Permissive Transfer

Permissive transfers are granted for students who move to a new school zone, but want to remain at their original neighborhood school for a variety of reasons. Families with elementary school students are allowed to remain at that school until fifth grade. They must re-apply for middle school placement, which will be determined by class size projection.

Families that have moved or plan to move to a new Oak Park location in a different school zone should apply for a permissive transfer beginning June 1, 2019, and no later than August 1, 2019. If you currently have a child on a permissive transfer and will have another child entering kindergarten in the district, we encourage you to apply for a transfer so that your kindergartner can be with the rest of his/her family. Please note, your oldest student must have been previously enrolled in the district for at least three consecutive years in order to be eligible for this service.

Transportation will not be provided for permissive transfer students.

District 97 Permissive Transfer Form

Renewal Provisions

The district has the right to rescind the permissive transfer of any student who has violated the rights of the agreement. Upon applying for the transfer, families are made aware that it can be rescinded for reasons that include, but are not limited to:

  • Excessive tardies (both excused and unexcused)
  • Excessive absences (both excused and unexcused)