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Open Enrollment 2017-2018


March 1st is the deadline for open enrollment.  Therefore, if you do not live in the district but would like your child to attend Van Meter School starting with the 2017-2018 school year, please complete the open enrollment process. If you have already been accepted for Open Enrollment in a previous school year, you do not need to reapply unless you move into another district. Questions should be directed to Shonna Trudo in the Business Office no later than March 1st.   

Call (515) 996-9960 or email if questions.  

Van Meter Open Enrollment Process for Those Not Currently Open Enrolled Only

We will not process Open Enrollments prior to March 1, 2017. Please don't send in any applications in prior to February 1, 2017. For consideration for open enrollment to Van Meter Schools, the following process must be followed:

  • Complete the Digital Sign Up anytime prior to Feb. 1, 2017
  • The District will send an application form if openings exist by Feb. 8, 2017
  • Complete and return the Open Enrollment Application prior to March 1, 2017

Please follow this process. Any applications that do not follow the appropriate steps will be returned.

Available Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 School Year

As of 11/1/16 All Grades have spots available for Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 School Year with the following exceptions:

  • Kindergarten Open Enrollment is closed until Kindergarten Round-Up numbers have been confirmed.
  • 2nd Grade has only 3 openings.  These numbers are being watched closely.
  • No openings in special education at any grade level


More Information

The Iowa Open Enrollment law permits a wide range of educational choices for students enrolled in schools in Iowa. A parent/guardian may request open enrollment to a district other than the district of residence if application deadlines and/or a good cause (as defined by law) exists.

Open enrollment is the process for parents/guardians residing in another Iowa district who want to enroll in the Van Meter Community School District.  Parents/Guardians interested in open enrolling a student(s) to the Van Meter Community School District must complete a Digital Sign Up for each student.  Students currently open enrolled into Van Meter CSD do not need to complete the digital sign up sheet as described below.  

If capacity exists according to the open enrollment framework, the Board Secretary will contact each parent/guardian in chronological order of their completed digital sign up. Parents/Guardians will then complete and submit an open enrollment application for consideration.Those enrolling in kindergarten have until September 1 to file an application for open enrollment.

Open enrollment applications for the current school year will be considered expeditiously while applications for the following school year will be considered prior to March 1.

More information about the board of education approved open enrollment framework, including a detailed timeline for incoming Kindergarten students is available here.

Transportation to and from a point on a regular school bus route of the receiving district is the responsibility of the parent/guardian, unless economic eligibility requirements are met and the receiving district is next to the resident district.

Students who open enroll in grades 9-12 must wait 90 days to participate in interscholastic contests at the varsity level. For questions on eligibility, please contact:

Van Meter Community School District
Rick Roberts, Activities Director
520 1st Avenue
Van Meter, IA 50261
(515) 996-2221

For information about Open Enrollment, please visit the Iowa Department of Education website or contact:

Van Meter Community School District
Central Office
520 1st Avenue
Van Meter, IA 50261
(515) 996-2221