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.
View the full open enrollment database here.
|Open Enrollment Survey 2018|
|Does the state have open enrollment programs?||Yes, through the voluntary interdistrict "urban-suburban transfer program" which was designed to reduce racial isolation by allowing minority students to transfer in and out of participating urban and suburban school districts. Participating districts must provide policies about student participation for transferring students. Private school students must have an opportunity to participate in the program.|
Citations: N.Y. Educ. Law § 3602(15); N.Y. Comp. R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 175.24
|Do desegregation provisions impact open enrollment programs?||Districts seeking to participate in the voluntary interdistrict urban-suburban transfer program must submit data that the program will reduce racial isolation by allowing minority students, nonminority students, or both to transfer between the suburban and urban districts.|
Citations: N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, § 175.24
|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.|