Open Enrollment Policies: State Profile

Open Enrollment Policies: State Profile - Iowa

Last updated: June 2013. Please contact Emily Workman (303.299.3655 or eworkman@ecs.org) with questions or comments about the database.
 

Open Enrollment Survey 2013
Does the state have a Voluntary Intradistrict Open Enrollment program? Not addressed.
Does the state have a Mandatory Intradistrict Open Enrollment program? NO
Does the state have a Voluntary Interdistrict Open Enrollment program? N/A
Does the state have a Mandatory Interdistrict Open Enrollment program? YES
Does the state provide districts “Opt Out” provisions for open enrollment programs? YES
Space available.
Does the state set priorities for districts to follow when accepting students for open enrollment? Districts required to establish policy to include nature of the educational program, grade level, available instructional staff, instructional method, available physical space, pupil-teacher ratio, equipment and materials, facilities planned or under construction, facilities closing, finances available, sharing agreement in force or planned, bargaining agreement in force, rules governing spec. ed. Class size, board-adopted district educational goals and objectives to determine open enrollment spaces available.
Who is responsible for student transportation? Parent responsible to transport to point on regular bus route in receiving district.
Low-income students - sending district responsible to transport or pay parents average transport amount to/from bus stop on regular bus route in receiving district.
Do desegregation provisions impact open enrollment programs? YES
Can deny transfer if district subject to voluntary or court-ordered desegregation and would affect implementation. If would facilitate implementation, district must give priority to transfer request.

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