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Open Enrollment

The school board reviewed open enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year at the February 14, 2022 meeting.  The decision was made to close 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grades to open enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year and to limit the number of approved open enrollment applications for the other grade levels.  These decisions were based on enrollment projections for each grade level and insufficient classroom space. 

Parents are responsible for transporting children who are open-enrolled to another district. Open-enrolled students from low-income families may qualify for transportation assistance. The parent/guardian should file for assistance with the resident district.

Students who open-enroll in grades 9 through 12, shall be immediately eligible for varsity athletics if one of the following applies:  1) The open enrollment meets the definition of good cause.  2) The board of directors or superintendent of the resident district issues or implements a decision that suspends the discontinuation or suspension of varsity interscholastic sports activities in the district of residence.  3) The board of directors of the resident and receiving districts agree to waive ineligibility.  A student who is academically ineligible in their resident district will be ineligible in the receiving district for the remaining period of ineligibility declared by the resident district.

As a general rule, appeals of open enrollment decisions should be filed as an original court action in Iowa District Court.  Iowa District Court appeals should be filed in district court in the county in which the primary business office of the resident district is location.  If an application is denied based on repeated acts of harassment or a serious health condition, the parent/guardian may appeal to the State Board of Education. The appeal process is outlined in the Parent Open Enrollment Guidance document above..

For more information please click here to access the Iowa Dept of Education’s page

If you have any questions, please contact the Carlisle School District Office.