If you live outside of the Roland-Story school district boundaries and wish to attend school at Roland-Story you may apply for open enrollment. The deadline for open enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is March 1, 2014 for students who will be in grades 1-12. The deadline for students entering kindergarten in 2014-15 is September 1, 2014. Applicants need to submit forms to both their resident and receiving district for approval by the school board before these deadlines. Some cases warrant applications being accepted after the deadlines, such as moving to a new district of residence, change in marital status of parents, placement in foster care, adoption and pervasive harassment.
The March 1 deadline is required by state law. Open enrollment is not required for 4 year old children who are enrolling in the statewide voluntary preschool program. The Open Enrollment Handbook is available at the Roland-Story District Office or at www.iowa.gov/educate. The 2014-15 forms are available at the Iowa Department of Education website or you can call the R-S Superintendent’s Office at 515/733-4301 to request a copy by mailed to you.
If your student(s) have already been approved for open enrollment you do not need to go through the application process again, unless there has been a change of address since the approval was made. You do, however, need to apply for siblings who would be just starting school or are wanting to change districts.
Any other questions regarding open enrollment can be directed to R-S Superintendent Mike Billings at 515/733-4301.