Open Enrollment Policies: State Profile

Open Enrollment Policies: State Profile - Florida

Last updated: June 2013. Please contact Emily Workman (303.299.3655 or eworkman@ecs.org) with questions or comments about the database.
 

Open Enrollment Survey 2013
Does the state have a Voluntary Intradistrict Open Enrollment program? YES
Does the state have a Mandatory Intradistrict Open Enrollment program? YES
Allows students from low-performing schools to use opportunity scholarship to attend higher-performing school.
Does the state have a Voluntary Interdistrict Open Enrollment program? YES
Does the state have a Mandatory Interdistrict Open Enrollment program? NO
Does the state provide districts “Opt Out” provisions for open enrollment programs? YES
Space available.
Does the state set priorities for districts to follow when accepting students for open enrollment? YES
- siblings
- lottery to determine school where student placed
- maintain socioeconomic, demographic and racial balance
- availability of transport
Who is responsible for student transportation? Intradistrict mandatory - costs paid by school district for student to transfer low-performing to higher-performing school. In all other cases, parents responsibility to pay transport.
Do desegregation provisions impact open enrollment programs? YES
Must adhere to federal desegregation requirements. Open enrollment programs must maintain socioeconomic, demographic and racial balance.

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