Open Enrollment

See the Iowa Department of Education website for complete information for Open Enrollment.


Parents/guardians considering the use of the open enrollment option to enroll their children in another public school district in the state of Iowa should be aware of the following dates:

  • March 1, 2022 -- Last date for regular open enrollment requests for the 2022-2023 school year. September 1 is the deadline for prospective kindergarten students.
  • If the student meets the definition of good cause under 281-Iowa Administrative Code 17.4(1) because of a change in residence or is an entering kindergarten student for the 2022-2023 school year the application can be accepted after March 1, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year.

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 transfer. Please contact the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union at (515) 288-9741 or the Iowa High School Athletic Association at (515) 432-2011 for questions regarding eligibility.

Parents/guardians of open-enrolled students whose income falls below 160% of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for transportation assistance. This may be in the form of actual transportation or in the form of a cash stipend.

For further details, contact Clarke Community School District Administration Office, 802 N Jackson, Osceola, IA 50213 Phone 641-342-4969.