Student Transfer Policy and Capacity
Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our student transfer policy. We appreciate your interest in Cushing Public Schools. We do our best to welcome additional students to our district whenever it is possible.
Cushing Public Schools 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 requires that the following form be completed to apply for a transfer: [link]. Parents who need access to technology to print or complete the form can visit Cushing Public Schools Administrative Office at 1401 N Little. Paper copies of the form can also be picked up at Cushing Public Schools Administrative Office at 1401 N Little.
New student transfers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The district will begin accepting transfer applications for the 2023-24 school year on Thursday, June 1, 2023. A decision about transfer requests will be sent to applicants by email within 30 days of the district receiving their application.
A decision about mid-year transfer requests will be sent to applicants by email within 30 days of the district receiving their application.
When a transfer is accepted by a district and parents are notified of the decision, they have 10 days to accept the transfer in writing.
Students who attended the district on a transfer during the 2022-2023 school year will be automatically accepted – unless the transfer is denied for attendance or discipline issues. Written notice of the District's intention to deny the continue transfer shall be given to the parent or legal guardian of the student no later than July 15th.
The law gives preference to children of active-duty military personnel, the children of district employees and new transfer students who have attended CPS for at least three previous school years.
To accept a new 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.
New transfers may be denied based on capacity, attendance and discipline issues.
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 appealing 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 appeal 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:
The date of the parent’s transfer request application;
The reasons for the denial by the District of the transfer request;
The factual reason(s) of the District or parent as to why the transfer request
If you have any questions about the transfer process, please contact Brenda Willard, District Registrar at (918)225-3425.
Click the links below:
Online Student Transfer Application - Required for All Transfers (Click on Student Transfer Online Application on next page)
Student Transfer Application (Printable Form)
Application for Transfer Under the Deployed Parents School Act of 2013
Student Transfer Capacity by Grade
Parent's Guide to School Open Transfers