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State School Board Considering Making School Transfers Easier

State School Board Considering Making School Transfers Easier



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The State Board of Education is considering changes to the rules governing school transfers.

The review comes after complaints from Davis School District parents who say they were denied such permits -- without reason.

Under the proposal the board is considering the school district in question would have to allow such a transfer or explain why they can't.

State law allows for school choice among public schools. Students can attend a school outside their own school boundaries as long as there's room.

But Randy Smith of the advocacy group davisparents.org says Bountiful High had 170 open seats, and 90 students requested to transfer to the school. He says the district denied 70 of those requests without giving a reason.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News, http://www.deseretnews.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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