Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is the process by which parents/guardians residing in an Iowa district may enroll their children into another Iowa school district under the terms and conditions of Iowa Code section 282.18 and 281–Iowa Administrative Code 17.

The deadline for students entering Grades 1-12 is March 1st.  (for the following school year)
The deadline for students entering kindergarten is September 1st. (Of the current school year)

Guidelines for Open Enrollment in Iowa:
Iowa Department of Education Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Application Forms
2021-2022 School Year Open Enrollment Application

2022-2023 School Year Open Enrollment Application

Submit Applications to:
MISD District Office
Attention: Open Enrollment
777 South 15th Street
Marion, IA 52302
Fax: (319) 377-4692

Proof of Residency
Due at time of application is proof of residency.  Acceptable proof of residency (current dated documents within 30 days of registration or address change) that may be used to demonstrate residency in the district include:

  • Purchase contract with possession date or closing date

  • Most recent property tax statement

  • Rental agreement or lease

  • Recent mortgage statement

  • Utility billing statements (water, telephone, cable service, electric, gas, etc.)

Information must clearly state the name of parent or legal guardian, address of residency and business listed on form.  Confidential information (including account numbers or balances) can be blacked out or cut from the form as long as previous items listed are clearly displayed.