Out of District Transfers:
On November 1, 2021, the EPS Board of Education passed an Open Transfer Policy to align with HB 2074, the Education Open Transfer Act, which requires school districts to expand transfers between public schools. This bill goes into effect on January 1, 2022.
Keep checking this page for transfer applications which will be posted in December. We will also be sharing more information with our families when the effective date draws near.
Patrons should be aware that there are exceptions to the transfer bill if a district is already at capacity in a grade level. In addition, students will be prohibited from playing athletics for a period of one year following an open transfer.
“The transfer of a student from the district in which the student resides to another school district furnishing instruction in the grade the student is entitled to pursue shall be granted if the transfer has the approval of the board of education of the receiving district at any time in the year unless the number of transfers exceeds the capacity of a grade level for each school site within a school district is insufficient to enroll all eligible students, the school district shall select transfer students in the order in which the district received the student transfer applications.”
At this time, Edmond’s secondary schools do not accept in-district transfers. In compliance with policy #4850, certain exceptions exist, including ROTC participants and employee children attending school in their parents’ vertical. Families seeking an exception in any of the listed cases may pursue further information at the district office by calling Laura Morgan at 340-2823. Please review the boundaries as well as the attendance guidelines to learn more about the enrollment exceptions and how they may apply to your family.
ROTC Transfer Exceptions:
AFJROTC is only offered at Edmond North High School (ENHS). The Edmond Public Schools Administration Center (EPSAC) must approve transfers for Edmond Public Schools’ rising 9th and 10th-grade students who would normally attend Memorial or Santa Fe High Schools. EPSAC will not consider student transfer requests to ENHS from rising EPS juniors or seniors. EPSAC may consider transfer requests from “new to EPS” students. Students who were enrolled in a JROTC program at another high school are encouraged to apply. Transfer students who choose to disenroll or are disenrolled from AFJROTC will return to their home high school. For questions on the process, call ENHS’ Senior Aerospace Science Instructor at 405-726-7173.
Parents of elementary students may request a transfer to another Edmond school. Parents should be aware that if the transfer is granted, the student is expected to attend the middle school in their residential area. Transfer forms are available at all elementary schools or the district office. Transfers are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis within priority categories established by the Board of Education which are noted on the request form. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfers for Children of Certified Employees
The Board of Education has approved a policy allowing teachers and other certified employees who live outside EPS district boundaries, to transfer their children into EPS, providing space is available. Policy #4845 and the regulations, #4845R, provide the details. Please read the specific language related to 4845 Inter-District Transfers.
Teachers living outside EPS District boundaries who wish to transfer their children into the school district for the 2021-2021 school year may pick up the Inter-District Transfer packet at the district office. Pre Board of Education regulations, no inter-district transfer will be approved after Sept. 15 of any year.
For more information, contact human resources at 340-2913.