Open Enrollment

Mount Vernon Community School District is a great place to learn, grow, and achieve! 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 should be aware of the following dates:

March 1: Last day for regular open enrollment requests for the upcoming school year.

September 1: Last day for Kindergarten students to open enroll for the upcoming school year.

It is not necessary for PreSchool students to open enroll.  Additional conditions for open enrollment may be found on the application.

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Transportation Assistance

Parents are responsible for transporting children open enrolled. 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.

The Mount Vernon School District does provide 4 pick-up/drop-off locations for students who are open enrolled into the district.  Parents may meet a bus at one of the pick-up/drop-off locations for their student(s) to ride a Mount Vernon bus to school.

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.



Athletic Eligibility

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 the transfer. 281-IAC 17.8(2)

In the circumstance of a student transferring from a school in another state/country or from one IHSAA-member school to another, the transfer rules and regulations may apply or initially limit sport participation. For complete eligibility information, see the IHSAA Handbook.

Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union

Iowa High School Athletic Association