Open Enrollment

Ohio law, along with the Clinton-Massie Local Board of Education board policy, allows parents/guardians to enroll their children in a school within the Clinton-Massie Local School District rather than their district of residence by completing an open enrollment application and being approved by the incoming district.

Open enrollment applications are filled on a first-come, first served basis, according to space. New students having siblings already in the Clinton-Massie Local School District will have preference over other new students but will have applications approved in the same manner as other students.

Families may make arrangements to meet a Clinton-Massie Local School bus at specific bus stops.

High school students who transfer school districts through open enrollment must follow Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) rules for participating on athletic teams. Typically, athletic eligibility is determined by the school in which the student is attending during their 9th grade year. OHSAA rules for transfer and athletic eligibility are very specific and must be followed by law.

Frequently Asked Questions:


What is open enrollment?

A parent or guardian residing in an Ohio school district may enroll their child in a school in the Clinton-Massie Local School District without paying tuition, provided they comply with open enrollment deadlines and procedures and their student is accepted by the Clinton-Massie Local School District. This is called Inter-district open enrollment. Forms must be completed and approved for Inter-district open enrollment.

How do I apply?

You may request an open enrollment application from our school district’s administration office or print one from our school district website.

What is the deadline for filing for open enrollment?

Forms must be filed with the Clinton-Massie Local School District, between April 3 and April 28 of the school year preceding the school year for which open enrollment is requested. After April 28 of the same year, applications will continue to be considered. However, open enrollment is filled on a first-come, first-served basis, according to space, so it is important to file your application as early as possible.

Does each child need to file an application?

Yes.

Do I need to reapply each year that my child attends school in the Clinton-Massie Local School District under open enrollment?

Yes.

Will the district provide transportation for my child?

Transportation is provided only within the Clinton-Massie Local School District or at our district’s designated bus stops.

Can my request be denied?

Generally, a request can be denied if filing deadlines are not met, if there is not classroom space for the student, or if the student is under expulsion from his/her current school district.

Do we need to open enroll if we move and want to remain in this school district?

Yes. You must file for open enrollment promptly after your move, or you may be denied.

Is there any cost involved?

There is no tuition charge for open enrolled children. However, parents are responsible for any and all miscellaneous fees for participation in courses, classes, or activities, the same as resident students are expected to pay.

Whom should I contact with further questions?

Desiree Osborn at 937-289-2471 x1402

Parent Responsibilities:

1. If you move from the school district you currently live in during the term of the open enrollment, it is your responsibility to notify the Clinton-Massie Local School District.

2. Approval for one child in a family does not guarantee approval for other children in the same family. Each child in a family must have an open enrollment request filed for him/her.

3. High school pupils who transfer from one school district to another under open enrollment may lose athletic eligibility. For questions on athletic eligibility, please refer to the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s website (www.ohsaa.org) or call the OHSAA at 614-267-2502.

4. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from school. After students are approved for open enrollment, arrangements to meet a bus at a predetermined stop may be arranged through the transportation department at 937-289-2649.

5. All school fees must be paid and up to date prior to the date of application. If fees are not paid in full, the application will go to the bottom of the list.

Application Form:

The application form for open enrollment can be downloaded via the link below. This PDF file contains the Open Enrollment policy which must be read prior to filling out the application. This application cannot be submitted electronically -- it must be submitted to the school.

Along with the application, the following items are required:

-Copy of Current Report Card
-Attendance Record
-Discipline Record
-Current IEP/ETR or 504 Plan
-Proof of Residence

For more information or questions, contact:
Desiree Osborn - 937-289-2471 /dosborn@clinton-massie.k12.oh.us
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