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OKC school board deserves kudos for transfer policy shift

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: June 5, 2013

As we noted before, the district has routinely accepted transfers in the past. More than 1,000 students transferred into the district last school year, according to district reports. Even as the board initially denied the Classen transfers, it accepted transfers into other schools.

If the district and/or school board members envision a future where out-of-district transfers are eliminated or a rare exception, a community conversation is in order.

Officials should look at the numbers of in-district and out-of-district transfers for every school, figure out if the policies in place make sense and ask the community to weigh in.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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