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. All applications for Open Enrollment must be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent no later than the deadline listed above, respectively.
Athletic Eligibility Guidance
On April 7, 2016, House File 2264 signed into law by Governor Branstad allows the following exception to ninety day ineligibility for participation in athletic competitions for students open enrolling.
"...if the district of residence determines that the pupil was previously subject to a founded incident of harassment or bullying as defined in section 280.28 while attending school in the district of residence."
This means any student will be immediately eligible for varsity athletic competitions if the resident district has determined that the student exercising open enrollment was subject to a founded incident of harassment or bullying as defined by Iowa Code section 280.28.