Student Transfers

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Local school boards may admit pupils from outside their school systems. They may also arrange for the transfer of pupils residing within their systems to schools located outside their districts, and enter into arrangements with other school boards for admission or transfer of pupils from one school system to another.  State school funds follow the transfer student into the receiving school system.  T.C.A. § 49-6-3104. The receiving system may charge tuition in an amount determined under T.C.A. § 49-6-3003.  Where an LEA has created a regional school with a specific focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), local BEP school funds also follow the student into the LEA to which the student is transferring and no tuition may be charged by the receiving LEA. T.C.A. § 49-6-3104.