Open Enrollment Deadline

Parents wanting to Open Enroll their child from one Iowa school district to another must file the form with BOTH the resident and receiving district by MARCH 1 of each year. The deadline for parents Open Enrolling a kindergarten student is SEPTEMBER 1. There are a few specific "Good Cause" reasons for Open Enrollment applications filed after the deadline that would excuse the late application.

According to the Department of Education, the closing of a building is NOT considered to be "Good Cause" for missing the March 1 deadline, even if a decision is made after that date.