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...
|NE||Signed into law 02/2009||P-12||Modifies Open Enrollment|
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 ...
|UT||Adopted 09/2008||P-12||Open Enrollment|
Rewrites rule addressing open enrollment for public school students. ...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||School Choice Options|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Open enrollment|
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...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||Ability to Transfer Without Penalty|
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...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Interstate Enrollment Options|
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. ...
|NE||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Learning Communities, Telecommunication Services|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Desegregation and Diversity Plans|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Attendance Outside Assigned School Boundaries|
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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Open Enrollment|
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...
|UT||Adopted 11/2007||P-12||Student Enrollment Options|
Provides for greater flexibility in allowing students to transfer from one school district to another or within the student's resident school district....
|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...
|SC||Vetoed 06/2007||P-12||Pilot of Open Enrollment Program|
Provides for a pilot "testing" of a public school open enrollment choice program in the public school system.
|TN||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Enrollment of Teachers' Children|
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.
|AZ||Vetoed 06/2007||P-12||Choice, Desegregation|
Relates to open enrollment for students in schools ordered to desegregate. ...
|NV||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Scholarship Program for Children in Foster Care|
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 ...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Choice|
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 ...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||School District Tuition Amounts|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Interstate Enrollment Agreements|
Allows the Department of Education to enter into enrollment agreements with the State of Iowa.
|SD||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Interstate Enrollment Options|
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.
|IA||Adopted 02/2007||P-12||Student 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...
|IA||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Open 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...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Student and Parent Awareness|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 12/2005||P-12||Transportation, 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...
|CA||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Transfers for Children of Military Personnel|
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 ...
|IN||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Tuition Payments for Transfers|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Establishment of School Districts in Unorganized Territory|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-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.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Arkansas Public School Choice|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Public School Facilities Program Act|
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...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Nonresident Student Contracts|
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...
|CA||Vetoed--in Senate to unfinished business 10/2004||P-12||Grant Joint Union High School District|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Neighborhood Schools Act of 2000|
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...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2004||P-12||Opportunity Public School Choice Act|
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...
|IA||Adopted 06/2004||P-12||Open 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...
|NH||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||School Choice Committee|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Transfers|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Education Open Transfer Act|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Open enrollment|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 02/2004||P-12||Administratively Consolidated School Districts|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Student 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...
|AR||Signed into law 01/2004||P-12||Arkansas 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/...
|AR||Rule Adoption 10/2003||P-12||Arkansas Public School Choice Act|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Education: School Attendance Requirements|
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...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Intra-District Student Transfer|
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...
|AR||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Public School Choice Act|
Establishes rules regarding guidelines, procedures, and enforcement of the Arkansas Public School Choice Act.
|NE||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Student Fees, Choice & Participation|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 05/2003||P-12||Desegregation 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...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Opportunity Contract Pilot Program|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||Schools Districts and Public School Choice|
Requires all school districts to participate in public school choice. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/SB242.pdf...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Open 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...
|UT||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Public School Choice Enrollment|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2003||P-12||Open Enrollment|
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...
|IA||Adopted 01/2003||P-12||Open 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 ...
|IL||Signed into law 06/2002||P-12||NAEP Testing, School Report Cards, Parental Notification of Child Placement in Bilingual Program, Supplemental Aid to Low-Income Districts|
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...
|NH||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Commission to Study Choice Initiatives|
Establishes a commission to study public educational choice initiatives....
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Numerous Program Changes|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Various Modifications|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2002||P-12||Open Enrollment Revisions|
Prevents students who open enroll into a school district from transferring back to the resident district during the same school year....
|LA||Signed into law 06/2001||P-12||Enrollment in Adjoining School Districts|
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....
|MT||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Tuition and Transportation Payments for Out-of-District Students|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||School Choice Program|
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....
|ND||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Modifies Open Enrollment Law|
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...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2001||P-12||Student Transfers for School Attendance.|
Changes the rules for student transfer. Stresses the rules requiring students to attend the school district in which their home is located....
|SD||Signed into law 02/2001||P-12||Resident district's fiscal obligation for student enrolled in another district|
Any student who enrolls in another district from a district that does not receive state aid remains the financial obligation of the resident district....
|VT||Signed into law 06/2000||P-12||Public School Choice in Grades 9-12|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Open Enrollment|
Relates to school district open enrollment and tuition waivers and payments....
|WI||Signed into law 05/2000||P-12||Restricts Applications for Open Enrollment|
Relates to the number of school districts to which a pupil may apply under the open enrollment program....
|IA||Signed into law 05/2000||Postsec.|
|Supplemental Funding for Choice and At-Risk Programs|
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....
|MN||Signed by governor 05/2000||P-12||Districts May Refuse to Open Enroll Student|
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...
|DE||Signed into law 04/2000||P-12||Neighborhood School Plans|
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...
|SD||Signed into law 02/2000||P-12||Enrollment|
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...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2000||P-12||Open Enrollment|
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....
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2000||P-12||Representation Under Open Enrollment|
Provides increased representation on receiving district boards of education for certain sending districts....