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. When students live closer to a school in an adjacent district or county, school officials from the sending and receiving districts may make arrangements for the students to transfer to the closer school. If a school district refuses to accept a reasonable transfer, the county board of education in which the districts are located have the right to hold a hearing and approve the transfer, on certain conditions. |
Citations: S.C. Code Ann. § 59-63-425, § 59-63-470, § 59-63-480, § 59-63-490, § 59-63-45, § 59-63-510
|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.|