Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our student transfer policy. We appreciate your interest in Mounds Public Schools. We do our best to welcome additional students to our district whenever it is possible.
Mounds makes decisions about student transfers in accordance with district policy and state law. We are providing the following information for your convenience:
- The Oklahoma State Department of Education requires that this electronic form be completed to apply for a transfer.
- A screenshot from the OSDE's Open Transfer page to help expedite your application.
- Completed Open Transfer Applications will be submitted to the state department and forwarded to districts. You do not need to notify the district that you completed a form. Applications will be digitally time-stamped upon receipt. Paper submissions are currently accepted at the Administration Building if you do NOT know your Student Testing Number (STN). If you do know it, please help us expedite the process by using electronic submission (not the pdf).
- Transfers for the current school year are accepted at any time.
- New transfer applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Students who attended the district on a transfer during the previous school year will be automatically rolled over into the next school year, pending approval from the administration based on attendance and behavior records. Notification of renewal status will be made starting May 1.
- Mounds will accept electronic transfer applications for the next school year starting on June 1. The decisions on these transfers can not be made until after July 1, the annual starting date of the new school year, and will be made by July 30.
- Decisions about transfers for the next school year will be made within 30 days of receipt of the application. Parents will be contacted directly regarding the approval status of their child’s transfer.
- Mid-year transfer requests will be considered within 30 days of the district's timestamp of receiving the application. Parents will be contacted directly regarding the approval status of their child’s transfer.
- 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. Simply put, you need to complete the enrollment process within 10 business days. If not completed, the student will be considered a 'no-show', the transfer will be revoked, and the process will need to be repeated if a transfer is still requested.
- The law gives preference to children of active-duty military personnel, children of district employees, and students who have been enrolled in the district for the last 3 school years.
- To accept a transfer, enrollment in the grade 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: approval of the transfer will exceed the board-approved capacity limits, the student has had a history of absence not excused for the reasons provided in 70 O.S. § 8-101.2 (OSCN 2021), or the student has had excessive disciplinary issues as provided in 70 O.S. § 24-101.3 (OSCN 2021).
- If the grade requested is over the Board-approved capacity, and there are no attendance or behavior issues, the student 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. Currently, there is a non-participation waiting period of one calendar year from the first day of classes attended at the new school.
- If a school district denies a transfer, the parent or legal guardian of the student has 10 days to appeal the denial to the local board of education. The appellate process can be started by contacting the Administration Office. The School Board must consider the appeal at its next regularly scheduled board meeting. The local school district will provide the appeal form. If the school district Board of Education upholds the denial of the transfer, the parent or legal guardian may appeal the denial to the State Board of Education within 10 days of receiving notice of the local board’s decision. The State Board must consider the appeal at its next meeting and allow both the parent and receiving district to appear.