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.
We receive many telephone calls each year regarding Open Enrollment legalities, procedures, and deadlines. The Iowa Department of Education web site contains the most current and reliable information on open enrollment. The link below will take you to the Iowa Department of Education page with the Open Enrollment information, application and handbook.
Iowa Department of Education's Open Enrollment Handbook:
Click Here for Open Enrollment Information