Information for parents and guardians considering the use of open enrollment to enroll their child(ren) in the Mount Vernon Community School District from another public school district.
Parents and guardians considering the use of open enrollment in the state of Iowa should be aware of the following dates:
March 1, 2019 - Last date for regular open enrollment requests for the 2019-2020 school year.
If the student meets the definition of good cause under the Iowa Administrative Code, or is an entering kindergarten student for the 2019-2020 school year, the application can be accepted after March 1, 2019. Parents have a right to appeal to State Board of Education if an original request to open enroll was based on repeated acts of harassment or serious health condition of the student.
Kindergarten ONLY - Deadline is Sept. 1, 2019.
If you need forms or additional information, please contact Tasha Whitman in the Superintendent's Office at (319) 895-8845 ext. 1004.
Above is our District Boundary Map. (Please call your County Assessor's office for specific questions regarding properties close to the boundary lines.)
Parents are responsible for transporting children open enrolled to another district. This applies to all students, including those with an IEP. As a general rule, if the need for transportation as a related service is stated in the IEP, the parent is responsible for this obligation under open enrollment. If a child open enrolls to a district that is contiguous (borders) to the home district, and the parents’ income meets economic eligibility requirements, the family may receive a stipend for transportation or be provided transportation by the district. Income verification must be provided to the resident district.
ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE GUIDELINES
Students that open enroll in grades 9 through 12, shall not be eligible to participate in varsity contests and competitions during the first 90 school days of transfer. 281-IAC 17.8(2) Please contact the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union at (515) 288-9741 or the Iowa High School Athletic Association at (515) 432-2011 for questions regarding eligibility.