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, 2019 – Last date for regular open enrollment requests for the 2019-20 school year.

September 1, 2019 – Last date for open enrollment requests for entering kindergarten students for the 2019-20 school year.


A timeline waiver may be considered for those students falling under the “good cause” definition for the 2019-20 school year.

Parents/guardians of open enrolled students whose household income is at or below the federal poverty guidelines for household size are eligible for transportation assistance. This may be in the form of actual transportation or in the form of a cash stipend. Parents should be aware that open enrollment may result in the loss of athletic eligibility. Parents have a right to appeal to State Board if an original request to open enroll was based on repeated acts of harassment or serious health condition of the student.

Please click on one of the following to find out further information related to the open enrollment process or to access the application for 2017-2018 school year or click here to go to the Iowa Department of Education Open Enrollment website page.


For further details, contact Office of Curriculum and Instruction, Mason City Community School District - Phone: 641-421-4402 (automated option #6) - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..