Obion County Board of Education
August 12, 2013

Agenda Item: VI.H.

Consider/Approve Amendment to Board Policy #6.206 – Transfers Within the System

Background Information:

During the latest legislative session, Public Chapter No. 411 was signed into law effective July 1, 2013. In accordance with state law, every school system is required to develop a policy designating an “open enrollment” period. During this time, parents may request transfers for their children to attend other schools within the school district that have available space. The school system still maintains the authority to grant transfers, and if granted, the school system is not responsible for the transportation of the students.

To this end, TSBA has developed a sample policy for the Board’s consideration. Within TSBA’s policy, the month of June is designated each year as the time for open enrollment. In my opinion, this is the appropriate month as it will coincide with budget, and TSBA’s proposed policy is recommended for approval in totality. The Board’s current policy is attached for reference purposes.

Staff Recommendation:

Due to the amendment reflecting current state law, I recommend approval of the above-noted amendment to Board Policy #6.206 – Transfers Within the System, on first and final reading.