Open Enrollment Guide and Information Revision dated 2/1/23
Open enrollment applications must be completed online and are filled on a first-come, first serve basis, according to space. Open enrollment of students will be limited with respect to grade level capacities, building capacities, and program capacities which are established by the East Knox Local School District (EKLSD). If capacities have not been exceeded, enrollment privileges may be extended until capacities have been met. New students having siblings already in the (EKLSD) will have preference over other new students, but will have applications approved in the same manner as other students. Students who are enrolled in the District on the final day of the previous school year will receive enrollment preferences over the first-time student applicants. In addition, children of East Knox employees will receive enrollment consideration preferences over first-time applicants.
Enrollment will be denied to students who are residents of school districts in the State of Ohio and who have been suspended or expelled by the student's district for ten consecutive days or more in the term for which admission is sought or in the term immediately preceding the term for which admission is sought, the procedures may include a provision denying admission of such applicant. The student and parent(s)/guardian(s) may have an opportunity for a hearing before the Superintendent/designee to determine the admittance or non-admittance of the student.
Open Enrollment FAQs
What is Open Enrollment?
A parent or guardian residing in an Ohio school district may enroll their child in EKLSD without paying tuition, provided they comply with open enrollment deadlines, procedures and their student is accepted by EKLSD.
How do I apply for Open Enrollment?
You will need to complete the open enrollment process online, through Final Forms. We do not accept paper applications. If you do not have a way to complete the open enrollment process online, please let us know, we can make accommodations for you in our buildings.
When does the application period open and close for Open Enrollment to the EKLSD?
April 1st through May 1st, (Does not apply to incoming kindergarteners, they complete their forms on their registration days). If you move during the school year and are a current student you must complete the proper forms and have your address updated, promptly after you move or you may be denied.
Do I need to re-apply for Open Enrollment each year?
Yes. You will need to complete the open enrollment process online, through Final Forms. If you have a new student, you will need to create an account and complete all information and sign. If your student is a returning student, you will need to open your Final Forms account and verify/update your information and sign forms.
Do I need to re-apply for Open Enrollment if I move?
Yes. You must file for open enrollment promptly after your move (if your move takes you out of EKLSD), or you may be denied.
Will the district provide transportation for my student?
Transportation is provided only within the EKLSD or at our district’s designated bus stops. Please contact our Transportation Coordinator at 740-599-7000 x1016 for more information.
Is there any cost involved?
There is no tuition charge for open enrolled children. However, parents or guardians are responsible for any and all miscellaneous fees for participation in courses, classes, or activities, the same as resident students are expected to pay.
My Student would like to play sports, what do I need to know?
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 beginning their 9th grade year through 12th grade. OHSAA rules for transfer and athletic eligibility are very specific and must be followed by law.