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Oakdale School’s Open Transfer Information

Welcome! We appreciate your interest in Oakdale School and we look forward to serving you. With the enactment of Senate Bill 783 (2021), the Legislature made comprehensive reforms to Oklahoma’s school transfer laws; namely, revising the requirements for accepting and denying student transfers and requiring school districts to set and list enrollment capacities on their websites. 

These reforms go into effect on January 1, 2022, and make students eligible to request a transfer to any district in the state, regardless of where they live. Because Oakdale is a growing district, we carefully make decisions about student transfers according to district policy and state law. 

  • Parents may begin applying for 2020-21 mid-year transfers beginning on January 1, 2022, by using the online state application form. 
    • Parents do not need to come in person to the Oakdale office to apply. This must be completed online. 
    • Those who need access to technology to complete the online form may visit our office and we will provide a workstation and any assistance.
  • Applications for 2022-23 will not be available until late spring or early summer. 

You may wish to familiarize yourself with the Board of Education's Policy FE: Student Transfers as highlighted below:

  • The Oklahoma State Department of Education (SDE) requires that a specific online form be completed to apply for a transfer. No other forms will be accepted. Parents who need access to technology to complete the online form may visit our office for assistance. 
  • Mid-year transfer requests will be considered within three to five (3-5) days of receiving an application, whenever possible.
  • Previous school attendance and discipline records will be reviewed prior to acceptance. We will not be able to approve/deny an application in a timely manner if the sending school district delays sending us educational records.
  • Transfers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  
  • To accept a transfer, enrollment in the grade level the student is eligible to pursue must be under the district-established capacity. The district’s capacity and seat availability information can be found in the link below.
  • If the grade level is over capacity, transfer applications will be placed on a waiting list. Waitlists are cleared at the end of each school year. 
  • Transfers may be denied based on capacity, attendance, and/or discipline issues.
  • Transfers for siblings must be considered separately. 
  • The law also gives preference to children of Oakdale teachers, active-duty military personnel, and children in foster care.
  • In order to offer current residents sufficient time to re-enroll for the next school year and for the school to calculate capacity, the administration will not approve or deny transfers for the next school year until after the July 1 capacity data is set. 
  • If the grade a student requests and is eligible to pursue is over capacity, he/she will be placed on a waiting list for consideration in case a seat becomes available during the school year. 
  • Transfers for children of employees that were granted prior to January 1, 2022, will remain in effect except if, for whatever reason, the employee does not continue to be employed by the District.
  • Transfer students are not eligible for district transportation services. 
  • Transfer students must abide by any eligibility requirements established by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) for any OSSAA-sanctioned activities.
  • Transfer denials may be appealed by the parent or legal guardian of the student within ten (10) days of notification of denial to the board of education. 

If you have any questions about the transfer process, please contact the Oakdale School enrollment office at 405-771-3373.

Parent’s Guide to Student Transfers 

Frequently Asked Questions

Oakdale School Capacity_Transfer Seats Available 

SDE Transfer Application Form