Open-enrollment policies allow a student to transfer to a public school of his or her choice. There are two basic types of open-enrollment policies.
Depending on the state, open-enrollment policies are mandatory, voluntary, or both.
|Open Enrollment Survey 2017|
|Does the state have open enrollment programs?||Yes, mandatory intradistrict and interdistrict. School districts may deny student enrollment for "lack of capacity," defined as projected enrollment school enrollment at 85% of capacity.|
Citations: Del. Code Ann. tit. 14, § 401 to § 414
|Do desegregation provisions impact open enrollment programs?||Open enrollment must not conflict with a court-ordered desegregation plan. If it would, districts must establish a number of majority and minority group students who may transfer into or out of the district.|
Citations: Del. Code Ann. tit. 14, § 405, § 406
|Does the state set priorities for districts to follow when accepting students for open enrollment?||Yes. Receiving districts must give priority to the following in order:
Citations: Del. Code Ann. tit. 14, § 405, § 411
|Who is responsible for student transportation?||Parents are responsible for transportation.|
Citations: Del. Code Ann. tit. 14, § 409