North Dakota

School Choice Policies

Charter School Choice

Do state statutes allow for charter schools?

Are for-profit charters allowed?

Not Applicable

Is there a cap on the number of charter schools?

Not Applicable

Are charters required to provide transportation for any students?

Not Applicable

Can charter schools employ uncertified teachers?

Not Applicable

Virtual School Choice

Do state statutes allow for full-time virtual schools?

Unclear:

North Dakota statute allows for the North Dakota Center for Distance Education; however, it is not clear whether or not students can enroll int the North Dakota Center for Distance Education full-time.

15-19 Distance Education

Are virtual schools required to track attendance?

Did not find

Do virtual schools have to comply with state teacher certification requirements?

Did not find

Private School Choice

Do state statutes allow for voucher programs?

No:

No voucher programs found.

EdChoice School Choice in America

Do state statutes allow for educational expense tax credits or deductions?

No:

No educational expense tax credits or deductions found.

EdChoice School Choice in America

Can students use vouchers to attend religious schools?

Not Applicable

Is there a cap on the number of students or private schools participating in voucher programs?

Not Applicable

Are voucher students in private schools required to take any standardized tests?

Not Applicable

Can private schools be removed from voucher programs based on performance?

Not Applicable

Are private schools in voucher programs required to provide transportation?

Not Applicable

Interdistrict School Choice

Do state statutes allow for interdistrict choice?

Yes:

Parents must apply for a district transfer. "By March first of the school year preceding the year of enrollment, a parent who wishes to enroll a student in a North Dakota school district other than the student's district of residence shall file an application for approval with the board of the admitting district and shall file a copy of the application with the student's district of residence. The superintendent of public instruction shall make the application forms available in each school district."

15.1-31.1: Open Enrollment

Are receiving schools or districts required to provide transportation to any students?

No:

A school district of residence may provide transportation to a student participating in open enrollment. If a district of residence does not provide transportation to a student participating in open enrollment, transportation may be provided by the admitting district.

15.1-31-05 Open Enrollment-Transportation

Page last updated: January 2020

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