Transformative education starts with the recognition that every student is unique, with different aptitudes, passions, and goals. Helping students discover, develop, and apply their innate gifts to maximize their ability to contribute to society requires an individualized approach.
This legislative session, AFP-OK is encouraging our lawmakers to work to modernize and individualize learning for all students across the state, including through open transfer (Senate Bill 783) and real-time funding (Senate Bill 823 and House Bill 2242.)
Open Transfer: Current school transfer laws require the “sending school” to allow a student to transfer to another school district, but the “receiving school” retains the right to decline the transfer.
This bill would remove the ability of the receiving school to decline a transfer unless the receiving school does not have the physical space-- as defined by fire code-- to accept the student. In the event that more students choose to transfer into a school than can be served, a lottery system will be established to choose students.
Real-Time Funding: Current law funds schools on a “three-year high” meaning that schools are funded based on the largest population that they have served over the past three years. To put this in context, imagine operating a business where the company’s revenue is based on the highest number of customers served over the previous three years rather than the customers currently being served.
This bill ensures that schools are funded for the students being served in their school for the current school year.
Urge your lawmakers to support these bills and help our students succeed!