Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

Iowa’s open enrollment laws allow a parent/guardian residing within an Iowa school district to enroll their child(ren) in another Iowa school district.  This process is subject to the restrictions of the following sections of Iowa Code:

Iowa Code Section 282.18        

Iowa Administrative Code 17 


ADM Open Enrollment Status

On May 11th, the ADM Board approved a resolution that closed new open enrollments into ADM for the 2020-21 school year due to class size concerns/lack of classroom space and the anticipated rate of residential housing growth.

Resolution of the Board relating to Open Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year:

Board Policy 501.13 relates to Open Enrollment and states in part as follows:
“Open enrollment requests into the school district will not be approved if insufficient classroom space exists.  Insufficient classroom space exists when conditions adversely affect the implementation of the educational philosophy and program of the Board. For purposes of this policy, the phrase “insufficient classroom space” shall be determined on a case-by-case basis, a grade level basis and/or a school building basis. “Insufficient class room space” shall be based on one or more of the following factors:  nature of the educational program, grade level, available instructional staff, instructional method, physical space, pupil-teacher ratio, equipment and materials, facilities either being planned or under construction, facilities planned to be closed, finances available, sharing agreement in force or planned, bargaining agreement in force, law or rules governing special education class size, or board-adopted district educational goals and objectives. The Board may also consider other factors deemed relevant by the Board.”

Presently, based on a review of the factors described in the policy above, it has been determined that due to insufficient classroom space and the projected residential growth in our district, open enrollment will be closed for the 2020-21 school year subject to the exceptions provided for in policy 501.13.

  • The Board may consider open enrollment requests of ADM school employees.
  • The Board may consider, on a case-by-case basis, open enrollment requests of residents who move out of the district and request to open enroll back to ADM immediately.



Requesting Open Enrollment

Parents/guardians wishing to open enroll their child(ren) in grades K – 12 must fill out an open enrollment application:

2020-21 Open Enrollment Application

Iowa Department of Education             




Please contact Debbie Stiles in the ADM Schools District Office with questions:



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