New Indiana Law Prompts School Transfer Policy Change Created by kblakeslee on 7/23/2013 5:13:37 PM
MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) _ A northwestern Indiana school superintendent says his district no longer will accept transfer students who remain residents of other districts because a new state law takes away local control of transfer guidelines.
Superintendent Richard Sopko said Tuesday that the Munster schools have adopted the policy because a law that took effect July 1 prevents school corporations from denying transfers in most cases for reasons other than enrollment capacity.
The law doesn't apply to school corporations that don't accept the transfer of students who live outside its district boundaries.
Sopko tells The Times the Munster schools want to maintain its standards and doesn't want discipline problems from other districts. It stopped accepting transfer requests for the upcoming school year last month. Transfer students already enrolled can remain until they graduate.