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, voluntary interdistrict.|
School boards may decide to participate in open enrollment. Parents must apply to the school board of the receiving school district. The board of each participating district must set standards for accepting or rejecting applications, which may address program, class, grade level, or building capacity. Standards may not address academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, English language proficiency, disabilities, or previous disciplinary actions.
Parents may apply for an interdistrict transfer at any time for the following reasons:
Citations: N.D. Cent. Code § 15.1-31-01 through § 15.1-31.08
|Do desegregation provisions impact open enrollment programs?||Not addressed.|
|Does the state set priorities for districts to follow when accepting students for open enrollment?||No, although the board of each school district sets standards for accepting or rejecting applications.|
Citations: N.D. Cent. Code § 15.0-31-06
|Who is responsible for student transportation?||Sending and receiving districts may provide transportation.|
Citations: N.D. Cent. Code § 15.1-31-05