AIf a transfer request is denied by the administration, the parent or legal guardian of the student may appeal the denial within ten (10) days of notification of denial to the board of education. If notification was hand-delivered, the appeal period shall begin the day after the notification is delivered. If notification is sent by U.S. Mail, the appeal period shall begin three (3) days after the notification is mailed. If notification is sent via electronic mail, the appeal period shall begin the day after the notification is sent. The board of education shall consider the appeal at its next regularly scheduled board meeting if notice is provided prior to the statutory deadline for posting the agenda for the meeting. The board of education shall accept an otherwise untimely appeal if a parent of a student can establish that they did not receive actual notice of the notification denying the transfer request, and the appeal was submitted within ten (10) days after the parent of the student actually received notice. The appeal to the board of education shall be submitted to the office of the superintendent. The appeal shall include the following:
Any documentary evidence that relates to the transfer request and the appeal.
During the appeal, the board will review the action of the administration and the appeal paperwork submitted by the parent of the student to make sure that the district policy was followed with regard to the denial of the transfer. The board of education will meet in an executive session to review the educational records of the student. If the policy was not followed, the board of education shall return to open session to vote to overturn the denial and the transfer will be granted. This will be a paper appeal and will include the written documentation utilized by the school district as well as a written response from the parent or legal guardian which explains why the policy was not followed.
If the board of education votes to uphold the denial of the transfer, the parent or legal guardian may appeal the denial within ten (10) days of the notification of the appeal denial to the State Board of Education. The parent or legal guardian shall submit to the State Board of Education and to the superintendent of the district, a notice of appeal on the Student Transfer Appeal Form to the Oklahoma State Board of Education. The superintendent shall immediately provide a copy of the appeal to each member of the board of education. Upon receipt of notice of an appeal, but not later than five (5) days prior to the date at which the State Board of Education is scheduled to consider the appeal the board of education may submit a written response to the appeal. Responses should not exceed five (5) pages. If not submitted by the parent, the board of education shall provide a copy of the policy adopted to determine the number of transfer students the district has the capacity to accept in each grade level for each school site within the district. The parent and the school district will have an opportunity to appear in person or by authorized representative or by attorney to address the State Board at the meeting.