Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our student transfer policy. We appreciate your interest in Elmore City-Pernell where we will provide a cohesive plan of resources to assure that ALL children graduate and can effectively read, think, and communicate as productive citizens. We do our best to welcome additional students to our district whenever it is possible.
Elmore City-Pernell makes decisions about student transfers in accordance with district policy and state law. You can download our comprehensive district policy below; however, we are providing the following information for your convenience:
The state Department of Education requires that the following form be completed to apply for a transfer: https://sde.ok.gov/student-transfers. Parents who need access to technology to print or complete the form can visit any campus. Paper copies of the form can also be picked up at the Superintendent’s office.
The district will begin accepting transfer applications for the upcoming school year on January 1. A decision about transfer requests will be sent to applicants by US mail within 30 days of the district receiving their application.
A decision about mid-year transfer requests will be sent to applicants by US mail within 30 days of the district receiving their application.
When a transfer is accepted by a district and parents are notified of the decision, they have 10 days to accept the transfer in writing.
New transfers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who attended the district on a transfer during the 2021-22 school year will be automatically accepted pending approval from the district. The law also gives preference to children of active-duty military personnel.
To accept a transfer, enrollment in the grade the parent requests must be under the district-established capacity. The district’s capacity and vacancy numbers for each grade and school can be found below.
Transfers may be denied based on capacity, attendance and discipline issues.
Transfers for siblings must be considered separately.
If the grade a student requests is over capacity, he/she will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list.
Transfer students must abide by eligibility requirements established by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) for OSSAA-sanctioned activities.
Transfer decisions may be appealed by:
If a transfer request is denied by the administration, the parent or legal guardian of the student may appeal the denial within ten (10) days of notification of denial to the board of education. If notification was hand-delivered, the appeal period shall begin the day after the notification is delivered. If notification is sent by U.S. Mail, the appeal period shall begin three (3) days after the notification is mailed. If notification is sent via electronic mail, the appeal period shall begin the day after the notification is sent. The board of education shall consider the appeal at its next regularly scheduled board meeting if notice is provided prior to the statutory deadline for posting the agenda for the meeting. The board of education shall accept an otherwise untimely appeal if a parent of a student can establish that they did not receive actual notice of the notification denying the transfer request, and the appeal was submitted within ten (10) days after the parent of the student actually received notice.
The appeal to the board of education shall be submitted to the office of the superintendent. The appeal shall include the following:
1. The name, address and telephone number of the parent of the student and the student for whom the appeal is being taken;
2. The date the district gave notice denying the transfer request;
3. The basis for appealing the decision of the school district; and
4. The name, address and telephone number of the legal representative, if applicable.
If you have any questions about the transfer process, please contact Sheila Riddle, Superintendent at (580)788-2565.