What is a South Dakota school district’s responsibility in reviewing an open enrollment request?

A school district must grant a request for a transfer into the district or within the district unless the transfer would result in an inability to provide a quality educational program based on criteria established by the district under S.D.C.L. § 13-28-44. 

Also, a school district must grant a request to admit into the district a student who is a resident of another school district and who is excused from attending school in the resident district under S.D.C.L. § 13-27-2, unless admitting the nonresident child would result in an inability to provide a quality educational program based on criteria established by the district under S.D.C.L. § 13-28-44.   

For more information about open enrollment in South Dakota, see Chapter 20 of The South Dakota School Law Deskbook.

Scott Swier
Founding Member, Attorney At Law