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Open Enrollment is the process by which parents/guardians residing in an Iowa district may enroll their children into another Iowa school district under the terms and conditions of Iowa Code section 282.18 and 281--Iowa Administrative Code 17.

The deadline for students entering Grades 1-12 is March 1st. The deadline for students entering kindergarten is September 1st.


General Open Enrollment Contacts:

Sara Nickel

Marietta Rives
Open Enrollment to Approved Online Providers Contact
Janet Boyd


District Open Enrollment Billing Questions

Carla Schimelfenig


2020-2021 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Application 2020-2021

Open Enrollment Transportation Assistance Guidance

Open Enrollment Handbook


Update Due to COVID-19

Senate File 2310 allows until July 15, 2020 for a parent or guardian to apply to open-enroll a student for the 2020-2021 school year to an online public school in another school district if the child, the child's caretaker, or another resident of the child's residence has a significant health condition that may increase the risk of COVID-19.

Open Enrollment Guidance for SF 2310

2021-2022 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Application 2021-2022

Current Handbook

Open Enrollment Handbook 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on November 29, 2020 at 11:10pm.