When a family moves and the choice is to leave the pupil under open enrollment (or to open enroll to another school district), the original district of residence shall be responsible for payment of the cost per pupil for the balance of the school year.
The residency of a student is determined by physical presence for a primary purpose unrelated to school. The home in which the student is living determines the residence even if the parent / guardian is not living in the same home with the child.
Five districts in Iowa have a board adopted plan to keep the balance of students in the district. Each plan specifies the percentage of students that can open enroll in and out of the district determined to balance diversity factors.