Parents at 70 overcrowded Orange County Public Schools will have the option to transfer their children to one of 47 less crowded school this fall under a School Board policy finalized this week.
"It's giving families choice," said Nancy Robbinson, the school board member who proposed the idea.
"It could be a really great thing if we have empty seats that we can fill," she said. In total, nearly two-thirds of district schools could send or receive students.
Seminole and Volusia counties already offer ways for students to transfer out of crowded schools. However, Seminole's elementary-transfer options are limited this year because of rezoning. Lake does not offer capacity transfers.