Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our student transfer policy. We appreciate your interest in Morris Public Schools. We do our best to welcome additional students to our district whenever it is possible.
MPS makes decisions about student transfers in accordance with district policy and state law. You can download our comprehensive district policy below; however, we are providing the following information for your convenience:
The State Department of Education provides two options to apply for a transfer.
Option 1: Access a paper form through this link:
The district will begin accepting forms and packets for the 2023-2024 school year on June 1 at 8:00am.
Decisions about transfers for the 2023-24 school year will be made by August 31, 2023. We will contact parents directly about the approval status of their child’s transfer.
Mid-year transfer requests will be considered within 4 days of the district receiving the application.
New transfers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who attended the district on a transfer during the 2022-23 school year will be automatically accepted pending approval from the district. The law also gives preference to children of active-duty military personnel.
To accept a transfer, enrollment in the grade the parent requests 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 capacity, attendance and discipline issues.
Transfers for siblings must be considered separately.
If the grade a student requests is over capacity, he/she 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.
Transfer decisions may be appealed by following the process outlined below:
A parent may appeal the denial of a transfer request to the clerk of the board of education so long as the appeal is made within ten (10) calendar days of the notification of the written denial. If a timely appeal is made, the papeal shall be considered by the District’s board of education at its next regularly scheduled meeting. The appeal shall be considered by the board of education only upon the written submissions of the District and the parent. Such written submissions shall state, at the minimum, the following in a statement not exceeding two pages in length: a. The date of the parent’s transfer request application; b. The reasons for the denial by the District of the transfer request; c. The factual reason(s) of the District or parent as to why the transfer request was/was not properly denied; and d. The criteria set forth in this policy as to propriety of the denial of the transfer request.
If you have any questions about the transfer process, please contact Dr. Chris Karch, Superintendent at 918-733-9072 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MPS Board Policy
SDE Open Transfer Application and MPS Open Transfer Application (Download form to fill out)
Capacity and Building Information
Transfers Pursuant to the Deployed Parents School Act of 2013