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?||Unclear. Although there are provisions for open enrollment in statute, the state was exempted from the No Child Left Behind choice provisions under an NCLB waiver. According to the Illinois State Board of Education, starting in the 2014-15 school year and until further notice, school districts are no longer obligated to pay for choice transportation for students who have previously transferred to another school prior to the 2014-15 school year, although they may choose to do so. |
Citations: 105 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 5/10-21.3a
|Do desegregation provisions impact open enrollment programs?||Not addressed.|
|Does the state set priorities for districts to follow when accepting students for open enrollment?||Not addressed.|
|Who is responsible for student transportation?||Not addressed.|