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 and intradistrict. School committees may arrange student transfers with the school committees in an adjoining community.|
Citations: R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 16-2-19
|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?||The state provides for transportation for students who attend a school located outside the city or town where they reside but only within defined tranportation regions.|
Citations: R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 16-21.1-1