Open Enrollment Policies: State Profile

Open Enrollment Policies: State Profile - Nevada

Last updated: October 2018

Open enrollment policies allow a student to transfer to a public school of his or her choice. There are two basic types of open enrollment policies.

  • Intradistrict: Students transfer to another school within their resident school district.
  • Interdistrict: Students transfer a school outside of their resident district.

Depending on the state, open-enrollment policies are mandatory, voluntary, or both. 

  • Mandatory policies require districts to participate in the program.
  • Voluntary policies allow districts to choose whether to participate in open enrollment, often allowing districts the discretion to enter into transfer agreements with other districts.
  • States with both mandatory and voluntary policies usually require mandatory open enrollment in low-performing schools or districts, in defined regions of the state or in other specific circumstances while allowing voluntary open enrollment in the rest of the state.

View the full open enrollment database here.  

Open Enrollment Survey 2018
Does the state have open enrollment programs? Yes, voluntary interdistrict in limited circumstances. Receiving school districts may admit students living in an adjoining school district. In addition, a student who resides on an Indian reservation located in two or more counties must be allowed to attend the school nearest to his or her residence, regardless of the student's resident school district.

State law also provides a program of school choice for children in foster care.

Citations: Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.010, § 392.015, § 388E.010 through § 388E.150
Also see: A.B. 491 (2017)

Do desegregation provisions impact open enrollment programs? Not addressed
Does the state set priorities for districts to follow when accepting students for open enrollment? Not addressed
Who is responsible for student transportation? Transportation costs must be paid by the sending district.

Citations: Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 392.010, § 392.015

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